Before installing a surveillance and security system at your Utah home or business, you’ll have to make a few decisions.

Unless your system is designed to achieve your goals, you won’t have the safety and peace-of-mind you otherwise could. A professional security system installation contractor – like the experts at AVI Systems – can help you consider your options and design a system that meets your needs as well as your budget.

Security System Architecture

An effective security system requires much more than simply mounting a few cameras, microphones and motion-activated lighting. Designing a system requires choosing what type of connectivity it will have, whether the system will store surveillance recordings and what types of events will trigger specific system functions.

For example, you might prefer a system where surveillance cameras activate upon detecting motion, as opposed to a system where the cameras are constantly on. You may want your recordings to automatically upload to cloud storage, download to a computer hard drive and be overwritten after a period of time or you may choose to have the footage streamed to you directly on an electronic device.

You can choose sensors that detect motion, sound, body heat or air movement as opposed to those that alarm if a contact is broken – many systems use a combination of these.

Wireless vs. Hardwired Installation

Most home surveillance and security system functions can be accomplished using hard-wired or wireless components.

Wireless components are typically less expensive and require less time to install. They have some perceived disadvantages. You have to change batteries periodically, for example, and they may be limited in range.

Hard-wired security systems can’t be easily uninstalled and moved to a new location, if you sell your house. However, they do typically increase the value of your property. They may have a longer range and be less prone to interference. However, today’s technology has made wireless systems much more reliable than in the past and highly impervious to tampering.

Choosing a Surveillance & Security Installation Professional

Every security, surveillance and automation system installation is unique to the customer and location. The best way to identify the considerations for your system is to consult a surveillance and security professional.

At AVI Systems, we have extensive training and experience in the design, architecture and installation of automation and security systems of all types and sizes. We take the time to understand your goals and evaluate your home or business to determine how best to achieve them. We represent some of the most well-known and well-respected manufacturers of security system components and we understand how to deliver the high-quality system you want while respecting your budgetary constraints.

To learn more about us or to request a consultation to discuss a surveillance and security system for your home or business, contact our Draper, Utah headquarters today.