Posts Tagged ‘gym security systems’

Clayton, a Gym Manager ask, I am currently looking to own the health club that i currently manage, it is not 24 hour but I would like it to be do you have any suggestions on companies or specific systems that I should look for that are not to expensive?

Friday, November 21st, 2008

Clayton, a Gym Manager ask, I am currently looking to own the health club that i currently manage, it is not 24 hour automated gym but I would like it to be do you have any suggestions on companies or specific systems that I should look for that are not to expensive?

 

Hi Clayton, this is shannon cook
 
If your going to install a magnetized system i would look up HID ENTRYPROX door access system. Get their phone number and call them and speak to someone about the system and be sure to ask them about a computer software called EDGE that works with the door access system.
 
The reason i say call the access system guy direct instead of just relying on ADT or another installer, is because of the terible expierence i had with the ADT people not knowing anything about the system, and i still dont have a computer system installed because of the difficulty installing it now that i have everything up and going.
 
Subscribe to my feed on the site and also Read my other post on ADT and it will tell you more of the issues i had and also tell you what to do to research and have everything together when ADT shows up to give you the estimate.
 
Be sure to get Them to sign your paper on what you want done exactly, that way they cant suprise you with a higher bill and hopefully install the right stuff that you said you wanted.
 
I believe the other post i did is under ADT. search my site using the search feature by typing in ADT.
 
Hope this helps, shannon

Security system battery backups and Should you have your security system for your Fitness Center, Health Club, or Gym monitored by a company.

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Security system battery backups and Should you have your security system for your Fitness Center, Health Club, or Gym monitored by a company.

In my case i don’t.

I have a DVR (digital video recorder) that has a battery backup on it. You can get battery backups from 5 minutes for cheap ,or a few days that are expensive. But always have a battery backup no matter what. The bigger you can afford the better.

To learn every deatil of “how to open a 24 hour gym from scratch”, click here www.how2ownagym.com

You don’t want the power going out for a few days because of a hurricane and people being able to come in and rob your gym or someone get hurt and you not have any proof they didn’t. 

I have battery backups on everything from my door access system to my computers, a backup not only helps when there’s a power outage, but also protects in the case of power brown outs, which are not the same as a blackout, a brown out simply allows the power to go off for a second and the surge of power coming back on messes a lot of electronics up.

I monitor my own camera system and door access because i don’t have to pay that fee and if something does go missing or someone takes something, all i have to do is look back to see. my DVR records up to 40 days before it starts recording over the first day again.

So, to recap:

  • Have a battery backup on your system
  • Have a big enough dvr to record a long time so you wont have anyworries about looking up something that happened 3 weeks back.

P.S. when selecting a company to install your system, make sure they understand what you need and want your system to do. Write out everything you want it to do and when you both agree on a particular system, Make them sign it. They will say they don’t remember you saying that or they misunderstood you, and that mistake cost me over $4000.

No one is too smart to learn from others experiences.

To learn every deatil of “how to open a 24 hour gym from scratch”, click here www.how2ownagym.com

Shannon Cook is avaliable for hire to market fitness centers or to turn your club into a 24 hour automated club by contacting fitnessmarketing@comcast.net