SECURITY BLOG

Find out more about what we do at Eagle Security Solutions Ltd., including security tips, helpful hints, installation guidelines and more.

Security Installation 101

An expensive camera is useless if not installed correctly

Not only is our weather a factor but security cameras do need their own security. I shake my head when we see some of the big companies free running cable and not taking the 30 minutes to use protective measures to make sure the installation is secure.

We also see installations from other companies that try to install conduit but they install the pipe into the lower junction box from the top. No matter how much sealant is used water will always get in. Click the photo thumbnail to see a correctly installed bullet security camera.

Parkade cameras are one of the best investments for any parkade

But the “cheap” way of zip ties or free running the wire onto existing pipes is forbidden in our company. It is true conduit and the installation will add costs but you will regret it when you wiring is cut leaving your investment useless.

This photo shows two buildings worth of EMT and PVC conduit, delivered to the site.

Access Control is a less expensive option

We saw this in a 300 suite condo building, the thieves now have the master keys and suite keys. A simple card access solution would have been an easy fix. Just delete the card.

“What if they use the card they gained access to?” For the “master” entry fob we only allow this to work on one reader that has a keypad for dual authentication. Manual keys will be hidden beyond the door.

Installing latch guards

A latch guard is a cheap solution that should be mandatory for any lock upgrade. The stainless steel plate makes it impossible to pick the lock.

The trouble with peanuts

The following photo shows what paying peanuts will buy. We got called to a job after cameras kept dropping and the old company stopped coming. Turns out people kept cutting lines in the common areas. You would never see us install like this.

If you need to save on a security camera installation, don’t let it be this way.

Help is on the way

Our team was called to duty when a security / electrical company got in over their head up north and needed our help to get the client’s issues sorted. Have a safe trip!

Not too high

Making use of Vandal proof cameras mounted a bit lower can produce some super clear face shots even when they are wearing a cap or looking down.

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