Wired and Wireless Alarm Systems

We specialize in both Wired and Wireless Alarm systems depending on your needs, budget and long term security goals. All our security systems that we offer use the latest and most trusted industry leading hardware to offer you paramount features, efficient cost savings and a fast smooth yet reliable installation.

We provide all aspects that are needed for an alarm system from a complete brand new installation to augmenting an existing setup.

Making the choice between which type of system can be daunting. Here are a few points to consider:

wired system may, most times, provide a stable and long term solution for your security needs.

  • Offering a low long term maintenance cost for operating the system
  • Resolving local hardware accessibility and reliability issues
  • A much preferred way of installation in complex and hardware intense environments, where cabling is well protected providing a seamless reliable continuous long term operation
  • It may not suffer from many external interferences other than deliberate, accidental or naturally caused damages

A Wireless System has many distinct and unique advantages compared to wired for an installation:

  • Installation and setup time is considerably reduced because a minimal amount of wiring is needed. A typical system can be ready within one day or less
  • Building invasion and unforeseen alterations or damages to the system can be greatly avoided (minimal or no cable runs)
  • Flexibility as to where the peripherals can be located or their future relocation of them is a lot easier
  • Placement of detectors and other equipment isn’t always affected by location
  • Greater security. As there are now no cables to be deliberately cut or sabotaged by intruders or physically damaged accidentally(rodents, other trades etc)
  • It has a small amount of maintenance. Wireless technology has advanced a lot in the last few years and it keeps continuously evolving with batteries lasting 2-5 years depending on use. Smart sensor technology is now able to communicate with the main alarm controller in 2 ways – Transmit signals and receive signals.

Extra benefits of wireless to the end user:

  • Wireless back to base communication or self-monitoring is now another advantage with the advancing cellular 3G network coverage by most major Telcos
  • You have the ability to monitor and arm/disarm the system worldwide from a paired smart phone via an easy to use app, if necessary
  • If required, using the smart PIR Camera Detectors of your alarm system, you are able to get images sent in real time from your property in the event the alarm is triggered or even at your own demand any time – Provided the right SIM card conditions exist (download data allowance). This enables you to self-monitor and have a visual aid as to what is happening at your premises any time.

You can also keep an eye, when needed, on a person with special needs (aged parent etc) or even if your pet is left in your premises inside your detection area.

This technology also provides the control room operator (only at any visual verification participated control rooms) with another visual aid as to what action to take (a false alarm or a real incident event). The operator is able to see (when the system is armed) what happens in your protected areas and then take the appropriate action should an alarm be activated.

Surveillance CCTV

Having a solid and well thought out CCTV solution for your business can be vital. Being able to account for sensitive areas within your property can be very important and it’s something we value when working with you.

We provide a wide range of surveillance CCTV systems to suit your goals and budget. Even if you have an existing setup in place, we will try to work with it unless it is too old or not relevant with today’s current standards.

We specialize in the following technologies:

  • CCTV day and night cameras
  • Pan-Tilt and Zoom style operated cameras
  • IP cameras
  • Digital Video Recorder (DVR) or Network Video Recorder (NVR)
  • Setup for local and remote viewing (provided the right conditions exist)

Access Control

Limiting access to vital areas of your premises should be a high priority in any security solutions plan.

Access control utilizes a distributed network of card readers in conjunction with electronic locks to allow access to only authorized personnel.

Compared to traditional keys, you can pick and choose who should be allowed where, what time of the day and days when they are allowed access with instantaneous changes at your discretion.

All activity is also logged into a database that allows you to view the events of all card activity and traffic.

We provide all manner of readers ranging from:

  • Normal swipe cards,
  • Bio-metric scanners
  • Proximity RFID

We can also cater for any stand alone remote area access control scenario.

Alarm System Monitoring

We are able to provide the very best alarm system monitoring solutions to our clients using the services of a Grade A1 24/7 staffed control room that is always on alert and able to respond to your given instructions on how to proceed at any given moment of an alarm occurrence.

You’ll always be notified when an alarm has taken place (provided your alarm system is fully functional).

If you have wireless PIR with video verification solutions, you’ll also be able to receive images from them. The monitoring service is also able to use these images to determine if it could be a false alarm or an intrusion to dispatch the necessary response.

The monitoring service is provided in few different ways depending on the path the alarm system is using to communicate the signals back to base.

Using an existing or a new copper wire phone line (PSTN) supplied, the alarm system will dial out predetermined receiver numbers to alert you and/or the monitoring service that there has been an alarm activation. This type of dial up communication is called one way communication and is the simplest form. It has been very popular in the past.

It has the advantage of being simple to setup and run, if a phone line is nearby, but it is the less secure type communication (Class 1).

It requires a copper wire phone line to be available. It doesn’t work on VOIP type lines and it is also a subject to numerous land line drawbacks due to the length of the copper line network (ADSL noises, physical electrical type interference etc)

It is becoming the most popular choice. It is improving every day as the cellular network advances with the additional 3G and 4G towers coming online adding better and more extensive coverage to most areas.

Wireless communication monitoring solution allows the system to be installed anywhere and isn’t restricted or limited to the presence of a physical phone line. This option utilizes any existing Telco SIM card, through the appropriate integrated alarm modem, to dial through via the GSM cellular network or sent all signals over the GPRS dedicated network, in case of an alarm. It is also simple to setup and in most cases it can be cheaper and safer than maintaining a dedicated land phone line option.

Wireless communications also have many more advantages. They are more reliable as they are supervised (2 way communication or regular polling). An alarm panel communicating over the GSM network is a Class 2 device. If it is communicating over the GPRS network with 2 Telco SIMs on board and with polling every hour, 90” or 60” it is a Class 3 or 4 device.

It uses the internet connection to transmit the signals back to base. So an active connection and IP server is required to be running at all times – together with a power back up system so that the connection is not lost during a power failure.

It is also a popular method but it needs the equipment support and redundancy in the event of power or internet disruptions.

It is the combination of all the above 3 paths, in any sequence. Where a primary, secondary and a third path can be available simultaneously in a different priority or sequence to provide the necessary uninterrupted signal transmissions back to base in case of 1 or 2 other path failure.

Testing and Tagging

Under Australian Standards AS/NZS 3760:2010 & 3012:2010, it is required that electrical devices in use must be tested, tagged and lodged into records of the result. Proper handling of any faults must be taken.

A record of testing must specify:

  • Name of the person who carried out the testing
  • Date of the testing
  • Outcome of the testing
  • Date on which the next testing must be carried out.

Testing must be carried out on a regular basis depending on the type of equipment application.

We provide a licensed and trained service to carry out any testing and tagging within your premises.