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How to start a carwash: Site security

August 06, 2014
KEYWORDS alarm / block / camera / security
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When adding any type of security to your new site, it pays to do a little research and make sure you have thought about what your goals are and how best to accomplish them. The last thing anyone wants is to add security equipment, only to realize later that it lacks features you need, or is not reliable.

How to start a carwash Tip #1:

Don't buy a residential-grade wireless alarm system or wireless security camera system. Thieves can buy a jammer that will defeat most wireless systems easily, even wireless video cameras. These inexpensive systems are no larger than a pack of cigarettes and can effectively render many wireless alarm and video systems useless in seconds with a broad spectrum of Electro Magnetic Interference (EMI). These devices block encrypted signals as well.

How to start a carwash Tip #2:

Don't buy an off-the-shelf all-purpose security camera to be mounted in your tunnel or bay. Security cameras that are not completely sealed to keep water and moisture out will not last long in wet areas. Buy a camera that has been designed to work in wet areas or carwashes specifically.

How to start a carwash Tip #3:

Don't install only an alarm system or a video system. These days many police departments will not respond to any type of alarm except a panic alarm unless there is video verification of an event. If only installing a video system, there is usually not any immediate notification of a break-in or vandalism.

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