There are many types of storage facilities. Self storage, commercial storage, climate controlled storage or even office storage, and all of them are affected by one important aspect: Security.
Storage units are hired not only for the necessity and the convenience they brings to property owners but also by the security they provide for people’s valuables. When people rent storage spaces, security should be prioritized over convenience and there are a lot of factors that may compromise the safety of a person’s property.
When storage facilities install security systems in their site, they should consider three important things: the installer, system design and the wiring.
Choosing the right professional is crucial for the security of a storage facility. They could either make or break the ability of providing a secure storage facility. When choosing the right installer, you can first talk to many operators in your area and inquire about the person or group who installed their security systems and ask them for some recommendations.
He or she should also play a role in the designing of the self storage project. Remember that you would need his expert advice and also know that he can’t make any decisions without your input.
Now for the system design, you should first think of the location of the gate. The gate location should be based on the safety, office position and the zoning. The first thing to do is to determine the needed space for vehicles to come in and out of the facility. Then you should consider the facility or the building. Know that the placement of the building also plays a great role in safety and security.
Do not forget to include any special aspects or add-ons that your system may have.
Now for the wiring, the installer should seek out an electrician to discuss the needed wiring for your system. Your security system will require low voltage making the wiring to run on a PVC conduit. The security wiring should be separated from the standard wiring.
Remember that the diameter matters and that the more conduits, the better.
Always make discussions with the installer. Remember, communication is important to ensure that you both create a secure and effective system for the facility.