All Things Electrical

Almost all systems fall into the following categories:

  • Surveillance Systems
  • Access Control
  • Alarm Monitoring and Response

Surveillance

These may be CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) systems, cameras and recording devices be they analogue or digital.

Access

This involves using technology to control persons and vehicles moving onto, around, and off from a site or business. These systems can be “simple” or “smart” allowing basic access permission through to Human Resource functions such as limited access and movement management.

Alarms

These come in many forms but essential they use a sensor to detect movement in an area which sends a signal to an alarm panel which then creates an action dependent upon its programming. This action is most often an automated phone signal to a computer but can be to a phone line.

The resulting action is an investigation, often the contacting of key personnel or the dispatch of a patrol guard which is the “response” to the alarm activation.

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