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Introduction to Intrusion Alarm Systems

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What is an Intrusion Alarm System?

When used independently, or as part of an integrated security solution, an intrusion alarm system’s function is to detect intruders and send notifications in the case of a security event.

Intrusion alarm systems can consist of many different devices including door contacts, glass break sensors, motion detectors, sirens, and strobes just to name a few.  By utilizing an intrusion alarm system, a would-be intruder can be detected when attempting to enter a secured area, and an audible or visual alarm can be activated on site while simultaneously sending an alert to an alarm monitoring station, where it is handled by trained operators as predetermined by the customer.

When used as part of an integrated solution, multiple systems are used in collaboration to create a holistic security solution.  This can include, but not be limited to:

Components of an Intrusion Alarm System

An intrusion alarm system is made up of many different components that work in unison to keep your building safe.

  • Motion detectors – these devices work in collaboration with the security control panel and can instigate the activation of alarms, lights, cameras, or an audio device.
  • Glass break detectors – this is a sensor that detects the sound of breaking glass and activates an alarm.
  • Keypads – the keypad is how you interact with your alarm system.  Through the keypad you can arm/disarm your system, and activate/deactivate devices.
  • Door contacts – these devices detect when a door or window opens or closes.

Benefits of an Intrusion Alarm System

There are many benefits to having an intrusion alarm installed at your building.  Here are our top three:

  1. Constant Protection – Employing the use of security guard services on site is challenging and expensive.  An intrusion alarm system can provide you with 24-hour protection against theft and break-ins at a fraction of the cost of a guard.
  2. Strong Deterrent – When an intruder identifies that you have an intrusion alarm system at your location, they are often inclined to move on from your property.  Even if they are unaware that a system exists on site, a siren or other auditory alarm typically drives them away.
  3. Manage Remotely – Today’s intrusion alarm systems are designed with mobility in mind.  Using an app, you can manage, arm/disarm, and monitor your intrusion alarm system from anywhere.

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fire monitoring of canada logoFor over 30 years, Fire Monitoring of Canada (FMC) has been a leader in the monitoring of fire alarm and intrusion alarm systems.  If you would like to learn more about intrusion alarms and the benefits they can provide for your facility, please call 1 888 789 FIRE (3473), email fminfo@fire-monitoring.com, or fill out the contact form below.



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