Getting your security product up and running is a complicated process. It required a complete process of phases from design and prototyping to testing and launch.
We look at 3 steps you can take in the early stages to reduce the risk of your product being over or under engineered and needing a costly re-design.
It’s important that you don’t fabricate your security product straight from the initial drawings. There are 3 critical steps needed to make sure your product is right for your target market and right for your profit margins.
1. Planning & Prototyping
Research and planning is the key to a successfully manufactured product. Get good quality engineering drawings, or better still a CAD model – proving things align and operate as expected can save time and money.
2. Create an accurate specification
Choose materials and finishes carefully – it’s easy to ‘over spec’ your product – stainless steel can be costly if it isn’t actually necessary – could it work in steel with powder coat? or even aluminium which will be lighter and therefore cheaper to transport.
3. Double check everything
Be meticulous about every fine detail. Check every single measurement – and when that’s done, check it all again. A single missing or wrong dimension, for example, can cause expensive manufacturing issues and production delays
DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THE IMPORTANCE OF THE PLANNING STAGES.
Planning, Specification and testing are vital to the success of your finished security product.
Time taken in the early stages making sure you’ve got it right saves many costly issues which are not easily rectifiable once your product has gone into the manufacturing stage.