Intrusion Detection and Central Station Monitoring

Intrusion detection and central station monitoring services form a critical part of comprehensive security solutions for both residential and commercial properties. Intrusion detection systems are designed to identify unauthorized entry or security breaches through the use of sensors, motion detectors, and alarms. When an intrusion is detected, these systems trigger alerts and notifications, prompting a response from the central monitoring station. Central station monitoring services involve the continuous oversight of security systems by trained professionals who are equipped to assess and respond to alerts in real-time. These services provide an added layer of security by ensuring that any security incidents are promptly addressed, whether it be contacting emergency services or dispatching on-site security personnel. Moreover, central station monitoring offers peace of mind to property owners, knowing that their security systems are being actively monitored around the clock. By combining intrusion detection with central station monitoring services, property owners can significantly enhance their security posture, mitigate potential threats, and ensure a swift and effective response to security breaches. Traditional Intrusion Detection systems alert people or authorities of a potential threat, such as burglary, fire, or medical emergencies. Alarm systems can be classified into different types based on their features, functions, and connections.

Common Types of Alarm Systems

  • Wired or Wireless
  • Central station monitored
  • Self-monitored (local alarm annunciation)

Sensor Types

There are diverse types of sensors that can be used in alarm systems, depending on the purpose and the environment. 

  • Door and window position switches
  • Motion detection
  • Glass break sensor
  • Water or Temperature monitoring
  • Smoke or heat (fire) emergency sensors

System Design

System design must consider the type of threats, level of security needed, and of course budget available. Other factors include insurance requirements, local code compliance, and owner preferences. A detailed site assessment must be performed to confirm…

  • Type and number of sensors required
  • System communication (local and remote monitoring)
  • Integration with other security measures
  • Routine maintenance and user training

Perimeter Detection

Perimeter detection is a security measure used to detect and deter unauthorized access to a property. It consists of a series of sensors placed around the perimeter of a property, which are connected to an alarm system. The sensors can include surveillance cameras, motion detectors, and vibration detectors, among others. Depending on the type and level of threat detected these systems send alerts to security personnel, activate lights, trigger surveillance recording, enable warning messages or other deterrents to discourage intruders.

Central Station Monitoring

Central station monitoring is an additional service that provides continuous monitoring of your alarm system. Central station operators respond to any alerts and dispatch the appropriate authorities. This monitoring service enhances the security & safety of your property, people, and assets, as well as helping comply with any insurance and local code requirements. 

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