Security Alarm Systems & Monitoring

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Security Alarms Systems

The most useful burglar alarm systems have certain characteristics.

Systems must be designed to withstand the environments in which they are placed.

If a component will experience wide temperature variations, such as in an exterior environment, the equipment must be designed to with stand those variations without failing.

Alarm control and detection components and systems should be designed to last a long time. The individual components should be reliable and have a long mean time between failure (MTBF)

A reliable system requires less maintenance and is more trusted by operators. Other aspects of reliability include reliable communication and display of alarm data with no loss of information

Security Alarm System Components

The typical security alarm system consists of the following basic components:

Detection Devices

The most commonly used types of detection devices at commercial facilities are:

Contact Switches

Contact switches are installed on gates, doors and windows to detect when they are opened.

Motion Detectors

Motion detectors are used to detect the presence or movement of people in and around building.

Glass Breakage Detectors

Glass breakage detectors, as their name implies, are used to detect the breakage of glass.

Signalling Devices

Signalling devices are activated when a security breach is detected. Signalling devices serve three purposes:

  • Notify the intruder that he has been detected
  • Notify neighbouring residents and passersby that the security alarm has been activated.
  • Notify any employees that may be in the building that the security alarm has been activated.

There are both audible siren and visual types of signalling devices. Signalling devices are normally installed on both the interior and exterior of the building.

Arming Stations

Arming stations are the devices used to “arm” (turn-on) and “disarm” (turn-off) the security alarm system

The two most common types of arming stations are keypad arming stations and key switch arming stations

Both the key switch arming station and the keypad arming station normally provide alarm system “status indicators”. Status indicators are used to give the user visual information concerning the status of the security alarm system

Arming stations are the primary device that the you use to interact with the building’s security alarm system

Control Equipment

Security “control panels” are the heart of the security alarm system. The security alarm control panel is used to process all system operations and activity. Most modern control panels are actually a specialized form of micro-computer which include a microprocessor, computer memory, and data communications modems. These control panels are fully programmable to allow the operating characteristics of the security alarm system to be custom-tailored to meet the needs of the building in which it is installed

Because the average user of the security alarm system usually never needs to interact with the control panel, these panels are normally installed in a secure closet or equipment room

Alarm Transmission Equipment

Monitored alarm systems use transmission equipment to communicate alarm events and system activity to an off-site location, such as an alarm monitoring central station. This can be achieved by phone line, IP over Internet and GSM wireless

Security Alarm Design Concepts

There is a great deal of flexibility in the way an Security alarm system can be designed for a building. The designer has a great deal of latitude in selecting the quantity and type of equipment that will be used, and in determining where this equipment will be located

While each different system designer has his or her own idea of what the best arrangement of detection devices is, there are four basic design concepts which are commonly used:

Perimeter Protection Concept

The perimeter protection concept provides detection at the exterior of a building or perimeter of the entire facility. The goal of perimeter protection is to detect the intruder at the point of entry.

Interior Protection Concept

The interior protection concept provides detection within the interior of the building. The goal of interior protection is to detect the intruder inside of the building.

Complete interior protection requires that motion detectors be installed in every room and corridor of the building. Interior protection can also be achieved by installing contact switches on the interior doors of the building.

Combined Protection Concept

The combined protection concept fully combines the detection capabilities of both the perimeter detection concept and the interior protection concept.

Hybrid Protection Concept

The hybrid protection concept utilizes some portions of the perimeter protection concept, and some portions of the interior protection concept.

The goal of the hybrid concept is to take advantage of the benefits of both perimeter and interior protection, while at the same time keeping the cost of the system below the cost of the fully combined system described above.

There is a great deal of flexibility in the way a hybrid system can be designed. The designer may choose to provide full perimeter protection in some portions of the facility, and choose to have only partial perimeter protection in other parts. The same is true with interior protection, complete interior protection can be provided in some areas, while partial or no interior protection can be provided in other areas.

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