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Giving your security system a long life

Giving your security system a long life

16th March 2017

A good security solution needs to do more than protecting your site or premises today: it must protect for the foreseeable future, too. When you purchase perimeter fencing and other security measures, you’re investing in your site or premises’ future. Here at Zaun, we understand how important longevity can be in a security solution. That’s why we make all our security equipment as hard-wearing as possible. However, you may be wondering if there’s anything you can do to ensure that your security solution has a long lifespan. Luckily, there are several steps you can take to make sure your security system is still effective years (or even decades) after you buy it.

1. Plan for future threats

When choosing security equipment for your system, think about what the future may hold. Don’t just build a security solution that only addresses the threats that your premises currently face. Instead, try to imagine the kind of intrusions and attacks that might befall your premises in the future and incorporate countermeasures into the system you’re creating today. For example, if you run a small business, your premises may only be targeted by petty criminals and miscreants at present. However, as your business grows, you may have to fend off better-organised criminals and agents of corporate espionage. By investing in countermeasures today, you won’t be caught off-guard later and won’t have to overhaul your system suddenly.

2. Buy equipment that’s appropriate to your environment

To guarantee the longevity of your security system, you have to ensure the longevity of its individual components. Think about the stresses that each piece of security equipment will be subjected to and invest in equipment designed to cope with these stresses. This will minimise wear and tear and help increase the lifespan of your security system. For example, if you need to deploy security cameras in an exposed, outdoor area, don’t just invest in standard cameras: opt for highly weather-resistant versions instead. Always choose equipment that’s suited to the environment where it will be deployed.

3. Carry out regular maintenance

The simplest way to prolong the life of your security solution is to ensure it is well-maintained. Check for signs of wear-and-tear regularly and carry out essential maintenance to avoid breakdowns and failures that might compromise your security system in the long term.

By following these straightforward steps, you can create a long-lived security system and keep it functional for years. Contact Zaun today for further advice.