What does it cost to establish an automated security system that is effective at deterring, identifying, and responding to an intrusion? To achieve complete security, a protection plan must have the means to recognize a breach has occurred, take action to stop it, and broadcast these features in a way that is sure to be understood by potential intruders.
In San Francisco, a project is underway to upgrade the security for parking garages, in order to discourage break ins. Multiple security devices are being installed, including HD cameras and license plate readers. The budget for only 20 garages is 32.5 million dollars. Even after all these devices are implemented, at an average investment of over a million and a half dollars per garage, in some locations it has been deemed to not be enough by itself; it was determined that they will not be secure enough without uniformed personnel being present on site.
A massive security system is usually not needed, especially if a security plan does not need to rely solely on fixed automation. The deterrence factor of a live human being can never be matched by an unmanned property, and an adaptive adversary can always find the blind spots in a static structure. Almost every asset can be completely protected for a small fraction of the price. The first step is a free, no obligation consultation to determine your property’s security needs.