Wired alarm systems
Hardwired alarms — homes, businesses
Traditional alarm system
It is commonly thought that hardwired alarm systems are more secure and dependable than a wireless system reliant on radio frequency or infrared transmission.
Wired systems draw their power from the electrical mains, an uninterrupted power supply. Wireless systems use batteries for each device (sensors, etc), which need monitoring and replacing.
Larger homes, new-builds and large business and retail premises, where there is space and budget to lay down the wiring — a labour-intensive task — are usually fitted with hardwire systems. They are more expensive to install, but the various components are cheaper.
Where there is a large scale installation, the difference in endeavour to install wired or wireless is small.
Wired alarm systems advantages
• sensors are contact points — no electronic circuitry
• no battery replacements for devices
• no complex electronic devices — easy to operate
• no chance for criminal code hacking
• concealed wires deter cable tampering
• installed wired system adds home resale value
We use wired systems that meet British Standards BS 4737 or BS EN 50131 criteria.
For clients who want a loud-sounding deterrent alarm system, the bells-only is a useful option. An audio alarm with a piercing shriek with a timed cut-off and flashing light visible outside alerts a neighbour, by arrangement, to call the owner or someone designated by the owner.
Alternatively, we can install a remote alarm ring system through a number of ways: direct phone connection, mobile call or text, by internet or by a radio network to the property owner. Today, most things are possible.
We install this system for small-business owners with a:
• a retail shop or office
• large scale retail area
• factory, warehouse
We also install this system for house-holders occupying a semi-detached or detached property with nearby neighbours.
For absent home-owners or businesses without security guards who want to be alerted themselves when there is an intruder, a communicated bells-only option is an easy solution.
The siren will ring loudly, the external lights will flash to attract attention and the control panel will send a message to a property owner’s mobile device.
Wiring up alarm systems
Nowadays much of our home is becoming a wireless environment, but a disadvantage is the relatively short ranges of wifi connectivity. Hardwiring becomes a very good substitute.
Business environments, because of their surface area, complex layouts and operating requirements, have extensive cabling for LAN computer networks, machine and cash till power supply and general electricity access.
With business properties and new-build houses, it is straightforward to install alarm system wiring.
Wiring in existing properties
With established larger houses, we plan with a great deal more attention to the task of cabling concealment, tracing the wires into the walls, beneath floorboards or under carpeting.
We plan the project, discuss convenience and details with you and make ourselves as unobtrusive as possible. We are meticulous about cleaning up and leaving everything as we found it.