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Choosing the right fire alarm for your property is incredibly important, with so many high-profile fires in the media more attention is being paid to installing the right precautionary measures.

At IDS, we have a range of fire alarm systems that are designed to give you the best chance of evacuating the building and preventing the fire from spreading. But which alarm system should you choose? You'll often see a choice between conventional fire alarms and addressable fire alarms - but what is the difference?

Conventional vs Addressable Fire Alarms

The key difference between convention and addressable alarms is that conventional alarms can alert you that a fire is occurring and can direct you to the zone in which it has started, but can't exactly locate where the fire is.

In comparison, an addressable alarm can pinpoint exactly where the fire is, as it can tell you which fire/smoke alarm has been set off. As you can locate the fire immediately, this fire alarm system gives you the best chance of stopping a fire from spreading further.

When would I pick a conventional fire alarm?

If you have a small property with few fire hazards then a conventional fire alarm is a cost-effective way to alert you to a fire. As a conventional fire alarm can tell you the zone in which a fire is taking place you will still be able to locate the fire in a timely manner. 

When do I need an addressable fire alarm?

Addressable fire alarms are perfect for larger facilities as there will be no question as to where a fire has started. The speed in which you locate a fire drastically improves the chances of stopping it from spreading and getting everyone to safety. Addressable fire alarms can reassure you that in the event of a fire you will be able to tackle it as quickly as possible and give the emergency services more details about the location and possibly type of fire that has started.

Where can I get a fire alarm system?

Whether you want a conventional or addressable fire alarm system, IDS can help you design a system that will best suit your property. We will also install your system to ensure that it is all up and working to it's best ability.

We also offer around-the-clock monitoring service for your fire alarm system and a call out engineering service that is available 24/7 to give you peace of mind your fire alarm system is always up and running. To learn more about our fire alarm services, you can click here.

 

If you are interested in or conventional or addressable fire alarm systems or about any of the other security systems we supply here at IDS, we are more than happy to help. Get in touch with our friendly team of experts so that we can help you make your property more secure. Contact us today

Fire Protection System Design

Fire protection starts with taking the necessary precautions. Fire protection systems are incredibly important to how you safeguard your property from what could be a devastating event. Lately, there have been several high-profile stories about how disastrous fire can be to both the building and those unfortunate enough to be inside during. Stories like this remind us how vital a fire protection system design really is and how they can prevent the worst case scenario from taking place.

There isn't a 'one-size-fits-all' to fire protection which is why we work with you to suggest the best way to ensure fire safety at your property. Unlike other fire alarm companies, we provide a full fire protection system design service which allows us to create a system that is tailored to your property and requirements.  To learn more about the fire alarm systems we have to offer you can click here

We have over 20 years of experience which is why we are so capable when it comes to designing, installing and maintaining your fire protection system. When we design a fire protection system we work with you to gain a full understanding of the property you are hoping to secure and discuss the type of fire alarm system that best suits your requirements.

We offer a range of different fire alarms which include: 

  • Conventional fire alarms systems
  • Addressable fire alarms systems 
  • Wireless alarm systems 

By designing your fire protection system you can choose whether you need a standard fire alarm which you are required to have by law or something that covers a larger property which can help you pinpoint the location of the fire instantly. 

Once we design your fire protection system we are also able to offer you around-the-clock monitoring system so that you can be sure your fire alarm system is always performing it's best. This gives you peace of mind that your fire protection system is working correctly, as it's been said that 90 people die each year because their smoke alarm had a flat or missing battery

If you have any questions concerning our fire protection system design our friendly team is more than happy to advise you. Contact us today to let us know how we can help you make your property more secure. 

When running a business, the last thing you want to worry about is a burglary or a fire damaging your company. It has been said that a burglary happens every 13 seconds in the UK, leading to roughly 2.5million break-ins per year. There is also roughly 160,000 incidents of fire in the UK every year, that result in over 200 fatalities. This is why every business should be looking for the right commercial alarm systems for their premises.

We at IDS Security Systems specialise in commercial alarm systems and have done so for over two decades. We work to make the community safer, so we supply and install state-of-the-art commercial alarm systems to suit all businesses. 

Types of Commerical Alarm Systems

Here's a brief look at the security we can bring to your business with our alarm systems.

  • Intruder Alarms

intruder commercial alarm systems

Our commercial intruder alarms use the latest digital signalling equipment to monitor unauthorised intruders, fires, personal attacks and even medical emergencies. These commercial alarm systems will be monitored around the clock and our engineers are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

For more information about our intruder alarms, click here

  • Fire Alarms

commercial fire alarm systems

Fire alarms are one of the most important alarm systems in the modern day. Without them, the percentage of fatalities caused by fire would increase drastically. That is why every business premises should have a secure fire alarm system installed. We supply and install commercial fire alarms for all businesses and we will find the right system for you.

For more information about our fire alarm systems, click here.

If you would like to get in touch with us about any of the commercial alarm systems we have mentioned, you can contact us here. We supply a wide a varied range of commercial and home alarm systems which you can browse here.

 

CCTV Analytics Systems

Surveillance technology is becoming smarter and smarter and as CCTV cameral technology matures so does CCTV analytics. CCTV analytics systems allow us to retrieve a superior amount of data than we have previously had access to. Here at IDS, we have top-of-the-range CCTV analytic systems that can help you to protect your property. To view all of our CCTV services you can click here

Rather than having to sit through hours of footage, CCTV analytics can let us know where we need to look and what this footage can tell us. Event-driven analytics relieves the burden that operators have previously had to deal with. Now CCTV analytics can tell us when something has happened on camera, for instance when there has been movement that may signal an intruder. 

With scalable systems, we can now efficiently monitor larger areas with far more ease. This not only gives us more effective data that is easier to gather but it also requires a lot less manpower which will save you money on your security system. By integrating automatic analysis, detection and alerts CCTV analytics systems give us the added security that we won't miss a thing. CCTV software can now initiate recording, alarms and a range of other actions automatically, making them far more intelligent than ever before. 

This CCTV software is intelligent enough to detect a wide range of information. Our CCTV analytics systems can detect: 

  • Intruder detection
  • People counting
  • Queue analysis
  • Gender recognition
  • Kinetic mapping of in-store traffic
  • Dwell analysis 
  • Heat mapping
  • Forensic analysis

At IDS security systems we work with you to determine the best security system for you. We can tailor our systems to your property to offer you the optimum amount of protection for your home or business. To talk to one of our specialists about any of the services we offer you can...

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