Why You Should Work With a Home Security Integrator
Ensure Your Next Project Has the Right Security Infrastructure
Security features in today’s homes are essential. Driven by new technology and devices, customer expectations for home security system capabilities have increased dramatically.
Your customers want things like cameras that can detect motion and activity, inside and out. They may wish to remote control a gate to let visitors in easily. Perhaps they have a prized wine collection and want to ensure the temperature and humidity control in that wine room or cellar is optimal. And of course, they would want remote control of an alarm or monitoring system, in case they forget to arm it or they need to provide access to their property when not at home.
All of these capabilities requires some planning. While you can focus on building (or perhaps remodeling) a great home in Decatur for your client, Innovative Concepts can help you plan the security features your client may want, and then provide all the services – from prewiring to installation – to make them a reality.
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The Importance of Prewiring
Pre-wiring is an essential element of a robust home security system infrastructure. Today’s technology may need data connectivity in unusual places.
Security cameras are a great example. In the past, cameras were analog and were connected via coaxial cable. They also require power, so they needed a cable dubbed Siamese coax, which combined the signal and power over a single cable. Today most new cameras are digital and communicate over IP, and they can use standard CAT5e networking cable. What’s more, most of these IP cameras can draw their power over the same cable, making prewiring easier and less expensive.
As a builder, you’re not focused on putting Cat5e out to a corner of the roofline where a surveillance camera might go to provide a view of the backyard – but we think about those things.
Many types of wiring infrastructure may be necessary for security and other smart home functions: Low voltage wiring, wiring for keypads to operate security and lighting systems, central wiring panels for audio and video distribution throughout the home. Some of this wiring can do double or triple duty in the house, underpinning security, entertainment, and control systems. That’s why when you bring us in early and work with our team, we can plan together to incorporate the appropriate infrastructure necessary for today’s security features.
There are many new types of sensors in the market for monitoring and security. The placement of these may matter, whether they are wired or wireless. One of the more exciting developments in this area is the multi-sensor, which can combine sensing and measurement of motion, light, temperature, humidity, and UV. Other sensors, such as those for water, can be discreetly integrated into places like bathrooms, laundry rooms, and other areas where a leak could cause severe damage. We can work with you to optimize placement of sensors, especially if the homeowner wants them hidden.
By bringing us early into your project, we can work with your clients to determine their security and monitoring requirements. By understanding the requirements early in the process, we can work with you to provide options and prices for the underlying infrastructure as well as choices for the homeowner – or potential homeowner if you are building a spec home. Either way, you will have answers to questions like “Can I build in a hidden security camera at my gate?”, or “How do I let someone in remotely when I’m not home?” If the right infrastructure is planned, adding surveillance cameras and smart locks becomes easy.
Innovative Concepts would enjoy the opportunity to tell you more about the latest home security system technology.
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