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We know it can be hard choosing the right security system for your business, so we've created this helpful infographic to show you all the important security bits you need to consider! This should help you identify which security features your business needs.

Choosing a Security System for Your Business

Infographic Transcript:

Taking the right precautions to protect your business is important to keep your livelihood and employees safe. A combination of security systems is the best way to ensure your business is protected. See why each security system is beneficial below.

CCTV Security Systems:
CCTV cameras monitor specific areas around the clock. Keep an eye on your premises at all times even when no one is around to watch.
• Deter thieves and trespassers
• Remotely monitor footage
• Video evidence in the event of a crime
• Boosts confidence in the business’ security measures

There were 1,986,709 cases of theft-related offences in the year ending Sept 2017 

Access Control Systems:
Gain control over who can enter your property with an access control system. Knowing who has access to your place of business increases feelings of security in the workplace.
• Monitor access from a remote location
• Keep track of who is entering and leaving the property
• Capable of locking and unlocking doors from afar
• Allow approved individuals access with fobs, smartcards and biometrics
(29% increase in robbery compared to previous year (2015/16)

Intruder Alarms:
If someone is attempting to carry out a crime at your business property you want a system in place that will let you know as quickly as possible.
• Alerts against unauthorised intruders
• Acts as a deterrent against break-in attempts
• Provides peace of mind, even when you are away from your property
• Alert authorities and passers-by that your property is being targeted.
There were 171,195 cases of recorded non-domestic burglaries in the year ending Sept 2017  

Security Barriers:
Perfect for commercial properties and retail environments, security barriers allow you to choose which vehicles and pedestrians have access to your property and parking.
• Barriers can be controlled remotely to allow access
• Adds security to public and private car parks
• Added reassurance to those who leave their vehicles in monitored areas
• Turnstiles can help control pedestrian traffic
(Gates, barriers, rising bollards and turnstiles)

 

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. 

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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Video Door Entry Systems

In order to relax in your own home, it's vital that you feel safe on your property. It's important that you are secure and comfortable and one way to achieve this is to have added control over who can enter your property. A video door entry system is a fantastic way to feel safer in the home, as not only can you control who comes in but you also have a video record of it. Here at IDS Security, we provide top-of-the-line video door entry systems that combine advanced door entry systems with state-of-the-art cameras. To see our full range of door entry systems, click here

The added security the camera provides allows you to record who and when someone enters your property and how long they stayed for. This is ideal for residential or commercial properties where extra protection is needed. You can choose from a range of access control systems, including:

  • Biometrics
  • Contactless smart keys
  • Key fobs

Video Door Entry System Installation

Video Door Entry System Installation

As well as tailoring the video door entry system to your specific needs and property, we are also here to make sure it is installed properly. We are the experts in door entry installation because we design the equipment and know how you can get the most from your security system. 

As well as the initial video door entry system installation we also offer a 24/7 maintenance service. This means we are always available to monitor your video door entry system and make sure it is working to the best of its ability. Whatever your security needs are we are on hand to help, so you can trust us to get your property secure.

If you would like advice about your security system or any of the other services we provide, please do not hesitate to get in touch. For help from our friendly team of experts, contact us today. 

 

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