Guide To Intrusion Alarm Systems

What is an Intrusion Alarm System?

When applied on its own or as part of an integrated security solution, an intrusion alarm system is utilized to detect the presence of intruders, and send alerts in the event of an security event.

Intrusion Alarm Systems utilize devices such as door contacts, glass break sensors, motion detectors, sirens, and strobes to keep your property secure.  Through the use an Intrusion Alarm System, a would-be thief can be detected when attempting to enter your premise, and an audible and/or visual alert can be triggered on site while simultaneously sending an alert to an alarm monitoring station where it is acted upon by trained operators as predetermined by the customer.

In an integrated setup, multiple systems are combined to create a comprehensive unified security solution.  This can include, but not be limited to:

Components of an Intrusion Alarm System

An intrusion alarm system consists of many different components that work together to keep your facility safe from a variety of threats.

  • Motion detectors – these devices work in tandem with your security control panel, which can initiate the activation of lights, cameras, alarms, or a PA system.  
  • Indoor and outdoor cameras – cameras are a valuable part of most intrusion alarm systems.  They can be used to record and/or display live footage to your mobile device or tablet. 
  • Glass break detectors – this sensor detects the frequency the sound of breaking glass makes and sets off an alarm. 
  • Carbon monoxide detectors – an extremely important detector that monitors for the presence of lethal carbon monoxide gas.
  • Door Contacts – these devices detect when a door or window opens or closes.  Although this is an older technology, it is still incredibly useful as doors and windows remain the most likely point of a threat.

Benefits of an Intrusion Alarm System

  • Constant Protection – Ensuring the presence of security guards on site is difficult and costly.  An intrusion alarm system provides around-the-clock protection against theft and break-ins at a fraction of the cost.
  • Strong Deterrent – When intruders discover that you have an intrusion alarm system installed, they are often persuaded to move away from your property.  Even if they are unaware of the system’s presence, an auditory alarm typically scares them off.
  • Manage Remotely – Today’s systems are designed for the person on the go.  Using a mobile app, you can typically administer, arm, and monitor your system from anywhere.

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For 19 years, Bulldog Fire and Security has been an expert in Intrusion Alarm System installation, having installed a variety of systems in numerous applications across Southwestern, Ontario.

To learn more about Intrusion Alarm Systems and the role they can play in your building’s security, call us at 1 866 670 1590, email, or fill out the contact form below.

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