A bit Of history on Burglar Alarms
On June 21, 1853 the first electro magnetic burglar alarm patent was issued to Augustus Pope. It operated off of the use of a battery and was an individual unit for each window or door. The bell, which rang from an electric current streaming through a magnet causing it to vibrate, was mounted on top of the door frame into the wall. Wires ran from a spring "key" in the door/window through a circuit breaker near the bell, allowing the current to run constantly once the door/window tripped the spring. This electronic version of an alarm system is a great improvement on the previous bell systems where clock work and other devices were used to ring a bell less efficiently.
On October 11, 1853 in the same town of Somerville, not too longer after Augustus' patent, G.F. Milliken filed a patent for the improvement on this ground breaking electro-magnetic alarm. He designed the alarm device to reside in the room where the homeowner sleeps or is unaware of potential thieves forcing entry. As well, he runs the wires from all windows and doors, not just one. Each door/window has a spring with a certain amount of creases that signify a specific number of rings on the bell, alerting the homeowner of the precise doow/window where entry has occurred. These devices and improvements have lead to strength in home security technologies which can be trusted by all.
The electric burglar alarm patent was then purchased by a shopkeeper named Edwin Holmes in 1858, and Holmes set up a company to install and operate electric burglar alarm systems in Boston.
In 1859, Holmes moved to New York, where The Holmes Burglar Alarm Company grew and expanded into other cities. One burglar alarm system comprised of a number of contacts that were placed on windows, doors, safes, and other possible points of entery or interests of theives. If a contact were disrupted, then the electric current running through the wires connected to the alarm would cause it to sound off. The company has been successful so far, and is growing at a rapidly increasing rate due to the success of Holmes' current electric alarm.
Any home alarm system consists of three basic components - Sensors, Control Unit and Output devices. The difference lies in the way the combination of the three is achieved. Burglar systems contain sensors, which are connected to a control unit through some low voltage hardwired or RF signals. The control unit is connected to an interactive voice response device for raising alarms. This type of burglar alarm systems can be used in a building or in corridors ,etc. However, when the detection is to be done in the house, motion detectors are used. Best example of motion detector is the automatic door. Whenever there is the signal from the motion detector to the control unit is cut or disconnected, the control unit senses the change and the specified action is taken. Ultrasonic sensors, microwave signals, RF signals, etc are used to achieve the level of sophistication needed to make the system completely error-free.
Security alarm systems seem to be getting more complicated. Whether you’re a homeowner, a key–holder at work, or you’ve some responsibility for your organisation’s premises, you’ll need to know a bit about your alarm system. So if you don’t know your PIRs from your PA Buttons, here’s a bit of jargon–busting…
Magnet Reed Contacts
Often used in homes on doors. Basically these involve two metal strips which, when they come together, complete a circuit. When the door is opened the circuit is broken and the alarm is activated.
PIRs (Passive Infra Red Movement Detectors)
Mainly used in domestic or office settings and positioned high up (usually in corners) to detect movement. They can spot the difference between humans and other intruders – such as mice – to avoid false alarms.
Dual Technology Movement Detectors
These combine infra red and microwave technologies. Both have to be activated making false alarms very unlikely.
Normally fitted to door or window frames. They detect high and low frequency vibration and can be adjusted to suit local conditions.
BGDs (Break Glass Detectors)
Usually fitted over or next to shop fronts. They detect the sound of breaking glass and any accompanying change in air pressure.
Infra Red Beams
You’ll have seen these in the movies! Thin beams of light that trigger an alarm when broken. Dual or twin beam units are sometimes used – both have to be interrupted to set off the alarm. They can be used inside or outside.
PA (Personal Attack) Buttons
Units with two buttons that must be pressed at the same time to activate an alarm. They can sound an audible alarm, or silently alert an ARC (Alarm Receiving Centre) – a place where remote monitoring is provided by the security system provider.
Myth #1: Affordability of the system.
The need of the system depends upon the things to secure. If valuables are kept in the house they need some protection for which we have to spend some money.
Myth#2: Misconstrued with insurance.
When I have insurance why I should go for home alarm systems is the normal question a skeptical person may ask. For them we may ask back when insurance is there, why we should lock our house. The concept of insurance and security are two different things which should not be mingled and confused. Insurance clauses get activated when you take all precautionary steps for the protection of assets and the loss has occurred despite all possible steps taken for the security.
Myth#3: Difficulty in operation and maintaining pass codes.
These are the things one has to do for the safety of the belongings. Another common doubt is about its workability in the absence of electric current. Nevertheless, modern alarm systems come with backup power and works on batteries. In fact, the power interruption the intruders attempt to make results in the form alarms being activated.
PHONE: 0151 4762421
MOBILE: 07973 921680
FREE: 0800 8600316
WE ALSO INSTALL WIRED ALARM SYSTEMS
HAVE LOOK AT OUR OTHER SITE.
USE YOUR BACK BUTTON TO RETURN TO THIS PAGE
The price we give you over the phone is the price you pay- no hidden extras.
you can rest assured that the price we give you is the price you pay- always!
We are able to give estimates over the phone in most circumstances.
If you would like a personal visit by myself Chris Saphier, just contact me and I will be happy to assist.
WE INSTALL ALL OVER MERSEYSIDE
WE USUALLY CAN INSTALL IN 24hs.
Typical installations consist of:
2 PIR DETECTORS,
COMPLETE BELL BOX WITH LEDs,
DUMMY BACK BELL BOX ,
SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION,
WE SUPPLY SYSTEMS TO YOU, WITH NO CONTRACTS OR COMMITMENTS.
THE PRICE WE QUOTE, IS THE PRICE YOU PAY.
GET YOUR QUOTATION OVER THE PHOINE.
