Facility managers can become overwhelmed when making choices about access control. It can be especially tough to make the right choices as a DIY project. The amount of information to review while researching available products is astonishing. And technology is changing almost daily it seems. Site security requires lots of specialized knowledge, sound planning, and product and supplier vetting. What about equipment installation?
How hard can it be? It seems like a simple process: find the best product that fits your needs, order it and have it installed. What can go wrong? It is easy for a novice DIY’er to find themselves in over their head at the deep-end of the pool without a life jacket.
We have received dozens of calls from DIY’ers who find themselves in need of a lifeline. Don’t take our word for how easy it is to find yourself in trouble. Security magazine published this article a while back that spells it out for you: You Deserve to be Delighted: 10 Essential Elements to Look for in a Security Entrance Manufacturer,. There are 10 key points that must be understood when undertaking an access control project. A security system is an investment that you will have to live with for a long time. You need to be certain you make the best decision for your organization.
The 10 key elements are:
Accurate Order Fulfillment
Durable Product and Fast Delivery
Installation Verified for Quality
Fast Resolution Time and Parts Fulfillment
Knowledgeable Service Partners
Standardization for Efficiency
The article provides a comprehensive checklist to aid in the selection of a security system. Think about your own experiences with selecting a vendor. Any checklist to help you select the best available is only as good as the information you can collect and verify.
Selection is a deduction and speculation at best. You can’t really know how well a system meets your needs until it’s installed and you have lived with it for a few months. Keep in mind that access is only one aspect of a security system. The access equipment must integrate into the system to function as needed.
The best approach is to begin with the larger picture in mind at the onset
You should hire a professional to assist in selecting the best equipment and software for your security system. Conzer Security has extensive experience with equipment and manufacturers. We can help you select the best for your needs. Conzer Security will identify the best options to meet your current needs, with an eye on future expansion.
The professionals at Conzer Security have been designing security systems for a wide variety of industries and facilities for years. Our expertise and experience means we understand where the technology has come from and where it is headed, and how to build systems that can adjust to the changes.
Call us at 317-580-9460 for a free security consultation to see if we can help you make the best decisions for your business today – and for tomorrow.