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Intruder Alarms/ Burglar Alarms, Entry Detection Systems

Intruder Alarms

Why choose Multi-Security Services, Weston's leading provider of intruder detection systems? If you shop around, you'll certainly find cheaper systems on the market. But these systems will cost you more, over time, in repair costs. And that's not to mention the annoyance factor to your neighbours when your cheap burglar alarm keeps going off for no reason.

You'll also see some companies offer pay monthly security systems. But add up what these systems will cost you over a long period - it's certainly a lot more than what you'd pay buying the system outright.

Choose a burglar alarm from MSS and you'll benefit from our fantastic after-sales service, where a 24 hour callout is guaranteed. Plus you won't be left waiting for your system to be installed - we're fast and efficient.

Read more about what you can expect when you order an intruder alarm from us.

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More information about the types of systems we install

Control panel: the heart of your burglar alarm system. Most panels have eight programmable zones to allow different parts of the premises to be alarmed separately from others. The control panel can be positioned discreetly with the key panel exposed to allow easy setting and unsetting of the alarm system. Some panels can now be activated with a key fob, or a single button press. You can even have the alarm work as a door chime, alerting you to when a door is opened.

In the event of a mains electricity failure, the control panel will run off its internal batteries which will automatically recharge once power is restored.

We only install panels that will reset a zone a given number of times. This prevents a faulty system going off time after time.

Part setting of your intruder alarm system allows sleeping or living areas (or office or factory areas) to be alarmed separately. You determine how flexible you want your system to be.

Internal sounders: these alert you to turn off the system when you enter your premises. They also act as a deterrent to intruders, so they are an important part of the system. Your alarm system will come with a high tech sounder that has its own battery in case of the panel or the wiring being attacked.

The internal sounders we fit also have their own cut-off timers, quite independent from the system timer. This helps prevent your neighbours getting annoyed by a faulty system that keeps going off. It also makes sure you comply with environmental requirements on noise pollution.

You'll be able to tell all's well with your system by the flashing LEDs that tell you the system is functioning. Note that unlike some cheaper, less reliable systems, all our sounders' internal electronics are enclosed in an airtight chamber that decreases the chance of system fault.

Contacts and sensors: you can add an extra layer of security by fitting door sensors that will activate the intruder alarm if a door is opened. The sensors we install will almost fit flush to the door and be completely out of sight. If you need sensors fitted to very heavy doors or roller shutters we can use a heavy duty contact with armoured cabling to ensure the system remains tamper-proof.

Motion detection: whole rooms in your premises can be covered in a system known as trap protection. Using motion detectors to create space protection is by far the most effective and popular way to protect any given area. The motion detectors we fit as standard are not set off by your pets.

A common form of motion detector is a passive infrared sensor that detects changes in temperature. When coupled with an ultrasonic detector that is triggered by movement (a dual technology sensor), you get a highly reliable, stable burglar alarm system.

Inertia sensors: shock or vibration sensors are used when there is the prospect of a forced entry. Although not foolproof the sensors we fit are certainly more discerning than sensors of this type of the past.

Glass break sensors: these types of sensors have had a varied history. You may have seen foil-based sensor systems on windows in the past which triggered when the foil was broken. These are now considered unsightly and are time consuming to install. Other systems employed sound detection which went off when the sound of breaking glass was detected. However these were susceptible to false alarms. Today we use a dual sensor that detects the sound of breaking glass and then 'listens' for the pressure wave given off by the break.

Panic alarm switch: for complete peace of mind, a panic alarm switch can be installed at a central point or an area you might expect to retreat to in the event of an intrusion. We can also supply covert buttons and footswitches which are ideal for commercial situations.

Smoke cloak systems: these work on the principle of 'if you can't see it, you can't steal it'. Once triggered by the main alarm, a room is filled up in seconds by a non-toxic smoke. You can get more information and see a video of the smoke cloak in action by clicking [hyperlink - www.smokecloak.com] here.

Police Policy: the police only accept alarms subject to their policy, which you can read here. The police will only respond to so-called confirmed alarms, which are triggered if someone is moving around your premises, setting off more than one sensor. The police insist on two keyholders per alarm, each of whom must have their own transport and be able to respond in twenty minutes.

Wired or wireless: a wired system is more reliable and cheaper than a wireless system and you'll hardly know the cables are there. Although wireless systems offer great convenience, they do cost more and of course, you'll need to keep changing batteries.

Remote alarm monitoring: you can get a greater degree of peace of mind by knowing that action is being taken once your intruder alarm goes off. Otherwise you are relying on neighbours calling you or the authorities on your behalf when your alarm is triggered.

Your alarm system can call you or our Alarm Receiving Centre. You have a number of options:

Speech dialler: when your alarm is triggered the speech dialer calls preset numbers (you can programme the numbers) on a land line and plays a pre-recorded message to the recipients who can be you or other keyholders. If no-one answers the calls the system just closes down.

Digital Communicator: once your alarm is triggered (the system has inputs for at least four different signal types such as fire, intruder, panic etc.), the Digital Communicator will call up our Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) in just a few seconds. After the ARC verifies the signal, the alarm is acted upon accordingly e.g. calling the police, alerting nominated keyholders etc.

This option is very popular amongst our domestic customers as the ARC will attempt to determine whether or not the alarm is genuine by directly communicating with your alarm system, examining the alerts and reading the system's logs.

Dual Comm: like the Digital Communicator but with the added feature of duplicating its signal via the mobile phone network. Additionally, if your land line is cut, the Dual Comm will signal out.

Redcare: this highly reliable system actually dials into your intruder alert system via a landline ensuring the system is functioning well at all times. If it cannot make contact with the system, the Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) are alerted that there is a fault with the line. If an alrm is triggered the system dials out to the ARC as normal. This highly secure solution is very popular with many of our customers.

Redcare GSM: as well as providing all the advantages of Redcare, redcare GSM adds the security level of a dual signalling path with the mobile phone network as well as a landline. Most high security risk premises use this system. More details on both Redcare systems can be found here.