Every year, businesses and homeowners lose billions of dollars to theft and vandalism that could have been prevented with the installation of an alarm system. These loses not only include merchandise and equipment, but tend to also include personal information. At Liberty Bell, we pride ourselves on the fact that we install security systems that get the job done right. We have not been dragged into the mainstream idea of installing “free alarms” at high volumes for outrageous monthly fees and poor craftsmanship. These types of alarms are put in for the sole purpose of generating recurring monthly revenue. On average, a company like this requires one of their employees to install 2-3 alarms a day, whereas one of the alarms we put in takes 2-3 employees 2-3 days to complete. While we do cater to smaller vendors, we still take the necessary time to get the job done right.
The following is a set of standard equipment used to design an effective alarm system:
Control Panels – Power source of the alarm monitoring system, usually hidden in a closet away from plain view, connected to your telephone wiring.
Security Keypads – Two-way communication system that allows users to confirm who they are by entering a pass code manually.
Motion Detectors – Trips the alarm by sensing changes in infrared energy levels when an intruder crosses by.
Door and Window Contacts – Magnetic devices placed along door jams and window frames that trigger the alarm system when opened.
Glass Break Detectors – Sensors placed directly on glass to detect any physical breaks.
Audio Glass Break Sensors – Sensors that identify the acoustic shock waves of glass breaking, setting off the alarm.
Sirens & Strobes – Audible horns activated inside and outside of the building. This may also include strobe lights to draw immediate attention to the intrusion.
Several other options and features are also available which include:
Cellular Backup – Reports alarm signals through a cellular device.
Wireless Systems – Devices that do not need a dedicated line to operate, such as window sensors and motion and smoke detectors. Also allows control of the alarm system from a wireless device.
Smoke / Carbon Monoxide Monitoring – Detects the presence of smoke and carbon monoxide, a deadly odorless gas.
Water Bug Sensors – Detects the presence of water to help protect against flood and leak damage.
Temperature Sensors – Monitors the temperature of your home and business.
Open / Closing Reports – Reports the opening and closing of your alarm system, and provides a detailed report of when the alarm was turned on or off, and who activated it.
Total Connect – Gives you the ability to control your alarm from any computer or smartphone. It also allows you to control basic lighting and temperature settings. Learn more at totalconnect.net.