Take Advantage Of Your Summer Shutdown To Beef Up Your Security

August 30th, 2019



Those of us who work in heavy industry understand the importance of the summer shutdown. Equipment malfunctions and installations can slow down your productivity and negatively impact production. One piece of equipment that is extremely important to protect your production capabilities is your security system. Security failures can cause massive interruption into your processes that can cost you a lot of money. So during your summer shutdown, you should also take time to beef up your security.

Maintaining Your Security System Keeps It Functional

Just like any of your equipment and machinery, your security system needs regular maintenance to stay functional. In general, most maintenance is not very disruptive. Things like cleaning the lenses, housing, and storage. However, the technical maintenance that really keeps your system running like checking the cables and connections for wear, software and firmware updates, and camera testing can be intrusive and cause a pause in the service. Thus it is ideal to do your security system maintenance during summer shutdown as to not have any interruptions during vital production times.

Consider Making An Upgrade To Your System

Another thing you may want to consider is doing an upgrade. Security technology has advanced, even just in the last few years. Security systems have so many affordable, high tech features now that can really support heavy industry. Digital cameras with high definition lens that are integrated with motion detection and night vision are pennies compared to what they used to be. These new features will not only offer a higher level of protection, but they can provide insight on your production capabilities and help you find areas for efficiency improvements. So if you haven’t upgraded your system in a while, it’s a good idea to consider it as part of your summer shutdown.

Plan Your Implementation Ahead Of Time

It’s pretty common for plants and manufacturing facilities to maintain and upgrade their security during summer shutdown. So during the summer months security companies are pretty busy. So it’s a good idea to start planning ahead. Reach out to your current security provider and see what they offer for maintenance and upgrades. You should also call around to other providers and compare costs, services, and technology offerings. Whoever you ultimately go with, just make sure that they specialize in your industry.

Whether your security system just needs maintenance or a full on upgrade, summer shutdown is an ideal time to get everything done. Start by reaching out to All American Protection. Our security design and installation technicians will do a complete walkthrough to identify any areas that need maintenance, as well as make recommendations on how to improve your company security. From there, we will work around your summer shutdown schedule, to make sure that any changes are done without service interruptions or interference with your other maintenance projects. Call us today and we’ll provide an onsite demo with a customized quote for the ideal for your industrial business.