Security Alarm Systems - Small Business
A security alarm system, or intruder alarm system, has been designed to detect unauthorised entry to your office, workshop, shop etc. Several intruder devices are used to complete an intruder system to protect your business against unwanted intruders 24/7.
Our alarm systems can be supplied and installed to serve a single burglary protection purpose, right through fire detection and essential access control. In addition, intruder alarms commonly operate as an audible event when a system is armed and can work either as a stand-alone system or integrated to report through to a monitoring control room or a smart-enabled device.
Although intruder alarms have primarily been designed to protect your business when vacant, we can also set these systems up to protect you whilst your business is occupied. Here are a number of reasons why a security alarm system would be suitable for your business:
Our experienced and licensed technicians can ensure we design and install a system tailored to your needs.
Motion Detection - PIR Technology
A motion detector/sensor, or in technical terms, a PIR (Passive Infrared), is an electronic device used mainly inside premises to detect motion. Effectively, PIRs have come a long way over the years, which has helped reduce false activations dramatically. Most motion sensors operate via a pyroelectric sensor/s to detect sudden heat transfer within an environment. Today PIRs are smart enough to notice the difference between small & large heat transfers, such as insects and heat coming in through a window, preventing false alarm activations.
Perimeter Detection - Reed Switch, Door Reeds
Reed switch technology has existed since the early 1900s, and this simple yet innovative technology is still very commonly used today. A reed switch (door contact) is an electrical switch/circuit that changes state when a magnetic field is applied. For example, you would have a magnet installed on the top of the door and the reed switch/circuit installed in the door frame on a standard pedestrian door. A normally closed (N/C) signal is transmitted to the alarm panel when the two devices close. When the pedestrian door is opened (even as little as 50mm), the switch will change to a normally open (N/O) state, and if the alarm panel is armed, activate an alarm. These switches can also be programmed to act as a silent or even a local alarm event, so you are always notified of unauthorised door openings.
Glass Break Detection
Glass break detectors are a fantastic intruder device to have installed at your business. Essentially, these intelligent devices detect specific high-pitched sound frequencies when a glass is shattered or cracked to activate an alarm. These devices are essential for an intruder system as criminals don’t always intrude on a property via a door and, in many cases, break a glass window to obtain access. Most businesses also have glass display cabinets containing expensive goods like jewellery or other high-ticket items. Should a criminal attempt to break a glass cabinet in a low-traffic area, these sensors can activate a siren alarm and ring through to a monitoring control centre. With this feature, you can ensure action against any criminal activity happens immediately.
Smoke Detectors - (Photoelectric Detector)
A smoke detector capable of being connected to a security alarm system effectively operates the same way as a standard one you will often find within a home, with an additional relay alarm contact to provide a signal to an alarm panel. However, these should always be the same as a smoke detector with a hard-wired connection to your home’s 240v meter box supply. These are a fantastic addition to your home to monitor smoke-triggered events 24/7. In addition, should a security-integrated smoke alarm be activated and your alarm system is connected to a back-to-base monitoring station, this alarm event can be programmed to ring the local fire department automatically. Therefore, should the unfortunate of a house fire occur, the chances of action and recovery are significantly improved.
A typical duress/panic alarm button is a standard device installed within a high-risk area to provide staff with extra protection. Traditionally these are used where the likelihood of an armed hold-up against the team could occur. These are typically installed where staff are most likely to handle cash or other high-value items (such as jewellery, mobile phones, etc.) in areas such as a cash register or storeroom. These devices can be set up in many ways to ensure your staff’s protection 24/7. Duress devices are usually programmed as a silent event to advise a back to base control room that a duress button has been activated. Once a control room has received a duress activation, they can call the local police department and advise of the duress alarm activation. These are a necessity for any business where risk can occur as they provide security and safety to your staff. For example, you may have a storeroom in a dark alleyway or an amenities block not connected to your site; we can supply a wireless duress pendant that can attach to a belt or lanyard, and staff can activate the alarm whenever an emergency occurs.
Back To Base Monitoring
24/7 Back to Base monitoring is a service that provides round-the-clock surveillance on your security system, which links to an Australian call centre bureau. The call centre will monitor your security system and act as soon as an incident occurs. It’s a convenient feature that provides the ultimate peace of mind that comes with knowing you are protected by people on call when you aren’t available.
Mobile App Integration
Let’s face it, today, there are more mobile phones than people. We can now do everything at our fingertips, from online banking to emails. So why not be able to control your alarm system through your phone? Many reputable security alarm systems can integrate mobile apps, which is a fantastic addition to your system. These systems will connect to your mobile phone via cellular or your business’s existing internet connection so you can control your alarm system 24/7. Another great feature is that it can instantly send alarm events to your phone, so you can continuously monitor your business 24/7.
Integrated Access Control - Roller Door Activation, Gate Activation etc
Security alarm systems today also can provide basic access control. From a standard swipe card access reader at your entry door to opening your storeroom roller door via your mobile phone, or even opening the car park gate to let a courier driver deliver a parcel. We can make this happen.
A: Yes, we can easily add and modify codes as well as add temporary codes or codes that work during certain hours of the day. We can also change, add, or remove codes remotely depending on the system you have, saving you a service fee.
A: It doesn’t have to be. We can design a hard wired or wireless system that is suited to your needs and budget.
A: Yes, the majority of our systems today have the ability to view alarm events, arm/disarm and activate doors from your smartphone.
A: Yes, all alarm systems today come with a backup battery to keep you safe and secured.
A: The short answer is no. Alarm systems today will carry out an automatic self-test every 24 hours to ensure all components are active and working correctly. If there are any faults your keypad, monitoring station, or mobile phone will alert you. However for commercial applications we highly recommend setting up a programmed preventative maintenance plan to ensure your system is serviced atleast every 12 months.