Site surveys provide a thorough understanding of daily facility operations, risks in and around the location, and the required infrastructure. It’s important to identify the right partner to conduct the site survey, and you should also know what to expect.
Advice is welcome when it comes from a reliable, trusted source. However, as the saying goes, good advice is often hard to find. In the security industry, advice needs to come from a professional with an in-depth knowledge of modern security principles and technologies. When you find that security professional, and they can apply their experience to your facility challenges and organizational expectations, you’re able to deliver a safer and more secure facility for your staff and occupants.
Attention to Detail
Site surveys may be focused or have a wide-angle field of view. A narrow-focused site survey will pay close attention to only the task at hand. For example, a common site survey involves the deployment of security cameras. Considerations are given to facility vulnerabilities, and then proper locations for mounting and camera types. Wiring and other infrastructure requirements are also considered. But, what else is being missed if we’re only looking at cameras? What’s the condition of the fence at the edge of the property? Are there obstructions that could be removed to provide a better view of the area? Is door control handled properly at the entrances? Each of these extra vulnerabilities can be considered during the site survey if an expert partner is chosen.
Survey documentation is critical. It should outline all discussion points from the walk-through, as well as any additional considerations. The survey will be the basis of design for the system modification, upgrade, or initial installation. Without proper documentation, important details may be overlooked when the design team is planning for the appropriate system components.
With detailed documentation, the system will be designed with the proper components and infrastructure connectivity plan. Compatibility with existing or future software and hardware platforms will be considered. Once the plan is designed, the end user will have the opportunity to review it with input from all internal stakeholders. Buy-in is critical and allows everyone to provide final input before the system is purchased and deployed. Once the plan is signed-off, installation is scheduled and executed with minimal impact on your operations.
Professional Security Partner
The Vision team can survey your facility, coordinate design, and professionally install and integrate the safety hardware and software. Vision can also create a custom Managed and Hosted Services plan, freeing up your team to perform their core responsibilities.
In addition to a solution that is tailored to your organization’s specific needs, Vision Security Technologies offers a customizable maintenance and service plan that optimizes integrated systems. The Vision Investment Protection plan, like your system, can grow and change with your organization. Together, you’ll uncover potential problems before they arise. Additionally, Vision Investment Protection provides onsite and remote response, safeguarding your investment and securing your facility.
Vision has full-time, highly skilled electrical engineers and AutoCAD professionals on staff. Our team can provide planned drawings, riser diagrams, and as-built diagrams in both electronic and hard copy formats for every project. We provide complete network installations, maintenance, database conversions, software installations, and upgrades. Our engineers have both Cisco and Microsoft certifications.
Contact the Vision team now to discuss the benefits of properly and professionally securing your organization.