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Intruder Alarms

Keep your family, home and business safe and security with a professionally installed and monitored intruder (burglar) alarm system from 4C Surveillance Systems.

A solid security system is key to successfully securing any home, business or commercial property. Our qualified and experienced technicans can install an intelligent intruder alarm system tailored to your needs and more importantly, provide peace of mind to property owners and staff.

Reliability is the key to a good security system. For this reason, we only supply and install products from indutry leaders with a proven record of reliabilty.

We can also provide wireless alarm solutions for properies where cabling would be difficult or too costly.

Whats in an Intruder Alarm System?

Control Panel & Keypads

The control panel is the brains of the alarm system. It processes all the information and determines if an event is a intrusion. It will also include communications for remote monitoring.

Operation of the alarm system is undertaken by using a keypads. These may be a basic numeric keypad or a more inteligent item which allows users to clearly and easily identify the status of the system, identify when an event occured and who has been operating the system. Alarm systems can have multiple keypads.

Movement Detectors

Essential to the intruder alarm system are the movement detectors. The most common of these is the Passive Infrared movement detector. It triggers an alarm when a change in background temperature occurs such as when a person passes in front of it. Special technolgy within the detector eliminates false alarms.

Areas more susceptible to false alams caused by drafts, heaters, and insects etc may also use Dual Technology movement devices. As well as using infrared technology, these devices also include a small microwave detector which works much in the same way as a minture radar. Together they make a highly efficient and reliable detector.

Break Glass Detectors

As the name suggests, these devices are designed to detect the breaking of glass. They are often used to protects windows displays within retail shops and jewellers.

Glass break detectors work by detecting the distinct sound or shockwave produced by glass breaking.

Duress or Hold Up Buttons

These may include conventional hold-up button, foot rail, or money clip etc. They may also be wireless and worn on the person, allowing for movement within a given area whilst ensuring the wearer can easily activate an alarm it the need arises.

They are most effective if the alarm system is monitored remotely.

Sounders and Strobes

Alarms will need to attract the attention of people in order to gain assistance or to frighten off offenders. The simplest and often most effective is a good quailty external sounder with a flashing strobe light. 

These sounders should also have tamper protection in order to prevent unauthorised access to the device.

High power internal sounders and stroble lights may also be used.

Other Alarm Devices

As well as the above, there are many other kinds of detection devices, each with a specific purpose and include outdoor perimeter protection for areas such as outdoor storage facilities, or fire alarm detectors.

Many alarm systems also have electronic access control facilities for the control of doors and gates etc.

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