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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.

 

Types of Burglar Alarms

Despite the main purpose of burglar alarms being to detect intrusion, the ways in which they operate can vary, resulting in different types of systems. These include:

  • Motion Sensors– These systems can be installed on both the interior and exterior of homes and businesses and work by triggering an alarm when movement is detected.
  • Door & Window Sensors– These alarms are triggered when unauthorised access via windows and doors is identified. And are made up of two parts. The first is installed on the door or window and the second is installed on the door frame and window sill.
  • Shock Sensors– These systems trigger an alarm by identifying an impact or vibration caused by a window or door being broken into 
  • Break Glass Detectors– These types of alarms are triggered when the sound of breaking glass is identified. They contain an audio microphone designed to recognise the frequency of glass breaking.

 

Burglar Alarm Components

Even though the aforementioned systems can work exclusively, they ultimately work the best when they’re integrated together into one, all-encompassing security system. Having systems that are able to detect a number of activities across several areas of your property, makes it much more difficult for criminals and intruders to overcome.

 

Control Panel

Every security system comes with a control panel, which as the name suggests, is what is used to control the system. All alarms are connected to the control panel, allowing it to gather and process the information from each detector and respond accordingly. The panel is usually made up of an intuitive, easy-to-operate touchpad that allows the user to enable and disable the alarms as well as communicate with each device. The majority of panels also feature built-in communicators in order to quickly contact the relevant authorities when needed.

 

Remote Monitoring

As a result of advancements in technology, most control panels now allow you to remotely monitor your alarm system from smart devices such as your phone and tablet. This means that whenever you are away from your premises, you’ll be instantly notified if an alarm is triggered. Ideal if you are spending time away, as this provides the reassurance that you need to know your belongings are safe. The security company that installed your system will also be notified if an alarm gets triggered and will immediately contact you.

 

How IDS Security Can Help

Here at IDS Security Systems, we have high-quality and effective intruder alarm systems that ensure your building is properly secured at all times, no matter where you may be. With many years worth of experience and 24-hour monitoring and engineering, you shouldn’t look any further when it comes to choosing your burglar alarm.

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If you would like to learn more about our range of burglar alarm systems, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of the IDS team today!

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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.

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!

Whether it is your home or business, burglary is something that everyone wants to avoid. The thought of personal belongings or important work items potentially being stolen can have serious consequences on both life and work. So, what is the best way to prevent, or minimise the risk of a burglary happening? Burglar alarms! 

Installing an effective security solution within your home or business will certainly go a long way in deterring criminals from being tempted to break into your premises and knowing that you are somewhat protected will provide you with peace of mind at certain times. Our bespoke intruder alarms are the perfect solution for all of your burglar worries! Our systems are monitored around the clock from our monitoring station, with our engineers on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Utilising the latest in digital signalling technology, we guarantee that the relevant emergency services are contacted when an intrusion is detected.

As well as offering an obvious preventive measure to break-in’s, our burglar alarms provide the following advantages:

  • Decreased costs associated with insurance
  • Reassurance that your property is protected
  • Scope to minimise further theft and damage

So, in answer to the question, ‘do burglar alarms deter burglars’, it is safe to say that they definitely go some distance in preventing possible intrusions. Here at IDS, we have over two decades of installing burglar alarms and providing the most advanced security solutions possible, so when it comes to choosing and installing your intruder alarm, look no further than IDS Security Systems.

If you would like to learn more about our intruder security systems, please do not hesitate to contact us today by either calling us on 02920 753 251 or by hitting the button below to fill out our quick and easy contact form.

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