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Intruder Alarms

Intruder Alarms

Excel specialise in the design, installation and maintenance of intruder alarms, including the takeover of existing systems, all to the European standard EN50131 and PD 6662.

From residential properties that require a simple yet reliable intruder alarm, to larger commercial properties demanding networked systems, Excel will install the right intruder alarm system to suit your requirements.

We use only tried and tested intruder alarm products from suppliers such as Texecom, Visonic, Cooper Menvier, and Bosch Security, which are proven to be not only cost effective and easy to use, but very reliable.

Why do I need an intruder alarm?

Quite simply, intruder alarms help keep your home, valuables or commercial property protected. They are a form of risk management. Intruder alarms not only offer an early warning of an unwanted intruder on your property, but also act as a deterrent to help avoid the situation.

We are able to offer both wired intruder alarms and wireless intruder alarms.

Hard Wired Intruder Alarms

The majority of our intruder alarm systems are installed using a hard wired infrastructure. These systems offer superior reliability and ease of maintenance as well as a larger selection of peripheral and detection devices. Additionally the systems we use, Texecom Premier Elite, are able to have hard wired and wireless detection devices connected to the same system utilising the best of both worlds.

Main advantages of a hard wired system:

  • Low Maintenance
  • Reliable
  • Inexpensive Peripheral and Detection Devices

Wireless Intruder Alarms

Wireless intruder alarm systems are becoming ever more popular due to the fast installation times and reduced disruption to your property.

The modern systems are very reliable and utilise two way technology for a more secure system as well as increasing detector battery life.

Due to the fact that the sensors can quickly be installed, this type of system allows for future expansion without the need for running more cables and causing further disruption.

The only cabling involved is the mains connection as well as a cable to the keypad and external sounder. We are also able to offer a fully wireless solution, apart from the mains connection, if cabling is impossible.

Main advantages of a wireless system:

  • Ease and speed of installation, reduced disruption to property
  • Ease of future expansion

Intruder Alarm Monitoring

Audible only intruder alarms rely on a passer-by or neighbour to respond when the system has been triggered and as the external sounder can only sound for a maximum of 15 minutes by law these activations can go unnoticed. To overcome this problem your intruder alarm system can be connected to a remote monitoring system of which there are various options:

Speech Dialler

This is the most basic form of remote monitoring. The speech dialler is connected to the alarms control equipment and to a standard analogue telephone line.

Upon alarm activation this device dials up to 10 pre-programmed telephone numbers and transmits a pre-recorded message informing the recipient of the alarm status.

The main advantage of this type of monitoring is the fact that there are no ongoing costs involved after the equipment has been installed, only the cost of a call should the dialler be activated. The only disadvantage is if the telephone line is cut or out of service then no signals can be transmitted.

Digital Communication

This is the most basic form of remote monitoring that transmits signals to an ARC (Alarm Receiving Centre. The digital communicator is installed within the alarm systems control equipment and is connected to a standard analogue telephone line. The communicator transmits alarm signals as well as fault signals (Tamper, Mains Fail) to the ARC operator who contacts keyholders provided by the customer. Additionally, should the ARC receive a confirmed alarm signal, they are able to dispatch the police to your property.

As with the speech dialler should the telephone line be cut or out of service then no signals can be transmitted.

Redcare GSM and Dual Com GPRS

These forms of remote monitoring work in the same way as the digital communication but are more secure as they utilise dual path signalling.

Redcare GSM primarily transmits its signals to the ARC via a Redcare enabled telephone line. Should the telephone line be lost then all signals are transmitted over the 02 GSM mobile network.

Dual Com GPRS primarily transmits its signals to the ARC via the GPRS mobile network using the network provider with the highest signal strength. Should the GPRS service become unavailable then all signals are transmitted via a standard analogue telephone line.

Redcare and Dual Com are the preferred type of monitoring by insurance companies.

Intruder Alarms & Insurance

Being a recognised installer of the SSAIB our intruder alarm systems are approved by insurance companies, the majority of whom will be able to give you a reduced premium once your intruder alarm is installed.

Business premises are required to have intruder alarms by most insurance companies. Excel understands the requirements involved when in comes to intruder alarms and insurance and will advise on the appropriate intruder systems to suit your property and satisfy insurance policies.

For further advice and to discuss your individual requirements please contact us.

Service & Maintenance

See our Service & Maintenance page for more information on warranty and maintenance agreements.