If you’re in the technology industry, be it as an IT workhorse, a CIO, or as any kind of tech decision-maker, chances are you’re familiar with DIY wireless security systems (you know: the minimalist fonts; the IoT connectivity; the name which rhymes with “bing”). The consumer public is already convinced these systems will replace the tech and skills offered by the professional installer community.
But should you consider them for your office? No, we don’t think you should.
As convenient — and inexpensive — as it would be to install DIY-grade security security products in your office or organization, we can’t stress enough how bad of an idea that is.
After all, those products are generally for hobbyists, and producing repeatable, consistent, scalable and ultimately-secure solutions is NOT a hobby, it’s a profession.
That’s why we put together this list of current, flexible products that you should definitely have a professional install — or, if you have the skills to install yourself, you can at least feel better knowing that our colleagues at Security Sales & Integration rated these products much higher than any DIY solution.
Why hidden security sensors?
Hidden security sensors can do several things for your workplace:
- First, they can show customers some impressive alternatives to typical visible door contacts and PIRs.
- Second, the strategic implementation of one or two of these hidden sensors can greatly diversify a system and can create an unseen challenge even for savvy burglars.
These are not sensors and techniques that a consumer can just pick up at their local big-box store or even online without professional experience.Let’s take a look at some hidden sensors that will differentiate your offerings from the DIY security riffraff.