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types of intruder alarms

Choosing the right intruder alarm system for your home or business is no easy task. Nowadays, there are so many different high-tech options that it can be a bit overwhelming. Don't worry, we've got a guide to show you some of the different types of intruder alarms and their key features, this should help you make an informed decision on your property's security system.

If you're looking for a bespoke home or commercial security system, complete with an intruder alarm, we can help. Get in touch with the IDS team now.

 

Passive Infrared (PIR) Detector 

Typically one of the most common types of intruder alarms, passive infrared detectors are mounted on walls around a property and are triggered by a change in radiant heat. A single passive infrared detector is capable of monitoring an area between 10 and 15 metres in front of it, meaning you only need to install a few of these around a single building to achieve maximum protection. 

How do passive infrared detectors work?

This type of intruder alarm has two beams that gather information about the space in front of it and splitting it into different 'planes' (up to 20 different zones). If the alarm will sense a change in radiant heat between its planes or zones, for example, if a person enters the room, the alarm will trigger. As you can imagine, an empty shop shouldn't have people walking around it at night, so these alarms are effective at detecting intruders. 

Where should I install a passive infrared detector?

As you can imagine, the passive infrared detectors we mentioned above aren't suitable for all kinds of places. If you installed a passive infrared detector in a family home, for example, you'd probably find it's triggered by the dog multiple times a day! As such, passive infrared detectors are best suited to locations that are vacant for long periods during the day/night. Commercial properties like shops and offices tend to find passive infrared detectors more effective than residential properties.

 

Quad Element PIR Detectors

If you're worried about false alarms, there is an advanced PIR detector that might be more reliable. On the whole, quad element PIR detectors are similar to the standard passive infrared detectors, however, there are two detectors working side by side. Both need to be triggered to set off the alarm.

How do quad element passive infrared detectors work?

Unlike a standard PIR detector, the quad element PIR detector has four beam planes working at the same time. So, an anomaly in one of the sensors shouldn't lead to a false alarm as often as it might do with a standard PIR detector. This type of intruder alarm has become a lot more popular over the last few years.

Where should I install a quad element passive infrared detector?

Since these alarm systems are more reliable and less prone to false alarms, they can be installed pretty much anywhere!

 

Monitored Intruder Alarms

Most intruder alarms are great for alerting people in the local area, but that doesn't always mean that someone will respond and stop the incident in its tracks. If you're looking for the best type of intruder alarm to prevent active break-ins, we'd recommend a monitored intruder alarm.

These are regular intruder alarms that are accompanied by a monitoring contract. Here, someone will monitor and respond to suspicious activity in real-time without you having to lift a finger. With this type of intruder alarm & contract, you can rest assured that the relevant emergency services will be on the scene as quickly as possible.

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Where should I install a monitored intruder alarm?

Monitored intruder alarms can provide an additional layer of security in any location. Whether it's an office block, your home, or your shop. If you're looking for a simple & cost-effective type of intruder alarm, this might not be the best option for you - simply because the monitoring contract is an ongoing cost. That being said, if you're looking for the highest level of security and you're happy to pay for the additional monitoring service, then this is one of the best intruder alarm options on the market.

 

Here at IDS Security, we offer a number of different types of intruder alarms to suit your security needs perfectly! Our technicians will work with you to help you create a bespoke security system for your home or business. By tailoring our systems to suit you, we can offer the maximum level of security and reassurance.

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How Do Burglar Alarms Work

One of the most reliable ways that you can protect your property is by installing a high-quality intruder alarm system. Regardless of the size of your premises, ensuring that your doors, windows and other entry points are secure is vital to keeping your valuables, family and employees safe at all times.

Over time, studies have shown that buildings that have an effective burglar alarm system installed are up to three times less likely to be broken into than a building without any protection at all. Therefore, having one installed is something that all building owners should at least consider.

Here, we take a closer look at burglar alarms, how exactly they work and the advantages they offer when installed.

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At IDS Security, we are dedicated to keeping your business premises and homes safe using the very best in security services and technology on the market.

Maintenance Contracts

One security service we offer that stands us apart from other security companies, is our security maintenance contracts. When you choose to take out a security maintenance contract with us, you benefit from around the clock burglar alarm monitoring, giving you complete peace of mind that your home or business premises are being observed at all times. 

We have a team of highly trained security professionals who are employed to monitor your burglar alarms from our monitoring stations. Plus, our engineers are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, so they can attend your property and resolve any problems with your security system, should they occur.

Speak to our engineers if you'd like to add a burglar alarm monitoring contract to your new home or commercial security system. We can make sure your burglar alarm is monitored from day 1.

Digital Signalling Equipment

Besides our burglar alarm monitoring contracts, we also pride ourselves in installing the latest technology around your home to keep your property safe. One kind of equipment that has proved to be very beneficial for residential and commercial property owners is our digital signalling equipment.

