Upgrading security systems





One of the main choices, the adoption of which is necessary for the modernization of video surveillance systems and security systems in general, is the choice of the right technology. When making this important decision, industry professionals often have to choose between a technology that is in its infancy, but with great potential, and proven technology. In this article we will look at some factors to consider before turning to the latest untested technologies.


Today, it would seem, revolutionary technologies are beginning to enter into mass use. However, they are not always the best choice for upgrading security systems. Although the benefits can be huge, including a new level of performance and efficiency, such a solution can lead to unforeseen errors and problems.


Choosing between revolutionary untested technology with great potential benefits and time-tested technology will be a dilemma as long as the security industry continues to evolve. A deeper understanding of the different stages of the technological cycle and following traditional methods of technology assessment and adoption will help make the right choice. The following are some key steps that should help you make informed decisions about implementing the best security technologies in your business.


Decide on the purpose of your security system.


Take the time to consider the shortcomings of the existing system and how new technologies can eliminate them. Evaluate the benefits of better management and / or more economical use of resources and other clearly measurable benefits not available to existing security systems or today's technologies.


Explore the need for additional resources.


If the technology considered for implementation requires the allocation of additional networks, equipment or personnel, it is important to establish which internal resources should be attracted. It is worth considering and taking into account various factors that may require changes, for example, the state of the electrical network. Non-standard technologies require more effort and time than standard solutions. It is necessary to clearly understand who ultimately controls the process - the user, installer or manufacturer.


Consider the ease of use of the system.


With the advent of digital security in the field of security, the market has replenished with several new product suppliers. It will not be superfluous to know whether their product was developed for the market by industry professionals. Management should also take into account the willingness of their staff to work with new technology and, if necessary, decide on retraining or training employees in accordance with the level of necessary skills.


Do not forget about the flexibility of the system and the simplicity of its maintenance.


Investing in new technologies, you need to seriously consider the flexibility and ease of maintenance of the security system. Many factors must be taken into account, such as restrictions on size, number of devices, etc.


Do not forget about the role of system installers


End users should contact their installation partners for advice on using the new technology. System installers have extensive experience in purchasing and installing both standard and proven, as well as advanced security systems.


Ultimately, the most important are not the technologies, but the goals and needs of the user, as well as the best solutions to achieve them.