13 Horrifying Installations That Will Give You Nightmares

Mislabeled emergency equipment and exposed wires and blocked sensors — OH, MY!

13 Horrifying Installations That Will Give You Nightmares

This article was originally posted by our sister publication, Security Sales & Integration.

It is probably fair to say all professionals take pride in their work. After all, the effort you put in is a reflection of yourself. This is why looking at terribly done installations can be downright puzzling.

Was the installer having a bad day? Was it approaching 5 PM on a Friday? Are they just straight-up incompetent?

Not only are poorly done installations bad for your campus’ reputation, but they also lead to liability issues.

Mounting a camera in the wrong spot, placing a motion detector in a bad area or not properly wiring a fire safety system can result in bad news.

SSI combed through the Alarm Tech Memes and Burglar Alarms Online Facebook groups to find the best of the worst installations.

It’s not totally clear which are professional installs and which are DIY, though some may be easier to guess than others. These installs will no doubt leave you shaking your head and wondering how the installers could possibly think they performed an acceptable job.


This article was originally published in 2019.

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