We use devices from providers like BT Redcarethat are designed to ensure all of your security systems, including burglar alarms, can be monitored over a secure network. These digital signalling devices also ensure that any security breach, be it a burglary or a fire, is attended as quickly as possible. How? They automatically inform the relevant emergency services when an incident occurs!  

All of our security systems comply with the latest PD6662 British Standards, the codes of practice laid down by the National Approval Council NACOSS) of Security Systems and Alarm Inspection Board (SSAIB).

So, if you are looking for a company to oversee your burglar alarm monitoring, we can help you! Get in touch with a member of our team to discuss your burglar alarm monitoring options by calling 029 20 753 251 today!

 

If you run a business, whether it’s large or small, the security measures that you put into place to keep it safe from crime and other forms of disruptive activity are extremely important. Business such as offices, however, will feel the effects of poor security solutions more so than larger ones. Thefts, fires and break-ins cost organisations millions of pounds every single year, so offices would be making a wise investment to install proper and effective security measures. Here at IDS Security Systems, we offer a comprehensive range of security measures that will ensure your office is adequately protected. Take a look at the options we have for you to choose from below!

Access Control Systems

Access control systems are incredibly valuable within an office setting, as they allow access to your premises to authorised personnel only – this is a perfect option for an office that contains private and sensitive information. Access control systems come in various forms also, which makes them a great option for a range of offices. From fully computerised multi-site networks of control points to internal doors, we have the access control system best suited to your office. We utilise the latest security technologies such as biometrics and key fobs to ensure that your security system is up-to-date, offering maximum levels of safety.

CCTV Cameras

These are a simple yet very effective means of keeping your business secure and to detract criminal activity. With surveillance technology progressing massively in recent years, there is no better time to implement a network of CCTV cameras around your office. We are continuously implementing the latest developments in CCTV technology such as fibre optic transmission and digital recording to provide you with contemporary solutions that you can place your entire trust and have full confidence in.

Intruder Alarms

Intruder alarms are also a great measure when it comes to protecting businesses like offices. We are able to create a bespoke system with our state-of-the-art intruder alarms, to be installed and maintained by a team of experienced professionals. These systems are extremely effective as they are able to be monitored around-the-clock from our monitoring station, giving you peace of mind that your office can always be observed. These are particularly effective at detecting people who are not authorised to be on your premises.

Fire Alarms

With fires contributing to countless injuries and deaths every year, particularly within offices and other workplace environments, it is imperative that a proper fire safety measure such as an alarm is present within your business. It is also required by law, under Section 4 of the government’s guide to fire safety in the workplace, to have a ‘fire detection and warning system.’ The type of system depends on the building and the nature of the work that is carried out within your business. To get a better understanding of the exact fire alarm solution you need, help and advice from experts such as IDS Security Systems are available.

Each one of these security measures will go a long way to protecting your office. To make the levels of a safety for your business even greater, why not combining a number of these solutions to create one bespoke, comprehensive office security system? Contact us today by clicking below to submit your enquiry form!

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The garage is often one part of the house that is forgotten by many homeowners when it comes to security. Research shows that homes containing no security measures are almost five times more likely to be targeted by criminals than those with the simplest of security measures. It’s not just the main living area of the home that’s at risk of break-ins, however, with burglaries involving garages incredibly common. Often the place where cars, bikes, tools and other valuables are kept. Despite this, many homeowners still choose to not properly secure their garages with sufficient security systems.

 

Here at IDS Security Solutions, we offer a number of high-quality security systems that provide your garage with fantastic levels of protection. These measures involve:

  • Intruder Alarms – A simple but effective way to secure your garage. Our state-of-the-art intruder alarms can be specially designed, installed and maintained by us to ensure efficient levels of security. These systems can be monitored around the clock from our monitoring station, with our engineers on call every hour of every day throughout the year. Particularly effective at detecting unauthorised intruders, this is a great measure when it comes to protecting the good in your garage.
  • CCTV Cameras – Another common method of home security, our CCTV security systems provide a great solution to garage related crimes. Depending on your exact requirements, our skilled engineers are able to identify and install the most suitable CCTV cameras for you. Through the close and continual analysis of the latest developments within CCTV technology, such as digital recorder and fibre optic transmission, our security cameras provide contemporary solutions that you can place your entire trust and confidence in.
  • Packages – To ensure maximum levels of security for your garage, you are able to combine our security solutions into one, bespoke package. Integrating a number of our systems such as an intruder alarm with a CCTV camera will provide you with further assurance that your garage is being properly protected with a tailored surveillance package.

 

Ensuring your home and garage is sufficiently protected is of utmost importance, that’s why we at IDS encourage you to make the investment into defending your valuables from criminals. We specialise in bespoke security systems to fit around your needs, so no matter what garage security system you have in mind, we are confident that you can find it here with us.

To learn more about our range of home security measures or to contact us to inquire about your garage security system, click below today!

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