Cutting edge security involves protecting the outdoors and the indoors, during the day and at night. Many commercial installs require system planning with a top down perspective, yet at the same time, design and implementation go from the bottom up. Regardless, you are going to install it one door, one opening, one area at a time to achieve the final global protection required.
Although some of you involved in security are not interested in Federal Homeland Security projects because of the labyrinth of regulations—and the fact that more often than not the contract is awarded to that “closed network” of companies whose strong presence in federal level contract administration everyone knows—for the majority of dealer integrators there are still opportunities to get in on saving the country’s assets. Many of you are winning jobs at local and regional levels. Even more dealers are contracting for facility security as companies realize the importance of securing and protecting what runs their businesses: people.
Except for isolated instances where esoteric one of a kind technology prevails for the extreme strategic situations, the experienced commercial security dealer has access to resources that put you on a level playing field technologically. Our guest vendors offer several solutions, instrumental in a recent install at an office complex.
The most important first step to securing a building is a comprehensive assessment of the entire facility from top to bottom, identifying all points of entry and exit. You put together the evaluation and then try to come up with the best solution within the client’s budget. The choices made here are for a middle tier customer; not bare bones and not off-the-wall high end either; however it provides total and comprehensive protection where the clients needs it.