Located on the Gold Coast, we offer security system installation for any of our security products throughout the Brisbane, Gold Coast  regions. 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.

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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 lenssize 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.

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.

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 three basic types of CCTV Camera, from an installation and FOV 

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.

The Dome surveillance camera 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.

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.

Above all the FOV for Cameras is depicted by the Lens size.

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!