Commercial intrusion/burglar alarm systems are designed to recognize when someone, or something, is in an area that they, at that time, should not be. In physical security, intrusion detection and prevention alarm systems are more commonly referred to as burglar alarm systems. Burglar alarms are simply an electrical circuit composed of intrusion detection devices which simply all act as switches.
Burglar alarm sensors, detctors, and switches are all connected to a control panel, and any change or interruption in their normal state - closing which completes the circuit if it is normally open, or opening which breaks the circuit if it is normally closed - causes the control panel to trigger an alarm and notify an operator. The job of the control panel is to simply monitor all of the various states of the intrusion detection devices that are connected to it, and respond when an incident occurs.
Generally, a burglar alarm system, is designed around zones. Each zone can contain multiple detection devices within the same general area. The more basic control panels - central station - will only notify an operator that an incident has occurred within a certain zone. More advanced control panels are equipped with addressability. Addressability allows for each device to be assigned as an address, or code, and when it reports to the control panel the device code is sent. By using these "addresses" the control panel is capable of giving an exact location of an intrusion or security breach because it will know exactly which device was triggered.
Protecting assets within a facility is a security concern for most businesses. Intrusion detection systems offer many devices that will secure the outer perimeters of a facility to prevent access to interior locations, as well as secure specific items or areas within a room or building in the event that an intruder finds a way to gain entry.
Examples of Specific Industry Uses
Burglar alarm systems and intrusion detection systems have multiple uses, two of which are preventing theft and vandalism. By installing a commercial burglar alarm system, vandals and thieves will not be able to enter any areas within a facility without being noticed. Break wires within exterior fences, motion detectors, and glass break detectors will notify operators and/or designated emergency responders of any intruder attempting to breach the outer perimeter. If an intruder is inside, passive infrared (PIR) motion detectors, vibration detectors, and tamper switches will secure more specific areas or items within the interior walls in the case of a security breach or internal theft - by an employee. More on Burglar Alarm Devices.
False alarms produced by burglar alarm systems and intrusion detection systems are not only a nuisance to emergency responders, but they also tie up emergency resources that may be needed else ware. Not only have many cities begun to fine businesses that repeatedly have false alarms, but those businesses will also start noticing a slower emergency response time which leaves the facility more vulnerable to crime. Many burglar alarm systems now have an option to contact an individual on a call list prior to notifying authorities to ensure that it is in fact a real emergency.
Intrusion detection and burglar alarm systems are commonly used in combination with several security systems in multiple locations to create one large web of systems interacting with each other and working together to create an overall complete security system for building management, this is commonly called security system integration. Security system integration allows for a much better, real time, security management solution for any building or industry even when integrating with legacy security systems. Intrusion detection and burglar alarm systems can be integrated with all systems, including CCTV video surveillance, security access control, fire protection systems, and emergency notification systems.
Finding the best commercial burglar alarm security system solution usually involves making various vendor systems work together. One system, or part of a system may suits a specific need better than another, and/or where you may be adding to an existing legacy security system. In either case, it is essential that your security systems provider have the broad industry knowledge to select the right systems combinations for you, and be able integrate them for your use and management. More on Burglar Alarm Devices
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