This is the HUB of your alarm system. This device links directly to the alarm control panel and is the input for your alarm system. It notifies you of faults on the system, alarms that have occurred, and, of course, allows you to set and unset your alarm. We like to fit systems with a convenient fob to allow you to set and unset your alarm wirelessly, by passing the specially programmed fob or tag over this interface. If you prefer using a code, we can simply do that and not attach a fob or tag to it. Either way, you’ll receive a set and unset code when we install the alarm. We primarily use HKC systems, due to their reliability and the versatility of the systems.
Fobs and Tags
A proximity tag can be used to set and unset security systems without the need to input a code. They are programmed specifically for each site, so you can be safe in the knowledge that only your fobs will work on your alarm. A fob is a device used to control someone’s alarm system. The fob is different as it can be used to set and unset the alarm remotely, and the buttons on it can be programmed for different functions including partial setting/unsetting of an alarm and even a duress function.
HKC App and Monitoring
At this point it is worth mentioning the HKC App. This app has a one-time download fee from the App/Play Store. Once you have downloaded it to your device, it’s yours! This app allows you to view your alarm, its status, any faults, and your alarm logs, remotely from anywhere in the world (as long as your device has signal). This app also allows you to set and unset the alarm remotely. Are you expecting a call to your home whilst you’re out? You can unset the alarm, from wherever you are, when they arrive at your house. Gone out and can’t remember setting the alarm? Check it and set it! It’s a fantastic application that really no home should be without.
We are able to provide GSM units with all of our alarms. This means that if ever your phone line is disconnected, for any reason, your alarm will still be able to communicate with the network through a SIM card installed in the alarm, using a DATA bundle, meaning that it should never be offline.
When it comes to monitoring, as well as the self-monitoring that you can do through the app by logging into your system, the app also sent you notifications and alerts of anything that is happening with your system. If you alarm goes off, you’ll get an alert on your phone. Once you’ve received the alert, you can log into the system and decide what you want to do. This is great for if you’re on holiday and are worried about the security of your home, as it gives you peace of mind for when you return home. This also allows you to make informed decisions about your home security.
We are able to use either Wired PIRs and Wireless PIRs. The Wireless PIRs are battery powered and don’t require wires to be run through your property, if that is a concern. PIRs are designed to detect heat variances in any given area. The PIRs that we use have a 15-meter range and so will cover most rooms. They are ideally suited to be pointed towards entry ways such as hallways and entry doors.
These devices use a magnetic contact to create a circuit, when the circuit is broken the alarm gets set off. These are ideally suited to fit on doors and large, opening, windows. They are discreet and provide
These devices sit on places such as window frames and, using inertia sensors, are able to detect vibrations and impacts. This will trigger in the event that someone tries to force open or break a window. They can also be placed on doors, and other points of entry.
External and Internal Sounders
These devices are used to sound the alarm. If the alarm is tripped, the panel will send a signal to these devices to sound the alarms. The external sounder is very loud and is intended to draw attention the building. It is also deliberately large and visible, as a deterrent. The internal sounder is significantly smaller and is designed to make an alarm sound within the building and, as such, is much quieter (although still loud) than its outdoor counterpart.