With the latest advanced business alarm systems, you can protect your commercial property from any security threats such as theft, vandalism, or other suspicious activity. Our experienced security experts provide exceptional alarm equipment along with professional installation services to ensure that they are correctly installed and functioning correctly. To ensure maximum protection around the clock, our systems also come with 24/7 monitoring service that is designed to detect any suspicious activity and alert authorities in a timely manner.
Alarm System Components
When it comes to alarm systems, there are many different components that work together to provide a complete security solution. Below is a list of the most common components of an alarm system.
An alarm keypad is a crucial component of a business alarm system that enables authorized personnel to arm and disarm the alarm. It consists of a numerical keypad or touchscreen display with dedicated keys for arming, disarming, and setting off alarms. The keypad communicates with the central alarm control panel, allowing users to enter passcodes to control the system. By providing a secure and user-friendly interface, the alarm keypad helps businesses protect their premises from unauthorized access and potential theft.
Alarm Main Panel
An alarm main panel is the central control unit for all connected security devices. It receives information from sensors such as motion detectors and door contacts and triggers audible and visual alerts in the event of an intrusion or other emergency. The main panel is typically installed in a secure location and can be programmed to communicate with a monitoring center or send alerts to designated personnel via phone, email, or text message.
Door protection is a critical element of a business alarm system that aims to safeguard the entryways of a building. It deploys sensors and alarms that activate when a door is opened or tampered with, alerting the business owner or security personnel of a potential intrusion. Typically, door protection utilizes either magnet or plunger-style mechanisms to interrupt the existing electrical circuit. Once triggered, the security panel receives the signal for appropriate action, like sounding an alarm or granting access upon entering the disarm code.
Window protection is an effective way to deter burglars and ensure the safety of a business’s assets and employees. Alarms can be configured to activate when a window is opened using a magnetic contact, when vibration is detected on the surface of glass via a shock sensor, or when the sound of breaking glass is detected through a glass break detector. Windows can be easily configured to sound an alarm at any given time or with a delay, giving users the opportunity to switch it off if needed. The alarm can be audible or silent, depending on the user’s preference.
Securing a business’s interior is an important step in ensuring the safety of employees, customers and assets. Installing motion detectors is one of the most effective ways to do this. These sophisticated sensors use PIR (passive infrared) technology or photobeams to accurately detect any movement within a designated area and then send a signal to the security panel or central monitoring station, effectively triggering an alarm if necessary. This reliable system ensures that the business environment is safe and secure at all times.
Temperature sensors are used to detect changes in temperature that may indicate a fire or equipment failure. These sensors can be placed in critical areas such as server rooms, kitchens, freezers/coolers, or manufacturing facilities to detect sudden increases in temperature that could cause damage or pose a safety hazard. The sensors send a signal to the alarm system, which can trigger an alert or automatically notify emergency services, helping to prevent property damage and protect employees.
A carbon monoxide (CO) sensor detects the presence of this deadly gas that is odorless, colorless, and tasteless. CO can be emitted from malfunctioning gas appliances or generators, and high levels of CO can quickly lead to loss of consciousness or even death. A CO sensor in a business alarm system can quickly alert the authorities and building occupants to evacuate, potentially saving lives and preventing serious injury.
When smoke detectors purchased from stores go off after business hours and nobody is present to hear the alarm, it can be ineffective. Smoke detectors identify smoke and alert occupants of a potential fire. However, monitored smoke detectors have an added advantage by sending a signal to a monitoring station where an operator can inform emergency services. Smoke detectors are crucial in protecting the safety of employees and customers and minimizing fire-related damage and loss of property.
A flood sensor helps protect against water damage. It is typically installed in areas prone to flooding such as basements, near water heaters, or under sinks. When the detector senses water, it sends an alert to the alarm system, which triggers an audible alarm and/or a notification to the business owner or security monitoring company. This early warning can help minimize the extent of water damage and prevent costly repairs, as well as ensure the safety of employees and customers. A flood detector can also be beneficial in other places where fluid levels need to be monitored. This includes water tanks and cisterns, for example.
A panic alarm is activated in an emergency to summon immediate assistance. It is typically triggered by a panic button or key fob and sends an alert to a monitoring center that dispatches emergency personnel. Panic alarms are designed to summon help in a variety of emergency situations quickly and discreetly, including robberies, assaults, medical emergencies, and other threats to employees or customers. By providing a rapid response to emergencies, panic alarms help to increase safety and security in the workplace.
Strobe Light / Siren
A strobe light or siren provide a visual and/or audible warning to signal an emergency or intrusion. When triggered by a motion sensor, door contact, or panic button, the strobe light flashes and/or the siren sounds to alert employees, customers, or passersby to the potential threat. This component of the alarm system can be an effective deterrent to intruders and can also help emergency responders locate the source of the alarm more quickly. Additionally, the strobe light or siren can help to minimize property damage and reduce the risk of injury to individuals in the event of an emergency.