The advancements in security technology (along with technology in general) means that being eco-friendly is much easier now than it was several years ago.
The security systems we provide are generally low-power consumption and can be combined with any number of eco-conscious methods to draw power without compromising on reliability.
Harnessed with the fact that we can contain all pertinent information (Such as alarms, live feeds or alerts) within apps on smartphones or tablets rather than a number of dedicated PCs or monitors, it makes for a much more efficient way of working.
As our industry grows and new technology becomes available, everything is produced in compliance with The Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS). It means that from the point of manufacture onwards, the security industry does not really have any excuses to go that little bit further to make a difference and maintain their eco-friendly status.
As a large proportion of our clients are in remote locations, covering large areas, it has become a necessity to produce security systems for them that can either work on a standalone basis or where low, reliable levels of power are a standard option.
We’ll cover how our systems are eco-friendly as well as a few changes we’ve made as a company to be a little more friendly to the planet.
ECO-Friendly, Solar Powered Or Off-Grid.
Every client we work with has unique security needs but all require complete reliable protection.
Safe Security Solutions specialises in detection and protection systems, which trigger the moment a threat is detected and take immediate action. Many of these are in remote locations or cover wide, open areas that conventional security will not be suitable for.
This can often present a problem for standard security companies as there will be the issue of laying a lot of cables and causing a lot of disruption simple to install the systems. We work differently.
By ensuring that our security systems can all work as stand-alone items (such as buried sensors), we can use alternative power sources on the client’s say-so.
This may include solar panels, wind turbines or other renewable sources of energy. Below are a few examples of how our systems meet and exceed the eco-conscious needs of our clients.
Low Power Consumption
We work with everyone from owners of private residences to estate owners, industrial business units, enclosed private areas or sprawling open areas.
Every security system we provide is based on low-power detection units that feedback to a central security hub. This allows for easy, effective monitoring as well as individual low-power units. Unlike many legacy security systems, there are parts of system that only need a few continuous volts to stay on, alert and protective.
Renewable Energy Sources
It is often possible, even suggested, that renewable power sources are adopted for your security needs.
Each environment dictates the best options but solar power, wind or even water power can be an ideal way of powering your security system. This can be for standalone units, the complete system or even purely as a reliable backup power source, even if the national grid and battery backup are in place already.
Batteries Are Included
Feel free to ask about which detection systems we stock that already come with batteries installed.
For example, our SensoGuard Moss AIO 2.0 sensors can be self-powered and work wirelessly for up to ten months before requiring a recharge. As battery technology has moved on, so too have the systems we can install.
It seems obvious but fewer security units means much less cabling.
This means installation can be performed more quickly, by fewer people. In turn, this reduces the sheer production impact of creating components.
Effective security is not about the volume of units installed, the effectiveness of the security is far more important.
Fewer Units Required
One huge benefit of detection systems that are more effective, is that, quite simply, you need less of them.
In the past, security companies would install fixed CCTV systems, which were hampered by the range and affected by weather conditions, to a point that it would take numerous cameras to create any sort of effective coverage.
When our detection systems (buried detectors or mounted vibration sensors) are correctly installed, you can have one long-range camera covering a much wider area, along with systems such as alarms or lighting. Any alert will cause the camera to move its area of vision and focus on the threat, thus doing the job of multiple CCTV cameras in the past as well as reducing the sheer amount of footage, to only include relevant triggers.
Minimising Environmental Disruption
Following on from less cabling, this also means that damage and disruption to the immediate environment are reduced.
The fewer tenches that need to be dug, holes that need to be drilled and resources that need to be used, the lesser the impact to the environment.
This applies to both the production and installation as well as the location for the installation. A lower impact on the local ecosystem and aesthetic is a big goal for the Safe Security Solutions Team.
Correct planning, easy installation and using the best components for security means that there is no compromise when it comes to the effectiveness of your security.
Minimising Engineers, Vehicle Use & Petrol-Powered Tools
Fewer units, less cabling, more effective systems, this all means that it takes less time and fewer engineers to install our systems.
We’ll never dictate how a third party installer carries out their work but whenever we provide the engineers, we try to ensure that fewer vehicles, rechargeable power tools and fewer fossil fuels are necessary for your security system installation.
Many clients we work with are very rural and this can often present issues regarding powering of the security systems. When their security needs to cover large, open areas, we simply cannot rely on standard options for power like the national grid.
Fortunately, we have a range of options and low-power consumption security systems that make it very possible to be effective and eco-friendly