FAQS

  • Why do I need a service contract from PST?

    This is a great way to ensure that all of your systems are functioning properly. PST will test on your needs! We can make recommendations based on specific needs of the customer or from code requirements. An example of a code requirement is that an entire fire alarm system must be tested annually. Sometimes this can be done all at once and sometimes it is better for the customer to break it up quarterly. Some of our manufacturers like Edwards actually extend the warranty of their products up to 5 years with a current service contract!

    Take advantage of it NOW!

  • How much does a card access system cost?

    This is a tricky question! There are all kinds of variables when it comes to card access. Most of the time you probably should plan on about $2,500.00 per door. Of course this price can go up or down greatly depending on the hardware that you chose.

  • Can I get a quote or assessment on my project?

    You sure can! All you need to do is fill out our Request Call form and we’ll set up a time and place to assess your needs.

  • How does my alarm system from PST work?

    The  security alarm system may be armed in the “Away” or “Stay” mode. Once the system is activated, each monitored zone has the ability to recognize a violation. Once a zone has been violated, the alarm system then dials the Central Station and transmits the message through a telephone line or cell dialer. Once the signal is received, the alarm system will wait to send another message if another zone is tripped. Entering the code and turning off the system will end this process.

     

  • What is AV?

    AV stands for Audio and Video. It can be very simple like a TV and a DVD player to a projector, a control system like Crestron or Extron speakers and microphones and multiple inputs and outputs. Just call and ask us to help to get the right one for you.

  • What is the difference between an analog and an IP camera?

    Analog cameras are the age old devices that are on millions of buildings and are all over the place it seems like they are everywhere! Analog cameras are limited to lower resolution and are traditionally run over coax and have a power cable run with them.

    IP cameras now are becoming the “standard” in cameras. They are slowly pushing analog cameras by the wayside. IP cameras now have the capability to have display resolutions in full HD and even higher! IP cameras come in the standard box camera and domes like their predecessors. Some manufacturers even have the capability to display a 360 degree view! WOW All over a standard CAT5 cable!

    Please consult with one of our salesmen to see what kind of camera system you need. I suggest to work with our network engineers to design one for you.