Nearly half of burglars would avoid breaking into a home with an intruder alarm. We’re guessing it’s similar for business premises too.
Intruders don’t like to be caught. They like to be in and out within five minutes.
So making your property – be it your home or business – a less attractive prospect to criminals is a smart move.
Why Triple Star Fire & Security?
We like to ‘beat the burglar’. Not literally, that would be illegal. But we do like to make properties safer from the risk of intruders. And installing intruder alarm systems is a very legal way of doing that.
We also have years of experience of designing and installing intruder systems. And as you’d expect, we only work with the best manufacturers so you know your intruder alarm system will be top notch equipment.
Security System Accreditation
As well as having an intruder alarm design that meets the requirements of the relevant British Standards, it’s also wise to choose a third-party accredited security system installer.
Triple Star Fire and Security are accredited by SSAIB for all intruder alarm system installations.
SSAIB is the leading certification body for companies providing security systems and services. Certification with SSAIB is a mark of excellence, and highly regarded in the security industry. So it’s kind of a big thing.
As a registered company we need to meet strict criteria to uphold our certification. They come along every so often to audit our intruder alarm installations and screen our business practices. In addition to this, they check that our services comply with the requirements of international, European or British Standards, or SSAIB Codes of Practice as appropriate.
Premium Quality Intruder Alarm Systems
As we’ve already said, we only select the best intruder alarm systems to install. We expect that you’d expect nothing less.
That’s why we only install Risco intruder alarm systems. Risco have been around for more than four decades. They deliver innovative, top quality and reliable security products for every type of security and safety installation. They’ve also become one of the technological leaders in the global security solutions market. That’ll do for us!
We also look after and maintain intruder alarm systems from other manufacturers. And if the Risco options aren’t quite right for your home or business, we work with a few different carefully selected intruder system manufacturers.
So What's The Process?
1 – We Visit You
Not for a cuppa, although that would be nice. What we really need to see is what your building is like, where the potential entry points are, which areas need detection. And so on. Site plans, pictures, drawings; they are all fine, but to get a real understanding of the building and make sure we cover all risk possibilities, we need to visit. This will also enable us to work out what grade your intruder alarm system needs to be (more on that further down). Once we’ve done this, we know what we’re working with.
2 – Intruder Alarm System Design
This is the techy bit. Our in-house technical design team are quite something. They know every bit of possible equipment and every guideline to adhere to. They’ll design an intruder alarm system that protects your home or business and is compliant to BS EN 50131 and PD6222 standards. Once they’ve done the important bit, we’ll present a quotation for the work to you and answer any questions you may have.
3 – Commissioning and Handover
So that’s it! Your new intruder alarm system is installed!
Well, not quite.
We’ll need to commission the system for you. Which means we thoroughly test it to the recommendations of EN 50131. If you’re having your system monitored by an Alarm Receiving Centre, the engineer will also set this up and make sure everything is connected.
It doesn’t quite end there (told you we take our work seriously). Our installation engineer will then show you how to use the system and how to test it to ensure the system is fully operational. For business premises you’ll also receive a Security Log Book. This is where you can record all system tests and results, keep an incident log and also record any faults.
What are the Intruder Alarm Grades you speak of?
For commercial premises, intruder alarm systems must meet one of four grades. Your insurance company may specify which one. Or we can advise from our site survey. The grade of the system must be chosen according to various factors.
Grade 1 is for buildings with a low risk of theft. The property is not likely to attract intruders. It is assumed that a thief is likely to be opportunistic rather than planning some major heist.
Grade 2 is for a slightly higher risk of theft. There’s likely to be something in the property that’s of interest to an experienced thief. In this case, the intruder is assumed to have some knowledge of how alarm systems work and maybe even carry some tools to allow them to overcome a simple alarm system.
Grade 3 is for a reasonably substantial risk property. There may well be objects inside of high value that makes it more appealing to an intruder. The thief could be very experienced with intruder alarm systems and come armed with a number of tools to overcome the system.
Grade 4 is for very high-risk properties. Intruders would be likely to plan a burglary on these properties in advance and know how to alter parts of the intruder alarm system to prevent detection.
Call us for a chat on 0203 189 1960. Or fill in the form above and we’ll get back to you.
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