How To Get More ROI From Your Security System

It’s incredibly important to evaluate the value that you receive from your major purchases, and your intrusion alarm system should be no different.  This article will review some easy steps you can take to ensure you are getting a return on investment (ROI) with your intrusion alarm system. Integration With Building Services Many people do …

Tech Feature: Alarm.com – Smart Business Security

As security technology has evolved, businesses have increasingly been able to benefit from these changes in terms of overall building security and efficiency.  Today, the Internet of Things (IoT) is a common reality as businesses continue to search for new ways to streamline functionality and optimize their performance.  As such, being able to integrate related …

What to Ask Before Buying an Intrusion Alarm System

If you’re considering the addition of an intrusion alarm system at your facility or you are already actively searching for a security service company, ensuring you know the right questions to ask can help you make an informed purchase decision. Here are four important questions for you to consider when deciding on an intrusion alarm …

The Importance of Reducing Fire Department Response Times

A quick response from the Fire Department is an important component of reducing the impact that a fire may have on your facility.  This is demonstrated below in a video produced by the Underwriters Laboratories.  This video clip demonstrates how quickly a fire can spread if not responded to quickly.  In this video, you’ll see …

Difference Between Active and Passive Alarm Monitoring

The role of an alarm monitoring panel is to communicate the signals produced by your fire alarm or intrusion alarm panels to a Signals Receiving Centre (SRC).  In order to achieve this, the monitoring company will use recognized CAN/ULC-S561 active or passive forms of communication as referenced in the Fire Code and Building Code.  The …

Why A CAN/ULC-S561 Certification is Important

The Fire Code and the Building Code are two important documents that determine what types of buildings are required to have fire alarm monitoring.  Common examples of these buildings include (but are not limited to): Care facilities and hospitals Schools and daycares High-rise buildings Any building where there is a sprinkler system CAN/ULC-S561 is the …

Tech Feature: Siemens Cerberus® PRO Compact

We’ve recently become a Value-Added Partner with Siemens, and we’re looking forward to working with this company to continue to serve our customers.  In particular, we are very excited about the Cerberus® PRO Compact, which is an incredibly versatile fire alarm system.  The Cerberus® PRO Compact provides impressive scalability, which allows us to customize systems …