Having a wired home security system was traditional until the introduction of wireless alarm systems. The components of a wired alarm system are connected together using alarm cables. These link each individual component to a control panel which controls how the system works. Wired burglar alarm systems are powered directly by your mains electricity and can be connected to your phone line or via GSM/GPRS communicator if you would like it monitored.
Wireless alarm systems:
These provide effective and reliable security protection for your home. Unlike more traditional wired systems, wireless burglar alarms require minimal cabling. This means a wireless house alarm can be installed without the need to run visible wires throughout the property. Instead, the system components are battery-powered and use strong and reliable two-way radio frequencies to communicate with each other.
Smart Security Systems:
Home security products, including alarms and CCTV, can now use the internet to monitor activity and live stream security images – this is known as smart home security. Smart home security offers you the ability to control your security systems on the move through a secure connection to your home broadband*. Using an App on your smartphone or tablet, you can connect to your smart home security system to manage your alarm settings and view CCTV images, a little like controlling automated lighting.
Audible Bells Only Alarms:
This type of alarm system is capable of activating internal and external sounders in an attempt to draw attention to your premises, generally reliant upon your neighbours to respond. The external sounder will only sound for 15mins in conjunction with the noise abatement policy. You can add a WIFI communicator to your alarm system so you receive a notification on your smartphone should the alarm be activated.
Monitored alarms provide you with peace of mind any time you are away from home or your place of business. This type of alarm system is connected via a communicator to an NSI (NACOSS) Gold Alarm Receiving Centre via communicators from manufacturers such as DualCom, RedCARE or WebWay. Once an activation is received from your alarm system the ARC will determine the type of signal and will then will immediately notify the police and your nominated key holders. With this type of solution comes a small alarm system annual fee, but included in that fee is that we will maintain your system every 6 months. All of our monitored systems are supported by a 24hr call-out service, police response, on-call engineers and technical support engineers.
C.I.D Fire and Security are an SSAIB Approved Installer and as such our systems can request Police attendance – only installers that are inspected by a UKAS accredited inspectorate are allowed to do this.