Why Does My Business Need a Burglar Alarm System?

Smart business owners know that they cannot afford to leave their valuable assets, such as employees, customers, inventory, and property unprotected. According to FBI crime statistics, there is a burglary in the US almost every 12 seconds, leading to $3.4 billion in property and personal loss every year. That is the bad news. Here is the good news. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte performed a study of criminals that got caught breaking and entering homes and businesses. 83% said they would try to determine if a security system was present before attempting a break-in. Among those who discovered a security system’s presence during their attempt, only 13% said they would still try to break-in.

  • Enhances safety and security for your employees and customers

  • Reduce the possibility of break-ins and theft with a visible deterrent

  • Resolve claims and disputes when you have video surveillance tied into your system

  • Gain lower insurance rates and take advantage of tax incentives available to your protected business

  • Increase employee productivity

  • Can be integrated with other building protection systems like access control and video surveillance to increase building security and expand functionality

  • Can be monitored 24/7/365 from a central location to notify you and the proper authorities if a breach is detected within seconds

  • Can detect door and window breeches as well as glass breaking

  • Can detect the motion of an intruder in your building even if they manage to get past the door, window, and glass break sensors

  • Can be wired, wireless, or a combination of both to meet your needs and requirements

  • When combined with video surveillance, you can record and date video for future reference, and you can access real-time video remotely from your smartphone

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What Makes Up a Commercial Burglar Alarm System?

Commercial Burglar Alarm Systems are comprised of the following:


The control panel monitors input from the attached devices, maintains system integrity, and sends out information back to the connected devices. It is the brains of your system, and all system components are wired to or wirelessly connected to the control panel.


The keypad is how you control your system. It is usually placed near your main entry and other key access points into your building. It lets you arm and disarm your system, perform tests, view system status, etc.


Motion sensors are the devices that can detect someone in your business that should not be there. There are multiple types of technology used in motion sensors: passive infrared (PIR), microwave, area reflective, ultrasonic, and vibration. There are also dual technology motion sensors that use at least two of the technologies mentioned above to reduce false alarms.


In many systems, the door and window contacts are comprised of magnetic sensors that connect the door to the jamb or window to the wall. When the contact between those sensors is broken, the alarm will be triggered.


Glass break sensors complement your window and door contacts. If your door is made of glass and is broken, your door contact will not be triggered. When you have glass break sensors installed, the distinct sound frequency broken glass produces will trigger your alarm.


Disruption sensors act as a fail-safe to protect your system from tampering. A disruption sensor will trigger an alert if any part of the system loses power, a device fails to respond to a status check, or if the system is otherwise taken offline.

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