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What is a Scaffold Alarm?

A scaffold alarm provides notice of intruders on a construction site and protects unattended property on the site. Scaffolding alarms consist of infrared burglar devices activated by movement or body heat and battery-operated alarms with a cellular connection back to an alarm receiving centre (ARC). We can also provide infrared sensors with cameras built in to provide extra surveillance and visual verification of alerts. Scaffolds are erected on residential, commercial, and industrial construction sites so workers can access upper floors of buildings. Certain safety standards must be met while assembling the planks, beams, and guardrails. Once the equipment is set up properly, it is impractical to disassemble and lock up everything after each work day. A scaffolding alarm system helps prevent theft of the apparatus when workers leave the site. An infrared scaffolding alarm uses light beams to detect body heat from an intruder entering a construction site. Another system relies on movement to trigger the alarm, which is typically programmed to prevent activation by animals or bad weather. A keypad allows a supervisor to […]

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5 Benefits of a Monitored Alarm System

All alarm systems can be broken down into two basic types, audible only and monitored alarm system. A monitored business or home alarm system guarantees a response to any activation and can be dealt with according to the procedures you put in place. Audible only alarms rely on good Samaritans acting when they hear an alarm going off. Often, we have customers ask what benefits a monitored alarm system and whether it’s worth the extra money. It’s not easy to say in a blog post which benefits relate to your situation if you opt for monitored alarms, which is why we recommend people to take advantage of our free site survey – so we can assess them on an individual level. Nevertheless here are 5 Benefits of A Monitored Alarm System: You are never ignored. A third of Britons ignore a ringing burglar alarm, according to a report by the BBC. A monitored alarm system guarantees you a response – so your safety is no longer in the hands of passers-by. If activated, the alarm […]

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Vacant Building

Vacant Property Protection in Poole, Dorset

We were recently tasked with protecting a disused sweet factory that had been the subject of vandalism and thefts. This is an increasingly common issue and leaves companies with a real headache trying to protect sites from intruders. The decision behind what is the best solution can be made difficult by available budgets and the individual situations regarding each site. We decided to use a Visual Verification alarm system but there are many options available. One of the most common options for many years now has been to employ a static security guard. However, this is very costly as you have to pay an hourly fee for the guard and this can soon sky rocket. Thankfully with todays’ advances in technology there are options that are not only cheaper but more effective. One of the first options people will immediately think of when hearing about using technology to protect a construction site are CCTV towers. Now while these are effective there are many downsides to them. First of all, the cost of hire can be […]

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Omgate

Omgate – Mobile Based Automation Device

In a world where technology seems to move faster than most of us can keep up with, there is no denying that technology is starting to make even the simplest tasks easier for us. This is no different in the world of home automation. You can see it on the TV daily, energy companies offering you the ability to control your heating in the palm of your hand, being able to control mood lighting to suit every personal situation or even as simple as switching a kettle on. All things that aren’t necessarily a testing operation when done manually but through the use of technology and our uncontrollable obsession with mobile phones these processes have been made even simpler still. Home Automation Automation is a market that is moving and rising very quickly and everyone is looking to offer their customers the best possible solutions to controlling everything through a mobile device; whether domestic or commercially based. Because let’s not forget it’s not just in your home where things are being made much easier to […]

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Bearwood Lakes Golf Club

Access Control and Entrance Barrier Installation in Reading, Berkshire

Recently we took on a relatively large and complex access control and entrance barrier installation project for a golf club in Reading, Berkshire. The client had problems with a relatively dated and non-functioning entrance barrier with an audio-only access control system, also non-functioning, that was being used as a communicator up to the golf club in order to grant entry. With modern advances in technology we were aiming to upgrade their current system to a new Video Intercom system by Dahua. This way it would allow the clubhouse staff to see who it was that was calling instead of just being able to talk to them. The Problem The main issue is that the golf club is approximately half a mile from the entrance and all of the existing underground cabling was so old that it was likely to be the cause of the problems. So our team had to come up with a cost effective solution that did not involve an incredibly costly re-cabling process and therefore created a very difficult situation for us. […]

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