Monthly Archives: May 2018

mobile alarm systems

Why Mobile Alarms Trump Wired Alarm Systems

In the past, alarming a construction site was a cumbersome and time-consuming job, involving metres and metres of wires, only for alarms to be set off by birds or strong winds, or if there was a genuine intruder, response times were so slow that the alarm was practically pointless. Luckily, mobile alarms provide a much-improved security solution.

Here are a few reasons why:

Installation is fast and simple

In most cases, wireless mobile alarm systems can be installed on site and fully-functioning in less than 20 minutes. In contrast, wired systems require much more installation time so that wires can be safely put in place. In some cases, installation of wired alarm systems can be quite destructive and can require further contractor services, whereas mobile alarms can be installed with very little hassle.

Animal and weather proof

When alarm systems are installed outside to protect the perimeter of a site or building, a major concern can be that the alarms will be triggered by roosting birds, strong winds or even rain or snow. At Suttie Site Services, the PIR detectors that are mobile alarm systems are pet tolerant, so they will not be activated by birds or small animals. They are also weather proof, so there’s no need to worry that alarms will sound every time there is a strong breeze.

Easy to use

Mobile alarm systems are designed to be extremely user friendly. They can be operated, armed and disarmed by multiple devices, including wireless keypads and key fobs, or by using a mobile app.

Faster support

Simply sounding the alarm is just not good enough when you need a fast response to the site in case of a break-in. Wireless alarm systems can be connected to multiple phone numbers to let you know straight away if an alarm is activated, allowing you to call for emergency services as quickly as possible. We can also connect mobile alarms to manned response units who can attend your site should an alarm be set off.

In the case of an alarm malfunction, manned response units can usually see what the problem is remotely. In many cases, issues can even be fixed online, without needing to attend the site. In the past, technicians would always be required to see to any problems on site, leading to increased downtime for security.

Battery powered

Mobile alarm systems are completely battery powered. Whilst this may sound like a negative, it is in fact a key benefit of wireless alarms. The detectors use Lithium batteries that last for up to five years with normal use, compared to relying on battery power, where we are encouraged to check on the battery power on a regular basis.

Whilst a lot of wired systems have battery backup, these are just for emergencies and will usually deplete quickly. Battery powered systems are designed to be much more robust and reliable, so even if power is out in the local area, security measures remain in place. A further benefit of wireless alarm systems is that intruders can’t cut the power lines to deactivate your alarms.

For further product information, or to discuss mobile alarms for your site, please call 0844 241 5300.

Top 5 Security Benefits of Man Guarding

In a world where technology advances more each day, we often forget that the simplest and more traditional methods can often be just as effective. Man guarding is the oldest form of security – in practice before cameras and electric fencing were ever thought of. But even today with the most high-tech security equipment there are still a lot of benefits to man guarding.

5 Reasons You Should Secure Your Premise with Man Guarding:

  1. Immediate Response

Cameras are great for monitoring activity and fencing is great for keeping unwanted visitors out, however, neither can defend your site when something does go wrong and you’re waiting for emergency response to race to the premises way after being alarmed.

Having security guards present at the scene during an emergency can get the situation under control quickly and efficiently.

  1. Deterrent for Troublemakers

Before breaking in, burglars will often drive by the premise to review what they can see of your security operations to guide their plan on not getting caught. However, having on-site security guards can be tricky to get around, as they can be anywhere at anytime and are trained to prevent these situations.

Therefore, seeing security guards walking up and down the premise can deter troublemakers from attempting a break in as it’s too high risk.

  1. Identifying Danger Before Technology

Despite how much security tech you may have in your building, it won’t protect you from everything. As manned guards monitor the premise they can identify issues that not a lot of technology can, such as gas leaks and weather damage. Also, with senses other than sight, security may be able to hear break-ins before they’re caught on camera.

  1. Protection During Technical Difficulties

In the rare case that your premises face technical difficulties at least you will have the reassurance of having on-site security guards. Technical difficulties could arise at any time and you may not even realise it when it happens. But as long as you have man guarding in place, you can feel peace of mind.

  1. Safe Environment for Employees & Customers

In retail and nightlife settings, having to face a security guard when trying to intimidate or show violent behaviour towards customers and employees can deter a lot of troublemakers. Manned security guards are trained to identify suspicious behaviour that could potentially lead to danger and prevent it before it escalates.

Here at Suttie Site Services, we provide man guarding services from fully trained individuals to keep your premises safe. Our additional services also include the installation of CCTV cameras and fully monitored alarms for full security around the clock.

For more information visit our website or call us today on 0844 241 5300