Intruder Alarms

Installation of Alarm Systems

Add to the security of your property with the latest intruder alarms. You can depend on our team for installation and maintenance services. MAC Security supply, install, maintain and commission to the latest industry standards. Audible Bells only or Monitored, Wired or Wireless, Home, Commercial or Industrial - we design and install a system to balance risk with budget.

We only use state of the art industry standard equipment for all types of property solutions. We understand that everybody's needs and requirements are different so our security consultant will discuss your individual home or business to ensure we install a system right for you.

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FAQ's

What does an Intruder Alarm do?

An intruder alarm or more commonly known as a burglar alarm is a system of connected devices which protect a specified area or object from unwanted personnel. This is done by alerting either by and audible/ visual alarm or by contacting relevant people via an alarm receiving centre or smart mobile application. An intruder alarm can range from several devices on smaller commercial or domestic systems, to your large commercial/ Industrial systems which can be integrated into other systems. The design and grading of your system will usually be undertaken by the installation company, who will best suit your needs and budget to ensure you have the best system requirements to suit you.

Where can I buy an Intruder Alarm?

There is a range of intruder alarms available, you can purchase a budget system from your local DIY shop however it is strongly recommended to have your alarm installed by a professional accredited company as they are trained to undertake are risk assessment and supply you with a certificate for your installation.

How do Wired Intruder Alarms work?

Wired alarms are linked to the control panel of the alarm, using graded cabling, they can be channelled into your wall or encased in trunking. It all depends on the customer's property and their requirements.  The control panel is the brain of the system, it is the control panel that will communicate to notify of faults or activations. A wired intruder alarm uses your electricity to power the devices, however, there should always be a backup battery in the control panel which will ensure your alarm works if there is a power failure.

How do Wireless Intruder Alarms work?

A wireless intruder alarm works the same as a wired alarm system apart from the devices, (PIR’s, door contacts, shock sensors, bell boxes & Keypads etc) these are not connected by wiring and instead are powered with batteries. The battery life of wireless devices normally ranges from 1-2 years.  Signals between devices are sent remotely rather down a cable.

How much do Intruder Alarms cost?

Intruder alarms vary in costs it depends on the system and installation requirements. A rough idea for a 3 bedroomed home can be anything between £750.00 & £980.00 if choosing to pay in instalments please make sure what it is your paying for and for how long. Many companies who offer monthly instalments will have added interest and try to tie you into a lengthy contract.

What is a grade 2 Intruder Alarm?

A grade 2 alarm is ideal for domestic properties and small/medium commercial settings. Alarms are graded by technology and signalling capabilities. A grade 2 system can be connected to the police, alarm receiving centres and have a level of redundancy built into them.

What is a grade 3 Intruder Alarm?

A grade 3 alarm is used in larger commercial premises. The equipment used is slightly more robust using different signalling devices.  Most commercial insurance providers will advise of the required system grading.  It is very difficult to interrupt alarm signals of a grade 3 system ensuring premises are protected.

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Protecting what is valuable...

At MAC Security we protect what is valuable and important to you both at home and at work. Having your burglar alarm installed and monitored by MAC Security may result in your insurance company offering you a discount on your insurance premium! Worth asking the question...

Types of Smart Alarm Systems

Pyronix

All in one two-way wireless panel with Digi WIFI communicator:

 

  • Maximum total zones 66
  • 32 wireless zones expandable to 64
  • 2 wires zones expandable to 34
  • 3 Programmable wired outputs expandable to 38
  • 80 user codes, 32 wireless key fobs with an individual user ID
  • Built-in proximity reader (set/unset with tag)
  • 4 level sets or 4 independent areas (version 10 only)
  • Wide Range of two-way wireless peripherals available
  • Security Grade 2, Environmental Class II
  • Customisable push notifications
  • PyronxCloud is a yearly subscription service

Keeping you ahead of the curve with DIGI-WIFI included as standard

In the digital age, we continue to demand products and services which are aligned with our lifestyle; products which allow us to stay connected all the time. This system realises that opportunity by providing IP connectivity through the built in WIFI modem and ProControl+ app available on iOS and Android devices.

