- CCTV Surveillance
- Fire Alarms
- Motion Sensor
- Gas Leak Sensors
- Smoke Detectors
We work with some of the finest Video Surveillance solutions in the world and can design and install various levels of solutions. From basic surveillance solutions to sophisticated self-learning cameras with built-in Artificial Intelligence and Video Management Systems with analytics. These cameras can be integrated into the control system and made viewable on smartphones and tablets remotely and locally as required.
With cameras in and around your home, you can monitor activities whether you’re in the house or halfway around the globe. We can route your security system through a central monitoring system, alerting you via email or text message of events that you set. If the temperature in your wine cellar exceeds a certain level, or there’s a water leak, you and your plumber can both be notified. If they are integrated with your home control system, you can adjust the temperature or shut off the water remotely. It is truly one of the best investments for your home and for your peace of mind.
Surveillance systems provide views of your property from strategically placed cameras and can be watched on TV, in-wall touch panels or even from your computer via the internet. Protect your employees at work with the installation of a CCTV system and digital video recorder. Keep an eye on housekeeping staff or the entranceway. Cameras can augment the security system by triggering audible alarms, scene recording, or email generation when they sense motion in the area.
With a monitoring system in place, you can receive alerts for equipment malfunctions, diagnose issues, and repair problems remotely, making it easier than ever to manage your installations and maintain the most reliable systems possible. Each monitoring and support system solution is built specifically based on your property’s unique characteristics.
Most people have experienced a fire alarm system in action, whether it was during school, as part of a planned evacuation drill, or an accidental alarm during an event. But rarely do people think about how a fire alarm system actually works. The basic fire alarm system has four main purposes:
• Detect a fire
• Alert occupants of the fire condition
• Activate safety control functions
• Alert the local fire department
Some of the functions require complex design and engineering to accomplish, but in all cases these serve as one of the four primary functions.
All the functions of a fire alarm system are accomplished by a series of inputs and outputs. The system inputs consist of fire detection devices and system monitoring devices that activate the control panel and the outputs are responsible for occupant notification and control functions associated with life safety.
Most of us are familiar with smoke and heat detectors because these devices are installed in our homes. Detecting a fire is typically accomplished by installing smoke and/or heat detectors, manual pull stations and automatic sprinkler system water flow switches. Another important detection device is a water flow switch that detects movement of water in the sprinkler piping, typically done by a paddle-type device that is activated by water moving through a pipe when a sprinkler is activated.
When it comes to warning building occupants of a fire, you need both audible and visible alarms. Audible alarms include horns (the appliance that produces that loud and very annoying sound) or speakers that play a pre-recorded message and/or allow emergency responders to provide spoken instructions to the occupants. Visual notification appliances, or strobes, can provide notification to occupants that are hearing impaired. Each building type will require a different type of occupant notification system.
There are many different types of control functions that the typical fire alarm system performs. The activation of a duct mounted smoke detector will shut down the heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment to prevent the migration of smoke to non-affected areas of the building. A smoke detector in an elevator lobby will automatically recall the cars to a designated floor.
Motion sensors use passive infrared (PIR) technology to detect motion in a room. They also monitor light level intensity to trigger events based on lighting level changes. These abilities enable controls beyond outdoor dawn/dusk detection for lighting, window covers, and other devices. Motion sensitivity, occupancy hold time, battery management, and light level monitoring are all software controlled. Adjust any settings without opening the motion sensor, changing jumpers, or turning little dials.
Two easy-to install motion sensors, a ceiling-mount and wall-mount version, are available to meet any application. Use softwarecontrolled occupancy hold times for lifestyle events that security-oriented motion sensors with fixed hold times just can’t do, like starting music. Automatically turn room lights off after a programmable time period (from five seconds to 60 minutes) of “no motion” detected. In larger areas requiring greater coverage, “link” two or more wireless motion sensors to act together as a single motionsensing device. In this mode, motion events are communicated to the Light & Sound Controls system when any of the sensors detect motion. No motion events are communicated when all of the sensors report no motion.
Smoke detectors have a small amount of radioactive material between two electrically charged plates, which ionizes the air and causes current to flow between the plates. When smoke enters the chamber, it disrupts the flow of ions, thus reducing the flow of current and activating the alarm.