Aigburth, Aigburth Vale, Ainsdale, Aintree, Allerton, Anfield, Arno Hill, Arrowe Hill, Arrowe Park, Ashtons Green, Bank Nook, Barnston, Bebington, Belmont Road, Bevington Bush, Bidston, Bidston Moss, Billinge Chapel End, Birchley, Birkenhead, Birkenhead Park, Birkenhead St Anne, Blackbrook, Blacklow Brow, Bleak Hill Brow, Blowick, Blundells Hill, Blundellsands, Bold, Bold Heath, Bootle, Bootle Cum Linacre, Bowring Park, Brackenwood, Brighton le Sands, Brimstage, Broad Oak, Broadgreen, Bromborough, Bromborough Pool, Brown Edge, Buckley Hill, Cabbage Hall, Calderstones Park, Caldy, Carlett Park, Carr Houses, Carr Mill, Castle Field, Chadwick Green, Chapel Brow, Childwall, Churchtown, Clatterbridge, Claughton, Clifton Park, Clock Face, Clubmoor, Court Hey, Cowley Hill, Crank, Cressington, Cressington Park, Cronton, Crosby, Cross Hill, Crossens, Crow Lane, Croxteth Park, Cunscough, Dacre Hill, Dawpool, Dentons Green, Derbyshire Hill, Devonshire Park, Dibbinsdale, Dingle, Dog and Gun, Dovecot, Downall Green, Earlestown, Eastham, Eastham Ferry, Eccleston, Eccleston Park, Edge Hill, Egerton Park, Egremont, Elm Park, Everton, Fairfield, Fazakerley, Fincham, Flaybrick Hill, Ford, Formby, Frankby, Freshfield, Fulwood Park, Garston, Garswood, Gateacre, Gayton, Gerards Bridge, Gillars Green, Gillmoss, Gore Houses, Grange, Grassendale, Greasby, Great Crosby, Great Meols, Green Bank, Green Leach, Gustavus Hillock, Hale Bank, Hale Heath, Halebank, Halewood, Halsnead, Haresfinch, Hargrave, Harrison Park, Hartleys Village, Hatton Hill, Havannah, Haydock, Heatherfield, Heathfield, Heswall, Heswall Hill, Higher Bebington, Higher Tranmere, Highpark, Hightown, Hill Top, Hillside, Holmfield, Holt, Homer Green, Hooton, Hooton Green, Horn Smithies, Hoylake, Hunts Cross, Huyton, Huyton Farm, Huyton Park, Huyton Quarry, Hydes Brow, Ince Blundell, Irby, Irby Heath, Irby Hill, Kennessee, Kennessee Green, Kensington, Kings Moss, Kirby Park, Kirkby, Kirkdale, Knotty Ash, Knowsley, Knowsley Park, Lady Green, Land Houses, Landican, Lane Ends, Larton, Lea Green, Leach Green, Leasowe, Lime Vale, Linacre, Lingham, Liscard, Litherland, Little Altcar, Little Bongs, Little Briton, Little Crosby, Little Storeton, Liverpool, Longview, Lower Bebington, Lunt, Lydiate, Maghull, Maidens Bower, Marshalls Cross, Marshside, Melling, Meols Cop, Mersey Park, Micklehead Green, Mill Yard, Moor Park, Moreton and Saughall Massie, Moss Bank, Moss Cottages, Moss Nook, Moss Side, Mossborough, Mossley Hill, Muncaster, Netherton, New Boston, New Brighton, New Ferry, New Ferry Park, Newton, Newton Common, Newton in Makerfield, Newton-le-Willows, Newtown, Noctorum, Norris Green, North Egremont, North End, North Florida, Oak Hill Park, Oak Vale Park, Oakdale, Oglet, Old Boston, Old Roan, Old Swan, Oldfield, Olive Mount, Orrell, Orrell Park, Otterspool, Overchurch, Oxton, Page Moss, Park Hill, Parkfield, Parr, Parr Stocks, Peasley Cross, Pensby, Pewfall, Platts Bridge, Plymyard, Pocket Nook, Port Rainbow, Port Sunlight, Portico, Poulton, Prenton, Prescot, Princes Park, Raby, Rainford, Rainford Junction, Rainhill, Rakes Lane, Randle, Raven Meols, Ravenhead, Red Brow, Richmond, Roby, Rock Ferry, Rock Park, Sandfield Park, Sandhey, Sandheys, Sandown Park, Saughall Massie, Saughall Massie (Moreton and s, Seacombe, Seaforth, Sefton, Sefton Park, Seneley Green, Simms Lane End, Somerville, South Egremont, Southdene, Southport, Speke, Spital, Springwood, St Anns, St Lukes, St Michaels Hamlet, Stanley, Stanley Park, Stanton, Stoneycroft, Storeton, Sutton, Sutton Heath, Sutton Leach, Sutton Manor, Sutton Oak, Swanside, Tarbock, Thatto Heath, The Heys, The Holt, The Old Village, The Slack, The Stoops, The Vron, Thingwall, Thornton, Thornton Hough, Three Lanes End, Thurstaston, Town End, Toxteth Park, Trafalgar, Tue Brook, Tuebrook, Upton, Vale Park, Victoria Park, Vitriol Square, Vulcan Village, Waddicar, Wallasey, Walton, Walton on the Hill, Warbreck Park, Wargrave, Warren Park, Waterloo, Waterloo Park, Wavertree, Wavertree Nook, West Derby, West Kirby, West Park, Westvale, Whiston, Whitefield Lane End, Windle, Windlehurst, Windles Green, Windsor, Woodchurch, Woodend, Woodend Park, Woodhey, Woodside, Woodvale, Woolfall Heath, Woolton, Worsley Brow.