What Are Some Common Issues With Outdated Security Systems?
From residential homes to businesses and schools, security systems are an essential part of keeping people safe. Check out some of these common security system issues and find out why you should upgrade to a reliable and effective security system today.
Security cameras don’t do a lot of good if videos and pictures aren’t clear enough. Older security systems are usually equipped with older security cameras, and those cameras capture photos and videos at a lower resolution. Upgrading to a modern security system means you get a clearer picture of anything your security cameras catch, so you can get to the bottom of the case or provide better evidence to local police.
Older security systems typically have more limited storage capabilities, which means you can’t store a lot of photos or videos at once. If you’re looking for security camera footage from a few weeks ago, your security system may have automatically deleted those files to create space for new recordings and photos. A modern security system gives you the opportunity to upgrade to cloud storage or a larger storage drive, so you don’t have to worry about losing footage.
Hard drives are notorious for failing, especially if they’re forced to shut down suddenly. If your older security system uses a hard drive, you can enjoy more reliable and effective security with a solid state drive (SSD) or a cloud storage solution. With modern data storage solutions, you’re far less likely to lose your data due to corrupt files or physical damage to components.
Reliable and effective security systems need to be powered by the right software, but older security systems don’t always use up-to-date software. Upgrading to a modern security system means you get more reliable and effective security software, so you don’t have to worry about crashes and other software errors causing you to lose files or miss out on crucial security camera recordings. According to the Electronic Security Association, most alarm systems have a built-in delay of 30 seconds to three minutes before contacting the monitoring company. Unreliable software may mess with this delay or other important features of the system.
When it comes to protecting schools, businesses, and other important commercial property, you need a security system you can count on. If you’re currently working with an outdated security system, now is the best time to upgrade to a reliable and effective security system with all the modern features. Get in touch with us at Sonitrol Delaware to get started today.