A Guide To Commercial Smart Alarm Systems

April 04, 2023


A Guide To Commercial Smart Alarm Systems

When choosing a security system, more and more people are opting for a smart alarm system instead of the traditional burglar alarm that most are familiar with.

This choice makes perfect sense in the commercial sector, as when business owners are away from the premises, a smart alarm system allows them to check in on their building in real time from their chosen device.

When choosing your smart alarm system, you must opt for equipment that suits your business requirements; smart alarm systems aren’t one size fits all, which is part of what makes them such a powerful security system.

What Is A Smart Alarm System?

Connecting multiple security devices together via a network, smart alarm systems deliver unrivalled protection for your property by allowing you to stay connected no matter where you are.

Smart alarm systems go above and beyond the features of a standard alarm system, including:

  • Detect motion in the premises, vibration on windows and doors opening
  • Set up video tripwires or detection ground zones via CCTV cameras to trigger notifications to the user.
  • Monitor temperature within the building.
  • Automatically trigger audio/visual alarms, as well as barriers like security fog
  • Allow real-time access and control via a smartphone
  • One of the biggest features of a smart alarm system is that you can access your system from your phone or receive automatic alerts to your email when an alarm is triggered. There may be times when your commercial property is unoccupied; instead of hiring an in-house security team, your smart alarm system can do some of the heavy lifting for you.

    Benefits Of A Smart Alarm System

    With powerful security measures and a convenient connection, there are loads of reasons why a smart alarm system is an excellent choice for your property’s security.

  • More secure: With extra failsafe measures and increased connectivity, smart alarm systems can detect intruders faster and more accurately. Faster and more accurately is not strictly true, depends on the system design.
  • Convenient: remote control via an app on your chosen device allows you to access the system anytime and anywhere.
  • Notification system: you get real-time notifications if an event has been detected on your smart alarm system.
  • Buildable: As your business grows, you can add to your smart alarm system. Add extra security measures like access control, perimeter protection and video surveillance when your business requires it.
  • Types Of Smart Alarm Systems

    Smart alarm systems are constantly evolving, with several different types of smart security alarm available on the market.

    Wireless Alarm Systems

    If you’re looking to get protected with a smart alarm system quickly, wireless alarm systems are easy to install with no wiring required.

    Wired Installations

    Wired smart alarm systems offer an extra level of reliability with less chance of interference. Although they must be installed by a professional, wired smart alarm systems are an excellent option for large buildings with complex security requirements.

    Hybrid Systems

    Hybrid smart alarm systems combine both wired and wireless components to make the ideal solution for businesses that prefer the best of both options. If you have an existing wired security system, you may be able to add wireless components to create a hybrid smart alarm system.

    How To Choose The Right Smart Alarm System

    When looking for the right smart alarm system for your business, it is essential to factor in your budget and the security needs of your business.

    At Johnson Controls, we take a look at the scale of your business and identify all of the areas that need to have smart alarm system coverage. With many different types of smart alarm systems available, we work with you to ensure that you find the best fit.

    If you need help choosing the right smart alarm system for your business, get in touch with one of our experts by filling in the form below.

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