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Choosing the Right Equipment for Your Security Business

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Are you a security system technician looking to either start your own business or expand a pre-existing one? If so, you may be wondering what equipment you need. With so many new gadgets available on the market, it can be difficult to determine which ones are absolute must haves and which are a waste of money. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the top security business tools and equipment that you need to invest in right now.

The Security Technician Equipment Necessities

 Not all security technicians need the exact same tools, but there are some basic security technician equipment that are used across the board. Must have necessities include:

Screwdriver Kits

The most basic of the basic, screwdrivers are necessary for almost all security installation jobs. Choose a set that is versatile, easy to maneuver, and equipped with non-slip handles.

Tone and Probe Sets

Tone and probe sets are used to identify cable locations through wall jacks. They can also penetrate wire bundles easily.

Battery Testers

Battery operated or backup alarm and camera systems are the bulk of most security setups. Having a portable battery tester will make installation and upkeep much simpler.

Cable Verifiers

Cable verifiers check the integrity of all security cables as well as detect all wiring flaws, saving you time during installation.

Security Testers

Used for the installation and maintenance of closed circuit monitoring systems, security testers can be used to display the video feeds directly from camera systems and control the movements of pan-tilt-zoom cameras.

Cable Jacket Strippers

This tool takes the guess work out of stripping the jackets off of a variety of cables, including twisted pair UTP/STP, multicore, and fiber optics cables.

Transmission Testers

Transmission testers help you verify that cables have been installed correctly and are compatible with alarm and camera systems.

Network Connectivity (NCT) and Configuration and Diagnostic (CDT) Tools

These testing tools significantly reduce installation times for fire and burglar alarm systems by mapping out networks and finding and correcting configuration and diagnostic issues automatically.

While this is not a complete list of all the tools you may need or want for your security business, by purchasing all of the equipment mentioned above, you will be well on your way to starting or growing your security business.


Contact Adrian Steel Today!

Now that you’ve purchased all the necessary equipment to successfully run a security business, you’ll need a way to keep it all organized. Adrian Steel offers the best in cargo management solutions for any vocation. Whether it’s shelving, floor drawers, modules, ladder racks, or van accessories, we have everything that you need to complete your job quickly and efficiently. Give us a call at (800) 677-2726 or find a distributor near you to get started!

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