To fully protect your home or business, you need a fire alarm system. It has been shown time & time again that a small, undetected fire can grow at a pace that threatens your ability to escape unharmed. Properly located & installed smoke detectors greatly increase your chances of surviving a fire, as well as limiting property damage.
At a minimum, all homes should be equipped with a smoke detector on each level, as well as outside each separate sleeping area. In addition, in new homes fire codes require a smoke detector in each bedroom. Unfinished and unheated spaces such as attics & garages may be protected with heat detectors, if desired.
For businesses, fire alarms are serious business. Codes require certain types of businesses and facilities to install and maintain a fire alarm system. Manufacturing plants, stores, multi-tenant buildings, nursing homes and assisted living facilities all may be required to have a fire alarm system. Even if not required, progressive business owners & managers know that a properly designed and installed fire alarm system can pay for itself by detecting a fire early- while it is small, and notifying emergency forces to respond. The cost of a fire in lost time, inventory and disruption to the business can be devastating.
We have the experience and knowledge to design and install a fire alarm system for your home or business that is effective, reliable and cost efficient.
We also carry a line of Carbon Monoxide detectors that detects the presence of the carbon monoxide (CO) gas in order to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
Security System Basics
A security system consists of a control panel which functions as a central computer, receiving messages from a number of sensors that act as the "eyes" and "ears" of the system. Keypads, located near common entry doors allow you to control the system. If the system is "armed" and a signal is received by the panel, it automatically contacts the central station monitoring station. The station operator then alerts the appropriate authorities, as well as a responsible party such as you at work, a relative or caretaker or anyone else that you may wish to have notified.
A basic security system is divided into two general areas. Because most break-ins are attempted thru a door, the perimeter, or first layer of protection most commonly consists of installing contact switches on the exterior doors of the structure to be protected. Windows may also be switched if desired, but in a large home or business, it may not be cost-effective to do so.
The interior, or second layer of protection consists of some type of interior trap. Many different methods are available to detect entry into the interior of a structure. Some of the more common methods include motion detectors, audio glass break detectors and floor stress sensors. The method to use depends upon the layout of the structure, your lifestyle/use of the building (pets, children, if the system will be used while the building is occupied, etc.), and, of course, your budget.
A system may also include:
We have the experience and the knowledge to tailor a system to your needs, whether you need a basic system for your new or existing home, a more elaborate system that integrates security, fire alarm and automation features, or a complex commercial system that is partitioned for different sections of the building and arms itself automatically!
What is access control?
Simply stated, access control is the ability to limit who has access to specific areas at what times and provide reports of system use.
Access control isn't just for large companies anymore. With today's access control, you're in charge- a small to medium size network of doors may be administered on a Personal Computer! Changes to schedules, codes and users may be made easily in seconds.
But access control is much more than controlling who enters or exits a building. Do you have a need to control access to individual unsecured areas such as tool bins, stock rooms, freezers, gates, elevators & overhead doors? Perhaps you need to limit the operation of conveyors, trash bins, compressors & other industrial machinery only to authorized individuals.
Methods of requesting access may include entering a code on a keypad, a card swiped in a reader or a proximity tag that is read from a distance. All of the methods mentioned have one thing in common- they provide accountability of users, which may lead to reduced employee theft, safer workplaces and reduced liability.
Access your smart phones, tablets, computers thru a Tuxedo Touchpad with WI-FI or Total Connect services.
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We will work with you to design a system that is effective, easy to use and affordable.
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