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Intruder Alarm Systems

Tcom Fire & Security are specialists in the design, installation and maintenance of Intruder Alarm Systems. Fully approved by Insurers and Police, NSI Gold and UKAS Accredited Quality Management, TCom will ensure that your premises or property are adequately protected and any system is professionally installed and maintained to satisfy current Police Intruder Alarms Policies and the requirements of the Association of British Insurers (ABI).

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Our specialist design, installation and maintenance team utilise the following Codes of Practice to satisfy full compliance of statutory regulations on Intruder Alarm Systems. Compliance to the required standards is confirmed with the issue of a Certificate of Compliance on completion, following the commissioning and handover of any system.

The following Codes of Practice demonstrate the requirement for competency in critical areas such as Design and Installation, Commissioning and Inspection Routines and a robust Local Management Process to guarantee optimum performance and reliability from any system.

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Intruder Alarm Systems – Codes of Practice

BS EN 50131 - BS4737 + PD6662 & DD243 :- Intruder and Hold-up Alarm Systems.

BS EN 50131-5-3:2005+Amendment 1:2008:- Intruder and Hold-up Alarm Systems. Requirements for interconnections equipment using radio frequency techniques.

BS EN 50136:- Remote Centres Receiving Signals from Alarm Systems.

BS 8473:2006 + Amendment 1:2008:- Intruder and Hold-up Alarm Systems. False Alarm Management Process.

Intruder Alarms – System Types

Hardwired

A system designed to minimize on cost of equipment and provide the basics in protection and information necessary to protect smaller business premises or homes. All keypads and detectors are separately/individually cabled. Arm/Disarm Keypad functions are by insertion of a code or presentation of proximity key-fob. Has a central battery backup supply for mains power failures.

Networked

A system designed to minimize installation wiring within a building by installing a network cable between the central control panel, the user keypad/displays and various other connection points for the cables from local detector points. All detectors are allocated an individual address/name that is displayed at the keypad/s. Arm/Disarm Keypad functions are by insertion of a code or presentation of proximity key-fob. Has a central battery backup supply for mains power failures.

Hybrid

A system designed to combine the benefits of both a networked system for detection in areas that it is practical to cable and also a wireless system for detection points where it is not practical or impossible. User keypad/displays can be either networked or wireless types. All detectors are allocated an individual address/name that is displayed at the keypad/s.

Arm/Disarm Keypad functions are by insertion of a code or presentation of proximity key-fob. Has a central control panel with an integral rechargeable battery backup supply for mains power failures. Wireless detectors and Arm/Disarm Keypads have an integral battery requiring periodic replacement.

Wireless

A system designed for small business or domestic premises where cable routes and concealment is difficult or impossible. Arm/Disarm Keypad functions are by insertion of a code or presentation of proximity key-fob. This system has a central radio transceiver control panel with an integral rechargeable battery backup supply for mains power failures. Wireless detectors and Arm/Disarm Keypads have an integral long life battery requiring periodic replacement.

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Intruder Alarms – Design Grades

Grade 1

is for an installation with a low risk of theft. The property is not likely to attract intruders. It is assumed that a thief is likely to be opportunistic rather than bothering to plan things in advance. In the application guide (DD CLC/TS 50131-7) it assumes that an intruder is simply going to break open a door.

Grade 2

is for a slightly higher risk of theft. The property is likely to have something of interest to an experienced thief. In this case the intruder is expected to have some knowledge of how alarm systems work and possibly carry some tools to allow him to overcome a simple alarm system. The thief is likely to check the building for ease of access through doors, windows and other openings.

Grade 3

is for a reasonably substantial risk property. There is good reason to assume it may be broken into and might well contain objects of high value. An intruder is likely to gain access by penetrating doors, windows or other openings. The thief could be very experienced with intruder alarm systems and possess a number of tools and equipment to overcome the system.

Grade 4

is for very high-risk properties. Intruders could be expected to plan a burglary in advance and have the knowledge and equipment to alter parts of the intruder alarm system to prevent detection. It is assumed that the intruder could gain access by penetration of floors, walls and ceilings. The intruder is unlikely to be working alone.

Intruder Alarms - Monitoring Options

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Alarms & CCTV Remote Monitoring – Codes of Practice

The following Codes of Practice demonstrate the requirement for competency in critical areas of Alarm Receiving & Remote Video Response Centre Systems, Management and Procedures.

BS EN 50518-3:2011: Monitoring and Alarm Receiving Centre - Procedures and Operational Requirements.

BS 8418:2010: Installation and Remote Monitoring of detector-activated CCTV systems - Code of practice.

Intruder Alarm System – Handover and Certification

Once the system has been commissioned, the technician will demonstrate how to use the system and issue you with simple written instructions as part of a "User Guide". "Good Housekeeping Guide" and System Record Book and "Test Routines" are included.

Once the system is fully complete and the installation is finished, the design, installation and commissioning a “Certificates of Compliance” and conformance to the system grade and standard is supplied to the customer.

Intruder Alarm System – After Sales Service & Maintenance

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On-going corrective and preventive maintenance of the system will form part of your contract. Preventative maintenance checks will normally be carried out annually or every six months as a minimum. Systems with a signalling connection to the Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) will require two full routine inspection checks per annum and systems without signalling (audible only) will require a single routine inspection per annum.

A maintenance contract is mandatory if a system has signalling to an Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC). Police Force Policies and Insurance Company approval of any system is conditional upon a maintenance contract being in force for any system.

As an inclusive part of any current maintenance contract there is a call-out facility with minimum response time of same day or four hours in case of emergency. Our engineers provide a telephone response around the clock. In the majority of cases the cause of any problem is an error or simple mistake. Our engineers are always available to talk you through any problems and the correction procedure on these occasions.

Intruder Alarm System – Warranty

New systems will carry a comprehensive labour and parts warranty of at least 12 months.

Intruder Alarm Brands Supported by TCom

Honeywell, Galaxy, Castle Caretech, Menvier, Texecom, Scantronic, Visonic, Guardall, Cooper Security, Optex, Pyronix, Bosch, Risco Group, Elmdene, Siemens Security, CQR

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