– An intruder alarm is the first step for property protection as it helps reduce the risk of an invasion.
– In a study that conducted interviews with convicted criminals, 9/10 intruders said they would avoid a home that had an alarm system in place
– It gives you the peace of mind that your family and property are protected from unwanted visitors.
– Surveys have shown that you are 3 times less likely to be burgled with an alarm, than someone without one – especially if the alarm is monitored by a 24hr Monitoring Centre – most insurance companies offer discounts for customers with monitored alarms.
– All our alarm systems are designed and installed according to the European Intruder Alarm Standard EN-50131. We are licensed by the PSA and certified by the NSAI to ensure you get the highest standards available and comply with Insurance company requirements.
– We use state-of-the-art equipment in all installations no matter how big or small, which virtually eliminates false alarms completely.
– All our systems carry a full 12-month warranty and we provide a full 24 hour call-out service, 365 days a year.
– We use a various range of products from proven manufacturers, which enables us to specify a system which suits your requirements the best.
We offer both wired and wireless intruder alarm systems depending on your requirements and budget. Every system we install is designed to ensure you receive the most comprehensive level of protection for your budget. Every home and business is different and every person has different priorities when it comes to securing their home and business. We will make sure will come up with the most effective system for your premises.
– installed in half the time, less drilling, less dust and less interruption to your premises. They also offer added features such as portable keyfobs to set/unset your system.
– The battery life on wireless devices is in excess of 4 years, meaning you do not need to worry about high maintenance or hidden costs.
– The components of the wireless system are very similar to the hardwired system and work on exactly the same principles
Hard wired alarms:
– Requires cable to be ran to each component of the alarm system.
– It is not always feasible to run cables in a building that has been completed, but a site survey would quickly determine if it is possible or not.
– The major difference, bar the absence of cables, is that the hardwire components are mains operated and have a standby battery backup in case of power failure.
Monitored Intruder Alarm Systems
The method of simply detecting an intruder or fire is no longer sufficient – bells and sirens ringing is no longer a deterrent to some Burglars and it is a known fact that nobody pays any attention, for risk of being mistaken for the Burglar or getting injured.
An alarm system is ‘monitored’ when it is connected to a monitoring centre either via a telephone line or GSM (mobile phone signal). When activated, a signal is sent to the monitoring centre with the relevant information where the centre can act upon and either you or the nominated people (keyholders) will be contacted.
– Increases the effectiveness of the intruder alarm
– Verification technology can indicate which zone or area of the system has activated
– Depending on the type of alarm signal received the monitoring centre can contact the appropriate parties: Gardai, Fire brigade, medical staff, key-holders etc.
– Peace of mind knowing your family, home or premises is monitored 24 hours a day and activations are being acted upon.
– Reduced house insurance premiums
Garda policy changes were introduced on April 1st 2005 which affected the handling of activations from an intruder alarm system. The Gardai now only respond to ‘verified’ alarms. A verified alarm is an alarm system that has sent in a second signal to confirm the first activation. Many primary signals are accidental as a result of weather or not switching off an alarm in time. The second, or ‘verifying’, signal will narrow the probability of an activation being false. The Gardai will not accept a call from a Monitoring Centre until a keyholder has been notified and given an estimated time of arrival at the premises. The purpose of the new policy is to reduce false alarms thereby enabling the Gardai to respond to real activations more promptly.
If the Gardai arrive at a premises and the Keyholder is not there the activation will be treated as a false alarm. Garda response will be withdrawn when the limit of three false alarms in three months is reached. If Garda response is withdrawn, the alarm system must have verification technology installed before it can be reinstated.
– Every alarm system needs to be maintained regularly to ensure it is operating effectively.
– If your alarm system is breached by an intruder, and it is found that the system was not maintained to the appropriate standard, your insurer may not cover any losses or damages. – – The main control panel battery is recommended to be changed every three years. For a safety factor, this battery can become corrosive and explosive can become hazardous.
– Setting up a maintenance agreement will ensure that our experienced service engineers test your alarm system regularly.
– This is particularly important with wireless systems as the detection devices are battery operated and need testing and replacement.