By Chris Dingman – Operations Manager
Whether you have a large or small office, your security system was originally designed and installed, for the number of doors and entry points that office has, to give you have the best possible protection.
Gaps in Protection
When renovations occur sometimes your protection needs to be revamped as well. Adding or removing walls can have an effect on how equipment will work. In a retail store adding a wall to create more space to display merchandise can block motion or audio detectors from covering what it used to cover. The new display may create an unprotected area for you.
Taking out a wall can create false alarms. You spent a lot of time and money creating that open concept you have always wanted, but the motion detector that was ending at the wall, now catches the curtains blowing when the heat turns on. Adding beautiful French doors out to the patio can also create an unprotected entry point.
Off the wall, into your phone
Taking the time to call your security company to review your coverage when even small office renovations are done can make sure you have the coverage you expect. It’s also a good time to find out how the latest technology can make your life easier, allowing you to get rid of your phone line and having your alarm system communicate over the internet or cell, and getting a smart phone app to arm and disarm your system.
After recovering from your construction and clean up, you don’t want to have to deal with false alarms or an insurance claim because your renovations created an unprotected area. A good security company is invested in your protection. Give them the plans before your renovation, so they can give you the best possible protection.
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