Security Alarm Systems for Businesses & Homes
Protect Your Home or Business From Burglars & Thieves with a Reliable Alarm System
No matter whether you need to secure your home or your business, all security alarm systems—no matter how basic or advanced—should have one primary function: to detect and attempt to deter intruders.
Every security system should, at least, cover all doors and windows that open. With proper monitoring, a security system should at least detect and alert when doors and/or windows are opened when they shouldn’t be.
There are a few ways to monitor for these types of disturbances, and more advanced systems can incorporate a variety of technology and equipment to add additional layers of safety and security.
Security Systems (also referred to as Alarm Systems or Burglar Alarms) are electronic alarms designed to alert the user when specific danger or threats arise in or around a building (or buildings). Sensors are connected to a control unit via low-voltage wiring or a narrowband RF signal, which is used to communicate and interact with a response device.
New construction systems are predominately hardwired for economy. Retrofit installations often use wireless systems allowing for protection of all doors and windows that open. Systems range from small, self-contained noisemakers, to complicated, multi-zoned systems with color-coded computer monitor outputs. Burglar alarms are sometimes referred to as alarm systems.
Home Surveillance Cameras & Equipment
Security Systems, Alarm Systems or Burglar Alarms are divided to two main fields: home burglar alarms and industrial burglar alarms.
Residential Burglar Alarms
The technology used in Home Security Systems has changed and continues to evolve & improve.
Every door and every window that opens needs to be covered. Windows that are plate glass or non-opening should be covered by glass break sensors.
Smoke Detectors, Carbon Monoxide, Leak Detectors, Medical Panic all can be included. External Sirens are a mandatory part of a Technically Correct Home Security System.
Each sensor should be its own named zone, such as “East Master Bedroom Window” Interior speakers need to be placed where you can always hear your alarm even when sleeping.
Electronic doors locks, lights and thermostat remote control are now part of many home security systems.
Industrial Burglar Alarms
Industrial burglar alarm systems can comprise of a wide variety of sensors used to detect a breach into the secured area.
Some common equipment includes: Door and Window Sensors, Infrared Beams, Glass Break Sensors, Motion Sensors and Pressure Switches.
Industrial security systems can include access control features to allow for controlling and logging activity for doors, cabinets, gates, etc. across the property.
Often times commercial security systems will include anywhere from a few cameras to 100s of cameras placed throughout facilities to allow viewing vehicle entries, parking lots, production areas, inventory, etc.
Each business will have its own unique needs and security challenges, so the right system should be discussed with local security experts.
Perimeter Intrusion Detection
Prevent Damage To Property & Assets By Stopping Criminals at Your Property’s Perimeter
Both homes and businesses can benefit from perimeter intrusion detection. For homes, a perimeter monitoring system can help deter thieves before they’re able to do damage (break windows, smash doors, etc.), and for businesses they can help protect everything from buildings to parking lots, equipment, and more (and can protect potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars or more of equipment, vehicles, etc.).
Outside perimeters and yards came be protected in a number of very effective and accurate ways. Cameras (high definition and/or thermal) can be set around the perimeter and can be programmed to detect intrusions and alert when that area is breached.
Other technology, such as non-lethal electric fences can help prevent entry into secured areas and alert if breached or cut.