Having good security in place is an essential part of protecting a business but pest birds can be a serious problem for external technology.

Unfortunately, the areas surrounding a building that require extra security through the installation of CCTV are all too often a haven for roosting birds such as pigeons.

It comes as no surprise that security technology and birds are not an ideal mix. Pest birds will not only potentially block images but will also cause a mess and possibly damage equipment with faeces.

It’s not only security equipment that can fall foul of pest birds, the performance of outdoor information screens, public entertainment systems and broadcast equipment can all be affected by pigeons that make the area their home.

Protecting CCTV equipment from pest birds

As with security itself, when it comes to protecting outdoor technology from birds prevention is better than cure.

Adding a bird deterrent to new CCTV equipment is a good way to protect security technology from the off.

Spikes can be added to the top of equipment and surrounding areas to deter pigeons from sitting on top of CCTV or outdoor television screens. This will make the equipment itself inhospitable to birds, helping to protect it from any bird mess.

Installing bird deterrents in the surrounding area will help to keep the area in general free from birds, allowing security equipment to work properly and deliver clear images that are not blocked and disturbed by birds swooping in and out of the immediate area.

Protect your investment

When investing thousands of pounds in external technology to enhance visitor experiences or to keep premises secure, it is advisable to protect that equipment – particularly in an area that has already experienced problems with pest birds.

Onscreen advice that has been introduced to smooth the arrival of visitors for example will present entirely the wrong welcome message if the screen is covered in bird droppings.

Plan ahead and take steps to protect your investment in outdoor technology by installing bird deterrents.

For more information on installing a bird deterrent at your property contact Total Bird Control.

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