Are you concerned about protecting your property and your company’s assets? If you are looking for the first level of security for your home or business premises then an intruder alarm system is what you need. It can be a deterrent to criminals, with research showing 93% of burglars say they avoid properties with an active, visible, quality alarm, as well as a method to alert you and others that a break-in is taking, or has taken, place.
We provide intruder alarms for residential and commercial properties and can offer a range of options based on the nature of your property. Before we install an intruder alarm, our engineers will visit the premises to assess and review requirements since each alarm system is unique. We will install a system that is designed for you and meets the requirements of the property and your insurance company.
Modern cloud technology means that as well as the audible alarm there can be alerts triggered to provide messages or calls to mobile devices so that where ever you are you will know that there is a potential incident to deal with. Having an alarm, therefore, means that you have peace of mind that your property and assets are being protected.
Intruder alarms: A benefit for homes and for a range of properties
Installing an alarm system can deter, or detect an intruder gaining access to your home. We can provide systems that will alert you via a text or call that your alarm has been triggered while you are out. We can also add a video entry phone so you can see who is at your door. Not only do these functions give you added peace of mind an alarm system can also help lower the cost of home insurance premiums.
At Ecl-ips we have an established a reputation for providing CCTV and access control for both state and private schools. We can now also offer intruder alarms to the education sector.
Securing commercial properties can be complex but we can provide security solutions for a wide range of clients who occupy both large and small industrial units with industrial sites and business parks.
Other businesses that will benefit from installing intruder alarms are retailers, restaurants, pubs, health care settings as well as gyms and other leisure centres.
Installing the right intruder alarm system for you
There are many reasons why you might want to install an intruder alarm system; at Ecl-ips we will guide you through the range of choices that we offer to ensure we design a system that is right for your needs.
Making sure we meet your needs
Before we install an intruder alarm, our engineers will visit the premises to assess and review requirements since each alarm system is unique. By conducting a site visit we can establish your specific requirements and take into consideration any additional insurance requests you may have to comply with. Then we can develop a system that complies to current regulations and provides you with the right level of security.
We will then install a system that is designed for you and meets the requirements of the property and your insurance company.
User friendly system
Ecl-ips will only install an intruder alarm system that is user friendly. You can opt for a traditional manual keypad option where you enter your personal number codes. Alternatively, you can choose a key fob option, which has an added security benefit since any lost key fobs can be deleted from the panel.
Trustworthy systems and installers
Each intruder alarm system that we install is certified to meet EN50131, BS 8243 and PD6662 standards. The latter standard is an ‘umbrella’ standard for the application of European standards by installers in the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of intruder and hold-up alarm systems.
Furthermore, all our engineers are fully trained and have been security screened. We are NSI- Gold accredited giving you peace of mind that you are working with a company that will deliver a product of service that can be relied upon.
By using a modern alarm system you now have the ability to connect it to an app so that you can operate the system from a mobile device when you have an internet connection. Having an app means you can have alerts going to your mobile device at any time of day if the alarm is triggered. Additionally, the alarm system can be set and unset remotely if required, giving you additional flexibility when managing the system.
We can link smoke, heat and carbon monoxide detectors to the intruder alarm system giving extra protection to your property and assets.
Taking an integrated approach to your security
With its expertise in Intruder Alarms, Access Control and CCTV Ecl-ips is able to offer integrated security solutions. Meanwhile, by choosing one security system supplier maintaining it will be simpler and the number of maintenance visits you have will be reduced.
Maintenance and Support
Once you have installed a security system we can help to ensure that it continues to function. At Ecl-ips, as part of our high level of support and service, we can offer a five-year maintenance and support package. For those that have multiple locations we can offer multi-site maintenance contracts.
Reducing engineer call outs
Failure to maintain your system could invalidate any insurance policy you may have on the property, plus could result in higher costs by having to pay emergency call out fees. During a routine maintenance visit our engineers will check the system and ensure that it is in full working order and complies with current legislation.
