Date: 05/02/2023

6 Benefits of Installing an Intruder Alarm

Security alarm system, knowing the benefits

MJ Flood Security holds a PSA License  for the installation and maintenance of intruder alarm systems in Ireland. If you want to improve the security around your business premises, an intruder alarm system is crucial.

By installing a commercial intruder alarm system, you can enjoy the following benefits:

A Safer Working Environment

  • The presence of an intruder alarm system is an essential element for your business. It can deter trespassers from entering your building and prevent theft before it occurs. Motion sensors will detect intruders, sound an alarm, and alert those in the vicinity. The most advanced commercial alarm systems can send a signal to a designated person or initiate a police response. This system will also provide your employees with a safer working environment, particularly during late shifts or non-9-5 hours when break-ins are more likely to occur. Similarly, the integration of a fire alarm system is crucial, as it provides early detection and warning in case of a fire, significantly enhancing the safety of employees and protecting assets from fire damage. The importance of a fire alarm cannot be overstated, as it not only safeguards lives but also helps minimise property loss and business interruption caused by fire incidents.

Deter Criminals

  • The clear presence of an alarm system can discourage individuals with malicious intent from causing harm to your business. According to figures from the Home Office, 84% of intruders avoid properties with a clear intruder alarm system in place. Installing an alarm system is an effective way to improve the security of your business.Visual Deterrence: Enhance the visibility of your security measures. Prominently displaying signs that indicate the presence of an alarm system, or utilising visible alarm boxes, can act as a powerful deterrent, making potential intruders think twice before targeting your property.Layered Security: Implementing a layered security approach, which might include additional lighting around the premises and motion-activated floodlights, can further dissuade criminals by increasing the likelihood of detection.Community Impact: A well-secured business can also have a positive impact on the surrounding area, potentially deterring criminal activity in the vicinity and enhancing safety for the wider community.Technological Advancements: Leverage the latest technological advancements in security systems, such as smart alarms that can be controlled and monitored remotely, providing real-time alerts and data, which can be crucial in preventing and addressing criminal activity.Collaboration with Local Authorities: Establishing a relationship with local law enforcement and participating in community watch programs can amplify the deterrent effect, as it showcases a comprehensive and collaborative approach to security.

    By adopting a multifaceted strategy that combines visible, technological, and community-oriented deterrents, your business can significantly elevate its protective measures, creating a robust defence against criminal activities and ensuring a secure environment for both assets and personnel.

Instant Response

  • We service commercial intruder alarm systems from top brands like HKC and UTC (formerly GE Security). Monitored systems can notify a key holder or an alarm receiving center (ARC) if triggered. With our service agreement, the ARC can then contact the key holder or send a police/security response. To better understand the dynamics of this setup, you might find it beneficial to learn how alarm monitoring operates to ensure a swift response in emergency situations.

Ensure Peace of Mind Even When You’re Not On-Site

  • Install an intruder alarm system to secure your vulnerable property during early morning hours. With COVID-19 causing business closures and remote working, an alarm system can alert you of break-ins, allowing you to take action.
  • By installing an intruder alarm system, you can have confidence in the safety and security of your business even when you’re not on the premises.
  • For additional tips on ensuring your peace of mind, you can refer to our comprehensive safety and security checklist.

Businesses also have the option of installing a commercial CCTV system instead of or in addition to their alarm systems. If you’re contemplating this, seeking advice on selecting the best CCTV camera system can be invaluable. Read our CCTV system vs alarm system comparison for more information.

Reduce Insurance Premiums

To lower your annual insurance premium, consider installing an alarm to enhance the security of your business or home and reduce the risk of incidents. The extent of savings on insurance costs may vary depending on your provider, but it is a typical benefit of having a commercial security system in place.

Risk Mitigation: Insurance companies often reward businesses that take proactive steps to mitigate risks, such as installing certified and compliant intruder alarm systems, with lower premiums due to reduced claim probabilities.

Integrated Security: Employing an integrated security approach, combining your intruder alarm with additional measures like CCTV, can further amplify safety and potentially lead to additional premium reductions.

Maintaining Standards: Regular reviews and updates of your security system ensure adherence to the latest standards, maintaining its efficacy and continuing to keep insurance costs in check.

Transparent Communication: Keeping your insurance provider informed about your security measures and system updates can facilitate accurate premium calculations and enable you to negotiate better rates.

If false alarms have been an issue for your business, MJ Flood Security can help. Their 24/7 monitoring of your intruder alarm system offers a comprehensive security solution.

Protect Your Valuables

Ensuring the physical safety of your premises with an intruder alarm system is paramount, but let’s not forget the importance of safeguarding your valuable assets inside as well. Protecting your valuables goes beyond deterring burglars; it’s about establishing additional layers of security to shield your tangible assets, such as electronics, confidential documents, and other vital resources crucial to your business operations.

Incorporate a safe that is both secure and strategically placed, ensuring it is not easily accessible or visible to prying eyes. Opt for safes that offer advanced features, such as biometric access and connectivity to your intruder alarm system, to provide an additional layer of security.

Moreover, consider implementing asset tagging and management systems. Utilising Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) or barcode labels to track your valuable assets not only assists in inventory management but also aids in locating stolen items in the unfortunate event of a burglary.

In tandem with your intruder alarm system, these additional protective measures create a robust security framework. Part of this comprehensive approach should include evaluating and selecting the most effective access control system for your business. The right access control system can significantly enhance your security posture, controlling who has access to different areas of your premises and ensuring that only authorized personnel can access sensitive or valuable areas.

At MJ Flood Security, our expert in-house design team carefully designs each CCTV system to meet your specific requirements within your budget. While consulting with our team, you might also want to explore options to choose an intercom system that integrates well with your intruder alarm, enhancing the security and communication within your premises.

Don’t compromise on your security! Get in touch with us today at 01 689 6390 to schedule a free consultation for a security system for your home or business.