Detectors and Sounders Basingstoke
Intruder Alarm External Sounder
At Care Guard, our aim is to provide a reliable and false alarm free system.
Whilst neither our customers or ourselves are naive enough to believe claims of totally false alarm free systems, we do believe that by a combination of quality equipment and a careful design and build approach, we can and have achieved a false alarm free rate as close to that magical 100% as can currently be achieved and in the unlikely event that your system should false alarm, we will deal with this promptly and efficiently to ensure you do not lose confidence in your investment.Need help and advice? Call our team on 01256 477472
Only by using quality equipment can we make this claim of which a sample is detailed below:-
The purpose of the external sounder is firstly to provide a visual deterrent to any would be intruder or burglar that the premises has been protected by a professionally installed system. This is your first line of defence as most burglars will move on to a less challenging property, one without an alarm system! Secondly if the intruder or burglar should attempt to gain access, as soon as one of the detection devices is triggered the control panel activates the sounder and strobe light simultaneously, giving a high decibel siren and powerful flashing light. Sounders are tamper protected and have their own standby battery should the cable be cut between the sounder and the control panel. All installations are fitted with at least one external sounder or “bell box” to provide a clear and unambiguous indication of the alarm activation.
We have a range of sounders from wireless, to wired units. The wired include different designs and even an illuminated box for extra deterrent value.
Alarm Sensor Passive Infra-Red (PIR) Movement Detectors
These devices detect a moving source of infra-red emissions or “heat” given off by a body crossing or approaching the field of view of the detector. This rapidly changing heat source if sufficiently large, will activate the detector which will then signal the alarm activation to the control panel.
Some detectors are pet tolerant meaning that with smaller pets, your pet can have access whilst the alarm is set so the property security isn’t compromised by leaving areas unprotected. If your pet is too large for reliable operation using the pet tolerant devices, we can offer and fit perimeter protection via “shock sensors” detailed below.
Combined Alarm PIR and Microwave Movement Detectors
Similar to PIR’s, these detectors commonly known as dual-technology detectors are used when the environment is too hostile for a standard PIR.
Both our “Prestige” PIR’s and Dualtechs have the same case which makes the requirement for one of each detector to be fitted in the same room in a high security installation much more aesthetically pleasing; especially where alarm confirmation detection is needed.
Burglar Alarm Shock Detectors
Texecom Wired version of shock detector
These small devices use a seismic or vibration detector to sense an intruder using force to enter a premises through a locked door or window.
Fitting these to the complete perimeter of for example, a domestic property, can enable to occupants free and unrestricted movement within the property whilst maintaining the integrity of the secured premises.
They also allow you to protect the property if you have a large or multiple number of pets.
Burglar Alarm Glass Break Detectors
As the name implies, these sensors can detect the frequency of glass being broken and like the shock detectors above will normally activate the alarm before full entry is achieved by the intruder.
Intruder Alarm Door Switches (Contacts)
The simplest, yet one of the best detection devices, the humble door contact has been available since the very first alarms were fitted and still have a major part to play in the protection of property. When fitted to a door, the contact will signal to the control panel when that door is opened, either as a positive signal for entry/exit purposes or as an immediate alarm depending on the purpose required.
Ricochet wireless micro door contact
Security Panic or Personal Attack Buttons
Designed to activate the alarm regardless of whether set or unset, these devices are used to summon assistance or let others know that all is not well within the premises. With police attended systems, activation will send a special duress code via the monitoring or alarm receiving centre (ARC). Generally incorporated into the remote keypad, wired stand-alone buttons are still available.
Wireless Panic Button
Automate Your System and Home
Add the ability to remotely control your alarm and be informed of system status and alarm events via Texecom Connect and your mobile smart device. Compatible with both Android and Apple systems and most devices, download the app and we’ll connect it via the Smart Connect modem and your internet router. This sophisticated but simple to use and intuitive app lets you remotely set, part set and unset your system from wherever you have mobile or wifi access. If the alarm activates, you get a push email notification telling you which detector has activated and when. Other conditions are also signalled as long as the router link is open such as when and who set or unset the system.
In addition to the alarm notifications, you can also use the app and smart connect to activate equipment such as floodlights, gates or other electrical items via “Smart Plug(s)”. These can also be programmed to switch on during an alarm activation to add for example, high powered LED floodlights to the alarm sounder and strobe light.
External wireless detectors can be installed to detect an intruder or movement in your garden and alert you via the Smart Connect and app although the main alarm won’t be triggered due to false alarm potential from animals etc; not a problem if you just use it to click on your CCTV system to see what’s going on but a great tool nonetheless!
Why Use Care Guard?
Established in 1984 as R.I.C. Alarms, we changed our name and became a limited company in 1989, achieving NSI/NACOSS standard in 1996 having previously been a member of the SSAIB achieving their “Certificate of Merit” for many years.
We have well over 100 years combined experience, initially working predominately within the new housing sector for both small and national developers across the south of England. In fact we were one of the very first companies in the UK and certainly the South, to bring affordable systems to the new build housing market as part of the standard home specification. Previously this would have been a retro fit extra and then for only the more exclusive homes.
From this beginning, we diversified into general residential, commercial, industrial & specialist properties and projects across the South, installing, maintaining and servicing all types of electronic property security.
Our direct employed, fully vetted engineers receive extensive training before being allowed to work unsupervised in your property. We carry full insurance for your added security and peace of mind.
NSI Approved Security Systems Installers
We are NSI (NACOSS) GOLD APPROVED and ISO9002 Quality Accredited for intruder alarms, CCTV and access control systems.
This will ensure you have total peace of mind that the service we provide is to the highest possible standards.