An effective response
We appreciate that if you have a fault with your alarm system that you want a fast and efficient response. In the event of a problem with your intruder alarm system in between the annual service, one of our engineers will be with you in under 4 hours to get your system working again.
We only work with recognised intruder alarm suppliers thereby minimising the chance of faulty equipment. However, in the rare instance that your system may malfunction, our qualified alarm engineer can make an on site repair. Sometimes they need to replace certain equipment if it cannot be repaired on site, should this happen our engineer will ensure that he does not compromise your system and leaves it functioning.
Industrial clients may want their premises monitored day and night, so they can opt for our 24 hour monitoring service. Should a threat be detected, the service will contact named key holders and alert the emergency services.
Intruder Alarm Audit
As your business grows the need to improve and update your existing security arrangements is likely to grow too. Our engineers are able to review your existing security systems. We can offer advice on areas that might need to be upgraded with more modern equipment and can look at how to improve your security through integrated systems.
We can also work with developers and builders who are faced with challenging properties and need to find a complete security solution for a particular property. Drawing on our experience, we can provide practical and pragmatic advice on how to secure even the most problematic of sites. We will visit the property and conduct a thorough audit of its needs, including a security risk assessment, then outline details about the sort of products that could be installed to provide the required level of security. To book your audit contact us.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need an intruder alarm?
The key benefits to you as a home or business owner of installing an intruder alarm are:
- Protecting your property from theft and vandalism
- Increasing the likelihood of police apprehending criminals
- Lowering your insurance premiums
- Providing peace of mind when you’re away from home or off-site
How does an intruder alarm system work?
An intruder alarm system consists of a series of electrical components that are connected to a property. Via sensors and contacts, they detect movement or the opening of doors and windows, after which a loud alarm is produced to alert those nearby of the unauthorised entry.
Can you monitor your own alarm system?
Yes, you can choose to monitor your own alarm system. A self-monitored system usually refers to a security system that’s set up to send notifications or a phone call via a smartphone whenever a security sensor is tripped.
What might cause a false alarm?
There are a number of reasons you might get a false alarm. These include:
- Dirty sensors
- Poorly maintained or installed sensors
- Insects or spiders crawling across sensors
- User error, such as keying in a passcode too slowly
It is always important to keep your sensors clean and well-maintained so any problems with sensors can be detected. Companies also need to train staff in using the alarm system so they do not trigger false alarms.
If my alarm system fails how will you help?
If your alarm system fails one of our engineers will be with you in under 4 hours to get your system working again. They will endeavour to make an on site repair. Sometimes they may need to replace certain equipment if it cannot be repaired on site, should this happen our engineer will ensure that he does not compromise your system and leaves it functioning.
What are the differences between a wired and a wireless alarm system?
Wireless alarms use battery-powered sensors that communicate with a control panel using radio signals. These alarms tend to look nicer and will take less time for us to install. However, wireless systems are usually more expensive, and you will need batteries for all components, such as the control panel and all sensors.
Wired systems, on the other hand, need wires running to each of the sensors to work. These systems may be cheaper to buy, but they are more expensive to have installed: the wires need to be hidden away, so labour costs will be higher.
What are intruder alarm grades?
Intruder alarms are categorised into 4 different grades, based on their levels of performance (such as functionality, reliability and durability). Ecl-ips will fit grade 2 and and grade 3 level alarms.
Grade 2 systems offer a good level of security for most residential properties and and lower risk small commercial properties. This level will protect against burglars who have some knowledge of the alarm system and property. It protects multiple entry points.
Grade 3 systems are designed to combat burglars and attackers with advanced knowledge of the alarm system and have tools and equipment (including portal electronic devices). The system is comprehensive and protects all potential entry points of a building. High risk homes and lots of commercial properties fall into this category.
Before we install a system we will survey your house or premises to ensure that we are providing a system that will meet your needs and the risk level of your property or business.