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.