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The effects of power failures on your alarm system

24 August 2014 posted under Latest news

Over the last few years, we as a community have become increasingly effected by power failures for various reasons. We run most of our contemporary communication structures off power and are converting to wireless as fast as possible – but power failures still affect us. When it comes to your alarm system be AWARE – power failures can cause havoc! Continuous power failures have a detrimental effect on batteries, reducing their life span. Many sealed lead acid batteries do not always recover from total discharge. Your battery only has a 6 hour standby time and, if the power continually fails, the recharge never fully recovers, leading to a failure in your system and you needing to replace your battery. If your service provider calls to report a low battery, please take it seriously and have your system serviced. It’s your responsibility to ensure that your system is fully functional, your service…

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Do you or don’t you need an alarm system?

23 August 2014 posted under Latest news

If you have insurance, then yes! If you are at all vulnerable, then yes! What none of us need is a false alarming system! Prevent this by purchasing the best solution for you and your environment. Never purchase in a hurry or accept a telephonic quote without your premises being assessed. The technology in this field is vast and there are many factors to consider. False alarming can be caused by: temperature variations, air movement, animals, and aging systems, to name a few. Upgrading or renovating your premises, means including your alarm system in the equation. Contact your alarm provider so they may advise on the best solution. Your alarm takes on a ‘personality’ of its own due to your environment and who engages with the system. Treat it well, arm and disarm correctly, regularly service it, and your alarm will always be there for you, providing armed response when…

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KNOW YOUR SYSTEM

22 August 2014 posted under Latest news

Alarm systems vary in make and design and employ technology in various ways. It is very important to select the system that suits your premises and your pocket. Never overload your alarm system, as this is a common cause of fault for false alarming and incorrect premises area response, as the reaction officer will not know which area is really going off. Select a system that you feel you and your family or colleagues will be able to operate. Give serious thought to what you think you need and would like to have available from your system, as this will influence what system you purchase. Use a reputable company that understands your needs and premises, offering you all round service excellence. At first no alarm system is simple to use, so please ensure you understand how to arm and disarm your system and how to operate the stay mode. Never leave…

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REMOTE ARMING

21 August 2014 posted under Latest news

Should you or should you not go for the option of remote arming? We all know that pushing a button to open and close the gate or arm and disarm the alarm system is very convenient, but are we aware of the following: This ‘nice to have’ could be the most insecure element of your security. NEVER lose your remote, or leave it in your car. The user code is on the remote not in your head Always check that your system is armed. Once you have pressed arm, an ‘arm status’ light works well and so does a siren ‘squeak’. It often happens that you arm the system and then press the remote twice to do so , which means you disarm it immediately thinking that it is now armed. This leads to a false activation and user frustration with your alarm system. When deciding to go for the…

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The Truth is worth it!

19 August 2014 posted under Latest news

With the extensive advancement in communication and the speed with which anything can now happen, the margin for deceit seems unwittingly broader. Persons and companies suffer bruising blows from theft and deceit; sadly a large portion of this is from internal staff. If you are not on your game you could suffer even further, so nip it in the bud! That is where advanced technology in voice polygraph is able to assist. The professionally qualified operator of this systems is able to assist you with weeding out your trouble areas and in so doing narrows the margin of deceit, creating a ‘no nonsense’ code of conduct. For this service to work you have to make your staff aware that this is a legal option that you as employer may follow and it's advised to include this in your contract of employment. Listen to that little voice inside and if you…

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