Converting to a Wireless Door-Alarm System in Self-Storage: Benefits, Pitfalls and Other Considerations

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Frequency Considerations

When making the transition from wired to wireless alarms, research the security company and product thoroughly before committing. One important factor to consider with wireless is the frequency in which it operates. Several companies use technology that mimics cordless phones, operating on the 900 MHz frequency range.

Having those sensors at your facility can cause interference for your other wireless devices as well as your wireless sensors. To prevent interference, look for sensors in a frequency range lower than 900 MHz. Doing so will prevent interference issues and increase battery life, since the higher frequencies use more power to transmit.

Individual wireless alarms for self-storage have come a long way since they were originally patented back in the 1990s. Today they offer improved battery life, reliability and ease of installation. Wireless security systems are a great way to modernize your facility while at the same time adding value for your tenants.
 
Sean Cargo is a self-storage consultant and senior account executive for Quikstor Security & Software, a provider of self-storage management software, wireless door alarms, access control and digital video products. For more information, call 800.321.1987, ext. 228; e-mail scargo@quikstor.com; visit www.quikstor.com.

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