Business alarm systems are the first priority in the hierarchy of security. From small stores to multi-chain retail stores, to warehouses, Eversafe can help reduce the risk to your business, employees and stock with the latest in alarm technology. Whether you need a new, tailored alarm system, or an upgrade to your existing security system, we have solutions to suit all needs, requirements, and budgets.
At Eversafe, we understand that peace of mind is the most important goal of all business owners. This is why we not only provide a quality security solution, tailored to your needs. We also provide ongoing maintenance and monitoring of your business alarm.
Key Benefits of Business Alarm Systems
With over 20 years experience in business security, Eversafe’s expert security specialists understand no two premises are the same. So a one-size-fits-all solution is not the answer. Instead, we will audit your property and provide you with a carefully tailored security system to suit the needs of your business. As a result, our business alarms systems:
- Can help deter trespassers, vandals, and theft
- Provide peace of mind, allowing you to leave your premises without worry
- Help improve employee and customer safety
- May lower insurance costs, saving you money in the long run
- Reduce the risk that you, your staff, and your business will be victims of crime
Types of Security Alarms
When installing an alarm system, you need to consider what areas you need to cover and what devices you will require to cover each zone. Below are some of the systems we recommend for business security.
Motion Detectors – also known as PIRs, generally cover areas of 10-11ms. They are cost-effective and cover large areas.
Reed Switches – these magnetic contacts for doors and windows are used on the perimeter of a building. When the reed and magnet separate as an intruder tries to enter, the open circuit triggers an alarm.
Panic Buttons – hold up or panic buttons are ideal in the retail sector, they allow employees who feel threatened to press a discrete button that will result in immediate police action.
Seismic Sensors – are especially important if you have a safe. These sensors trigger an alarm if they detect heavy vibrations, such as those from a drill or jackhammer.
Smoke Detectors – a requirement for all businesses, retails spaces, and warehouses. Specialised business alarm smoke detectors connect to an alarm system that immediately alerts the fire brigade.
Alarm Communication Types
Modern business alarm systems can communicate events to you in a variety of ways. While in the past PSTN (landlines) were primarily used, these are being phased out in favour of the NBN. Common communication types include:
GPRS (General Packet Radio Service)
At Eversafe, we are future proofing our customers by switching them over to GPRS. This is a packet oriented mobile data service that utilises the 3 or 4G network. This dual-sim set up is the highest level of security communication as it will switch networks should one fail. The unit will also send a polling signal to the control room at predetermined intervals. If the control room fails to receive the signal it raises an alarm in the control centre. And by using the mobile network, there’s no phone cable to tamper with.
This system is similar to GPRS however it uses the internet to send signals to the control room. It requires a modem connected to a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) to prevent communication failure in the event of a power failure. It is not as secure as GPRS as an intruder can cut your internet, causing a comms failure. However, combining GPRS and IP Monitoring you won’t have the call costs of dialler monitoring, which helps offset the extra costs of GPRS.
Similar to notifications from apps on your phone, push notifications send you a message via your device even if the phone is locked or the app is not open. If a zone has been breached or the system is armed/disarmed you will receive an alert in order to investigate.
Like smartphone alerts, email notifications can notify you about the status of your alarm system, via email. However, we don’t recommend this system for emergency cases. They are however good for monitoring employees and auxiliary staff. For example: The cleaner has only been onsite for 30 minutes and has charged our customer for a 3 hour clean. Our customer knew this because the cleaners code was setup to send an email once they had disarmed the alarm and then the system sent another code once they re-armed the system.
Integration Options for Business Alarm Systems
If you require both an alarm system and access control system then you may choose to install Integriti or Inception as they are both integrated products. This gives you better control over, allowing you to program users for both systems all at once. You can generate reports for both systems simultaneously as well saving you time and money.
With a modest budget or a simple application, a basic solution may be all that is necessary:
- A monitored alarm system helping to keep your business protected from unwanted intruders and burglars.
- 24/7 protection, no matter where you are, you will have peace of mind that you are protected.
Alternatively, where there are more complex requirements, you may require additional services:
- CCTV to monitor your premises to encourage staff safety (OH&S), detect theft and deter intruders.
- Remote viewing that allows you to check in anytime from anywhere (via an internet connection).
- Manage access of personnel to your property or specific areas e.g. where chemicals are stored.
Brands of Business Alarm Systems
Eversafe only recommends and installs equipment from the most trusted and respected brands to deliver a complete security solution. As a result, Eversafe sells and installs Inner Range access control and intrusion detection products.
Inner Range is an Australian based company and world leader in the design and manufacture of state of the art access control and security products. Since their inception in 1988, over 100,000 business alarm systems have been installed in more than 30 countries around the world. Inner Range has offices here and in the UK.