Security System Components

August 30th, 2019

Many different types of businesses invest in security systems to protect employees, customers, and assets. In the same token, so do schools, but in those cases, administrations install the equipment to safeguard students, staff members, and visitors. What does everybody need protection from? Well, anybody can turn on the news today to see that modern society isn't always very friendly, including right here in the United States. Headlines that continually seem to strike fear into everyone are present that have to do with...

  • School/Public Event Shootings
  • Violent Robberies
  • Bomb Scares
  • Disgruntled Worker Attacks

Of course, there are plenty of other issues as well. This list only covers a few. Thus, sitting back and doing nothing at all can turn into a nightmare scenario for organizational leaders and district officials. After all, if a problem were to occur, people could sustain injuries or lose their lives. Money, products, valuable items, and more can be stolen as well. So, curious persons should remain right here to learn about how security systems and video monitoring can help. 

Security System Components

Surveillance cameras are an essential part of any security system. They allow the institutions to record events and capture them in clear detail. These devices often deter criminals from the get-go, which is a big draw for schools and offices alike. Access control is another tool that can prove to be beneficial. It can be helpful for restricting who can enter a building/room or access resources.

Security systems can be combined with flood detectors, fire alarms, CO sensors, and more to provide comprehensive protection for your campus or business. These things ensure that the right people are notified of the problem so that it can be nipped in the bud quickly. So, don't delay any longer. Instead, contact a reputable security company today to make your organization a little safer all the way around.

 Insight Into How Video Monitoring Works

Video monitoring is typically provided by establishments that specialize in commercial security systems. Basically, monitored systems send signals to an off-site location. There, trained professionals watch over the property 24/7. If an alarm becomes tripped, the agency usually contacts the business or campus to discover whether an actual problem exists or not. When the institution cannot provide the correct authentication code, the authorities will be notified and sent out to investigate the situation.

Self-Monitoring Systems Are Available Too

A self-monitoring system is pretty much just what it sounds like. The organization is solely responsible for keeping an eye on things. One benefit that comes along with this selection is that it can save the business or school some money. It can be hard to justify paying for professional monitoring 24 hours a day, 7-days per week if nothing ever happens.

However, the primary drawback is that when an emergency does occur, on-site staff members may not have the expertise required for dealing with the crisis. Additionally, at the same moment, they are in danger as well, and if something were to happen to them, they would not be able to notify others about the situation. So, research the choices thoroughly before deciding which one is right for you.

Does your school or business need a top-notch security system? Contact DWS Tech to schedule a consultation today. 

"Steve I just wanted to thank you and your partner Ray Kindsfather for the fine work you men did installing the security cameras around my home. The quality of the pictures is excellent, the clarity in day or infrared mode is exactly what I was looking for. What good is a camera if you can't identify the person and these cameras will greatly assist the police in identifying a perpetrator. The computer side of the job is easy and fast with very little adjustment time for me in finding what I want to see. Software and hardware get A+++++ no doubt about. The Ring is equally easy to use and the quality of the camera is equally strong. The installation was clean and fast. You maintain a clean site, it’s like you were never here. You answered all my questions with pin point accuracy. Integrity suits you well. Your answers were honest and to the point. Refreshing in today’s world. All and all you and Ray make a strong team at DWS Technology LLC. I have no problem recommending you to friend or family, home or business. God bless you both with your business. I will call you for future installations. "

Cliff Mulvaney


"Ray, in reviewing several different security cameras there were many good products, but none met my criteria of clarity and no long-term contract. Raymond, you showed me one product that caught my attention with the clarity and distance viewing that I could not get with other systems. The zoom after a few feet became distorted with the other systems but with the Alibi NVR package you demoed, we could zoom in and out with clarity which made this product stand out from all the rest. The NVR system is so simple, in fact, anyone can configure the system to suit their needs. You can monitor your home from your smartphone or tablet and having security cameras makes it a great deterrent for criminal activity. DWS Technology delivered as promised! Your installation crew worked clean and treated my home as if it was their own. Great attention to detail! I will recommend DWS Technology to anyone! Great job guys!"

Eli R.

"DWS Technology does great work! I found them to be knowledgeable, professional and cost-effective. DWS designed a company-wide integrated comprehensive solution with site survey drawings outlying every detail of the project for our nine major locations. The surveillance performance we needed was exactly what we received. DWS, you outperformed our expectations and continue to do so with your tech support. Thank you for providing great service and delivering on your promises."

John Schreiber

Building Superintendent, Catholic Charities

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