Complete Control from anywhere in the world

Set and unset the system, get system status and receive custom push notifications for any event.

HD Monitoring

Add IP cameras to the system for live stream monitoring of the property.

Android & Apple Compatible

The ProControl+ app is available in two versions: on Android from the Google Play store, and on iOS from the Apple App Store.

HKC

The SecureWave range launched in 2010, bought wireless technology to HKC products. SecureWave is a two-way wireless platform which supports hybrid panels and the Quantum70 which is a complete wireless panel with a built-in keypad.

The panels are complemented by a wide range of intrusion wired, wireless and life safety devices. The intrusion detectors include PIR, PIR Camera, Dual Tec, Inertia and Contact Sensors while the life safety devices comprise of Smoke, Heat and Carbon Monoxide Detectors.

Also Available are dual push wired and wireless panic buttons, secure Key fobs, wired and wireless keypads (complete with audio and visual display) in addition to internal and external warning devices.

Communication devices include four plug on modules

 

  • A digital text and voice (DTV) communicator,
  • GSM/GPRS module (with world sim)
  • Wi-Fi Card
  • LAN card

The latter three are compatible with SecureComm, HKC’s cloud-based solution and the HKC App.

SecureComm is HKC’s cloud-based solution for both installer and end users. It was developed to counteract problems caused by GSM blockers. The solution includes a ‘heartbeat’ using GPRS/IP to notify in the event of a loss of communication**.

With the use of HKC’s SecureComm Server and SmartLink700, Mac Security are able to perform upload/download over IP/GPRS and in addition will be able to carry out remote maintenance and make adjustments to detection devices and control equipment.

The HKC App will allow end users full control of their security system including issuing commands and receiving notifications and alarm messages (text & audio) from the system.

**Communication is dependent on the GPRS network provider and the router installed.

Get to know your Detectors! What does What?

 

  • A Contact detects the opening of a Door/Window.
  • Shock Sensor detects vibrations around the device eg breaking glass.
  • Contact Shock detects forced entry and breaking glass – the best of both.
  • PIR detects movement
  • PIR Camera takes a picture when movement is detected (picture sent to the app)
  • Smoke Detector will sound when activated by smoke
  • Heat Detector will sound when activated by excessive heat
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector will sound when carbon monoxide is detected, the audible alert is enunciated at the control panel
  • Panic Button will activate the alarm when pressed in the event of duress.
  • Proximity Tag used to set/unset the alarm
  • Key fob used to set/unset the alarm and can be programmed as a portable PA
  • Live Bell/Siren (internal or external) this is the sounder
  • Dummy Bell is used as a visual deterrent this does not sound

Types Of Detection

Please see below different types of Detection, there are many ways to secure your home or business, and you are not limited to only one sort of detection, with our alarm systems we can combine them both.

If you are unsure about what type of protection you require or simply just want some advice, we are more than happy to complete a survey of the premises and a no obligation quote.

Perimeter Detection

This type of protection comprises a mixture of devices to secure the perimeter of the property, by using Door/Window Contacts, shock sensors or Contact Shock Sensors. The use of these items can trigger the alarm to activate prior to actual access into the premises, as opposed to Trap Protection (see below) which will only activate when intruders trigger motion sensors.

  • Door/Window contacts will activate the alarm if a door or window is opened.
  • Shock sensors will activate the alarm if vibrations are made, this could be someone trying to force entry or breaking glass.
  • Contact Shock Sensors combine both functions of the Door/Window Contacts and Shock Sensors.

By having perimeter detection, you can have the alarm fully set whilst inside the premises giving you complete peace of mind.

Trap Detection

This type of protection comprises Motion sensors (PIR or PIR Camera) strategically placed inside the property to detect movement. Pet friendly Lens inserts can be used if pets are kept in the home.

Combination Detection

This method combines both perimeter and trap detection. By mixing Contacts and Shock Sensors covering all vulnerable doors and windows, and internally strategically locating Motion Sensors to detect movement whether your alarm is full or part set you can rest assured that your property is secured.

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