There are three general types of intruder alarm
- Pre-wired system
- Wireless system
- Hybrid system (A combination of both)
Provided your premises is already wired for an alarm, wired alarm systems tend to be less expensive than wireless systems. However, this may not hold true if your premises requires wiring for an alarm. Most new properties will be already set up with the appropriate wiring in place for an intruder alarm.
Wireless systems operate using batteries (which need to be changed periodically - 1+ years) and they transmit signals via a radio frequency to your main system. We will survey your property and advise on the best solution.
Within each category there are two types of system
- Audible only system
- Remotely monitored system
An audible only alarm operates by sounding the interior and exterior bell when the alarm is activated, and relies on the noise the alarm makes to deter burglars and alert owners, neighbours and passers by that something is wrong. A light on the exterior bell is also activated to draw attention.
Remotely monitored systems can be audible or silent, but are connected to a monitoring station by your phone line - with GSM (basically mobile phone) or your landline. When the monitoring station gets the alert they notify the assigned key-holders and/or the local Gardaí if both perimeter breach and inside motion have been detected.
A standard alarm consists of components that either provides
- Perimeter protection
- Trap protection (motion detection)
- A combination of both (this would be the most typical installation).
There are many components to the system to protect your home or business, including; sensors on widows and doors to detect force or them opening, Passive Infra-red (PIR) detectors to detect motion usually placed in the interior of the home/building, in hallways, corridors and some rooms depending on the need for it. This means the alarm system can detect and alert to the perimeter being breached and then movement within your home or businesses premises. PIRs also give extras security if an intruder makes entry to an alternative route - through the roof or a neighbouring attic space, partition wall etc.
We will survey your home or premises and give you the best solution that fits your needs.