Alarm System

An alarm system is used to trigger movement through means of passive detectors that alerts you when there is an intruder on your premises.


Alarm System


What is an Alarm System.

An Alarm System is the control panel to a security setup. Every sensor that is included with the setup reports to the alarm system. Any adjustments to sensor settings are made using the system. The alarm system will also report out and send any alarm signal if it is ever necessary.

A good way to think of an alarm system is that it represents the “BRAIN “ of a security setup. Any sensor that is used with the alarm setup will report to the alarm system while it is activated. This includes all security sensors, life – safety sensors, environmental sensors and Z – wave devices. Without these sensors, the alarm will have no way of knowing what has occurred. If a sensor is activated, the alarm system will display the zone associated with the activated sensor and perform the programmed response type for the specific zone.

Types of Alarm Systems.

The following are examples of Alarm Systems :

Passive Infrared Motion Detectors (P.I.R )

Is an electric sensor that measures infrared ( I.R ) light radiating from objects in its field view.

Magnetic Switches

Are used to detect the opening of doors and windows. A basic magnetic switch comprises of two parts – the magnets and a magnetically sensitive switch (usually a red switch enclosed within a glass envelope). Switches may be either normally open (close on alarm) or normally closed (open on alarm).

Ultrasonic Detectors

Work by sending out a sound wave at a frequency above the range of human hearing. The sensor determines the distance to a target by measuring time lapses between the sending and receiving of the ultrasonic pulse.

Photoelectric Beams

Emits a light beam (visible infrared) from its light – emitting element. A reflective – type photoelectric sensor is used to detect the light beam reflected from the target. A thru beam type sensor is used to detect the light beam reflected from the target. A thru beam type sensor is used to measure the change in light quality caused by the target crossing the optical axis.

Microwave Detectors

Is a security sensor that uses microwave radar to detect the presence of motion. This type of radar uses the microwave radar to detect the presence of motion. This type of radar works by continuous sending out microwave signals. These signals will then recognize this change and cause a fault for its corresponding zone on the alarm panel.

Glass Break Detectors

Iis a sensor used in electronic burglar alarms that detects if a pane of glass is shattered or broken. The sensors are commonly used near glass doors or glass store – front windows. Glass break detectors usually use a microphone, which monitors any noise or vibrations coming from the glass.

Electricity usage.

A typical system is powered by a 16.5 VAC transformer good for 25 – 40 volt amperes and translates to watts, 25 – 40 watts, this figure would obviously vary on industrial and commercial sites, depending on the size of the system being installed.

Benefits of an Alarm System:

  • Protects valuables
  • Deters crime and criminals
  • Allows remote access to homes, industrial and commercial sites
  • Lowers the cost of insurance
  • Notifies you of fire or gas problems
  • Helps keep tabs on kids
  • Improves electricity management
  • Makes room for peace of mind

BiCSG can install several different types of Alarm Systems for residential, commercial and industrial site. We are a registered installer for several armed response companies. We are able to arrange monitoring and armed response for your system with these companies, to protect your home or business. We are currently in the process of developing our own software to sort our own alarm monitoring and armed response service.

BiCSG will ensure cost effective quotes, to ensure budget targets are met.