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Security System installation services

We offer Security System installation and maintenance services throughout SE QLD, North QLD, Sydney and Melbourne for all the products we offer. Our installation teams are fully licensed and insured, giving you the peace of mind that our installs are professionally managed and your security product covers your requirements.

For more information on which product will cater for your needs please click on one of the following links:

A guide to Alarm products
A guide to CCTV products
A guide to Intercom products
A guide to Access Control products

Or call one of our security experts on 1300 004 226 for some professional advice about which security installation might suit you.

Once you have selected the product that is right for you and called our team to book your Security installation in the relevant area, the following is a coarse "rule of thumb" that explains some of the logistics and times involved in installing some of our Security products.

1: Sensor, Detector or Camera Locations

Planning the location of any Detector, Sensor or Camera is the first thing to think about before any installation can take place. The factor that dictates this required location is the FOV (Field Of View), or coverage that is provided by the item we are installing Vs the area or item you are trying to secure.

A Cameras FOV is dictated by which lens size is picked, whereas the Motion Detector’s FOV is more of an invisible art where Heat and Light all impact on the area of detection – please click on the relevant links for a more detailed explanation.

2: Alarm Panel or Base Unit Location

Next is the location of the base unit, be it the Alarm Panel, the DVR/NVR or the Intercom indoor monitor. The Alarm panel is advised to be installed in an out of the way location that will not be easily found. The DVR/NVR (the CCTV recording station) is at the customer’s discretion. Some customers like to put this in an obscure hard to find location, whilst others like to integrate the unit to their home TV and view the footage live. The indoor Monitor for intercom systems is at the customer’s request but cable runs have a major part to play in this, unless a Wireless system is purchased. Just bear in mind that the cable from point to point really depicts what can go where. For example cathedral ceilings and two story properties might require some external conduit or wireless devices to get the products to the corrects locaitons. Power outlets are also required within a close proximity to the control boxes, our electrician can install a GPO (power outlet) at the required location for a one off fee of $154.

3: Product Types

Then comes the type of Camera, Detector, Sensor or Intercom system – Wired or Wireless. For all single story properties we advocate the use of hard wired systems. This removes the need for both replacing batteries and dealing with each items sleep mode. If you have building with two or more stories then we have to look at our installations in a different manner, combining both hard wired and wireless equipment.

Alarm Systems

To install Motion, Smoke or other detectors to a ceiling where there is no roof access space, we would have one of two options to look at:

  • Place wireless detectors on these floors and install a wireless receiver module to the alarm panel - this is the obvious choice as to mount conduit and drill holes is not only an eye sore but also very labour intensive; or

  • Insert the required cable into externally mounted conduit and drill cable entry holes from floor to floor. This can look a little ugly but the conduits can be painted over.

CCTV Cameras

Whilst there are a myriad of mounting options for CCTV Cameras when you place mounting brackets into the equation, the following is a simple overview of the basic cameras out of the box options.

There are five basic types of CCTV Camera, from an installation and FOV (field of view: please read Lenses Explained) perspective.

Bullet Camera


Generally we install Bullet CCTV cameras to external locations that require a narrow distance view EG. driveways and Car Parks. This camera has a very versatile FoV once mounted as they can be pointed in any direction 360 degrees.

**NOTE - these cameras are easily pushed to a different FoV so we advise that these are installed to a postion that cannot be reached easily.

Dome Camera



The two cameras above are slightly different.

The one on the left is an "eyeball" camera that is extremely versatile and can be mounted on any surface, easily covering the required FoV. Excellent for external mounting requirements. 

The one on the right is the more common dome camera. This is predominantly installed internally, although with all of our cameras having an IP rating of 66 (water proof rating) you can install these externally too. This camera has a restricted mounting position as if it is mounted vertically then you cannot move the lens from left to right without rotating the cameras view, as a result if mounted this way you are restricted to vertical adjustments only.

Box Camera




The Box cameras are usually installed where a dedicated and specific location with good focus is required to be viewed or recorded – IE a shop’s cash register or Service Stations. They are also commonly used to obtain license plates but are a little more expensive that the average camera. The Box Cameras usually come with no lenses, these have to be purchased seperately.

Above all the FoV for Cameras is depicted by the Lens size – please review the Lenses Explained page.

Fisheye Camera

The Fisheye camera, whilst more expensive, can cover a complate shop area or room. When placed in the centre of the ceiling it litterally displays a 360 degree view:

This is then broken up by the software into either panoramic or single camera views.

PTZ (Pan, Tilt, Zoom)

The PTZ cameras are an excellent camera, to the point that for us CCTV geeks these are the cream of the crop. With all sorts of functionality such as SMART tracking, Massive IR (upto 150M), excellent optical zooming and of course the ability to remotely rotate the the camera to any FoV that you need (apart from straight up! surprise) The only downside is that you are only recording what the camera is looking at, at that specific time.

4: Power

One of the final things to think about is the location of a power outlet. Each base unit (the Alarms control panel, the CCTV's recording unit or the Intercom's monitor etc.) requires power in the location that the item is to be installed. If a GPO (General Power Outlet) is required then our qualified electrician can be booked in to come and install it in the desired location.

5: Installation times

Next comes the actual installation. For a single story property that has reasonable roof space the following approximate installation times will apply:

Alarms

Product

Labour time

Alarm Panel, internal screamer and code pad

½ Hour

External Screamer/Strobe

½ Hour

Alarm Sensor or Smoke Detector

½ Hour

Telephone integration

½ Hour

Testing

½ Hour

GPO (a power outlet must be installed, if not available, at the location of the alarm panel)

1 Hour

 

CCTV

Product

Labour time

DVR/NVR (Recording Unit)

1 Hour

Camera

1 Hour

GPO (a power outlet must be installed, if not available, at the location of the DVR/NVR)

1 Hour

Configuration and mobile/internet connectivity

1 Hour

 

Intercom Systems

Product

Labour time

Indoor Monitor

1 Hour

Outdoor Station

3 Hours

Door Strike

1 Hour

GPO (a power outlet must be installed, if not available, at the location of the DVR/NVR)

1 Hour

Configuration

½ Hour


The above is only an approximation as both the length and location of cable runs plus the space available in the roof could have a big impact on these times. For example if you have a long roof where the cable run needs to go from end to end, and your roof only allows for a 1M space then one cable might take 2 hours to run!

 

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