Time for a Security Upgrade?
Security systems typically last between 12 and 20 years. It is often confusing to know when and what to upgrade. Our team at ASI understands how difficult it can be to maintain an aging security system. The good news is that we know what to look for and which components most likely need replacing.
System Components Aren’t Created Equal
A security system consists of many devices, components, and software. These components work together to protect you, your property, and your people. Depending on how old your security components are, they may begin to deteriorate, leaving you at risk. Depending on how frequently they are used, cameras should be replaced after ten years, motion detectors can last up to 20 years, and locking mechanisms should be upgraded every 5 to 10 years. It is also essential to regularly test and update fire and life-safety systems according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Every three years, all system batteries need to be replaced. But one thing is sure, with age, security systems become more prone to failure.
System Breakdown: Costly and Unpredictable
In most cases, security systems fail slowly, component by component, rather than suddenly. This slow degradation may result in false alarms, poor picture quality, or dead zones not protected by the system. Almost always, outdated equipment is to blame.
Don’t wait until your aging system malfunctions or fails. It’s time to ensure your system runs smoothly and efficiently. By updating or replacing older components, you can ensure the safety of your property and your people.
Take it Up a Notch: Upgrading Security Cameras
Camera technology advances every year. Better picture quality, better lenses, better camera mounts, and more can lead to new levels of quality and security. The most effective way to improve your security system might be to update your IP or older model CCTV cameras, which typically last 6 to 10 years. Investing in a new camera has many benefits, including a leap in image quality, often going from grainy low-resolution images to vibrant high-definition ones. Compared to older systems, newer systems offer crisp picture quality and sound, including two-way audio. Adding a new dimension to your security can replace fixed cameras with pan-tilt-zoom cameras (PTZ) or 360 panoramic cameras (360p).
Updates could add features like mobile integration, wireless functionality, biometrics, and other recent technologies.
Upgrading a Commercial Security System
Your outdated security system shouldn’t hold you back. Upgrades aren’t just options but investments in your business’s safety and success. Take advantage of this opportunity to better protect your business by leveraging the latest technologies and features. In addition to protecting your business, you’ll gain valuable peace of mind. Invest in a new level of protection today, and you will enjoy a brighter, safer future.
Get in touch with ASI and let our experts evaluate your current system to see if any improvements need to be made to enhance your security and increase the life of your system. Call ASI today. 713-490-2020.
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