Commercial Security

Security System Control

The foundation of every good security alarm system is the selection of the right control panel equipment which is integral  to all the operational and communications features which form the heart of your whole security system.  Selection of the right security control equipment requires identification of the following essential parameters:

The size or how many zone inputs are required for the premises which normally comes in multiples of 8 or 16 zone inputs and it’s important to allow spare inputs or select an expandable system to ensure it can meet any future needs you may have.

The Code Pad type, quantity and location is also a critical part of your system design as this is the client interface that controls the operation of the alarm system.  Code Pads can be complimented with the addition of remote controls which can provide easy Arm/Disarm/Duress features with Aux buttons to the operation of roller doors etc.

Detection Equipment – Indoor

Internal motion detection is the most common and most effective form of internal protection because it can provide protection to a large area in a very cost effective manner.

To ensure the reliability and effective operation of any security system the key is ensuring the Quality and Reliability of the detection equipment utilised.  MSE only uses highest quality commercial grade detection equipment that has been tried and tested to ensure maximum reliability.  Our minimum specification motion detectors are all Quad or Double-Dual detection devices which many security providers would consider and upgrade at additional cost.  We also specify Tri-Mode detection equipment for proven Pet Immunity or especially harsh environments.

Once you have selected the correct type and location for the detection device, it is essential that it  installed and configured correctly to ensure suitable coverage of the protected area and reliable operation.  The ongoing reliability of your detection equipment relies greatly on the user maintaining the protected area in a stable and secure manner that it was intended for.

Detection Equipment – Outdoor

The foundation of every good security system is the selection of the right control panel equipment which is integral  to all the operational and communications features which form the heart of your whole security system.  Selection of the right security control equipment requires identification of the following essential parameters:

The size or how many zone inputs are required for the premises which normally comes in multiples of 8 or 16 zone inputs and it’s important to allow spare inputs or select an expandable system to ensure it can meet any future needs you may have.

The Code Pad Type, Quantity and location is also a critical part of your system design as this is the client interface that controls the operation of the system.  Code Pads can be complimented with the addition of remote controls which can provide easy Arm/Disarm/Duress features with Aux buttons to the operation of roller doors etc.

Your first line of protection is always to deter potential intruders so suitable warning signage is an essential part of your security.  Warning sirens and a flashing strobe light is also an essential part of your security systems deterring features.

Photo Electric Beam – Perimeter Detection

Photo Electric or PE Beams are another detection device that provides a reliable barrier of protection between two fixed mount locations that can be from 5m to 150m apart in both indoor and outdoor environments.  PE Beams provide wide range of coverage allowing them to be used in harsh or difficult environments providing a very large barrier detection around your yard, carport, patio or driveway providing protection to valuable items stored outside such as sporting equipment, outdoor furniture, motor vehicles or bikes etc which can be of significant value.

PE Beams provide a extremely reliable barrier of detection between two fixed locations by typically transmitting a dual or quad beam of infrared light (invisible to human eye) from one device (Transmitter Unit) to the other device (Receiver Unit).  In the event the Dual or Quad beam of infrared light is interrupted for required time period this would result in an alarm condition.  The interruption time period is required as a filter for outdoor applications where birds could potentially fly through a beam causing unwanted alarms, hence the time for a person to run through or a vehicle drive through a beam is much greater than a bird flying though.

Once you have selected the correct type and location for the detection device, it is essential that it  installed and configured correctly to ensure suitable coverage of the protected area and reliable operation.  The ongoing reliability of your detection equipment relies greatly on the user maintaining the protected area in a stable and secure manner that it was intended for.

Door/Perimeter Detection – Magnetic Contacts

Magnetic Contacts or Magnetic Reed Switches are a the oldest, simplest and most reliable forms of detection which are typically used to provide detection on doors and windows that form part of the entry path or provide perimeter protection to your premises.

These Magnetic Contacts come in a variety of colors shapes and specifications to accommodate the different applications they would be used for such as a small concealed bullet reed switch that would be used on a standard timber entry door, a heavy duty flush or surface reed used for aluminium sliding doors or even the Armoured Magnetic Contact required for a roller door.

Once you have selected the correct type and location for the Magnetic Contact it is essential that it’s  installed and configured correctly to ensure reliable operation.  The ongoing reliability of your detection equipment relies greatly on the user securing the protected area as originally intended.

Fire – Smoke/Thermal

Your security alarm system can easily provide supplementary fire protection by the connection and monitoring of a range of smoke alarms, thermal detectors or even a fire alarm panel to reduce the level of fire risk to your premises and it’s contents.

Under the Building Code of Australia Class 1 & 2 residential premises require smoke alarms fitted in compliance under AS3786.  Alternatively larger or commercial premises may require a comprehensive fire system in compliance with AS 1670 if required under the Building Code of Australia.

NOTE: The addition of fire protection to any premises needs to be careful evaluated to ensure it meets with the minimum legislative requirements before any supplementary fire alarm equipment is added to the security system.

 

 

Glass Break Detection

The use of glass break detection can useful on any premises with large glassed areas or glass doors that represent a significant risk of forced entry or theft.  Glass break detection can provide an additional layer of perimeter protection or early warning as the breakage of glass doesn’t necessarily result in unauthorised entry but can trigger local warning (sirens & strobe light) and report remotely (alarm monitoring).

Glass break detection is commonly used in commercial applications such as shop windows that have valuable stock items displayed or glass display cabinets such as a jewelry store or premises that have large glassed areas and/or require additional protection.

We only use commercial grade glass break detection equipment that utilise signature recognition technology that recognises the unique signature of glass breaking and UL listed for use with laminated glass to ensure reliable detection.

Mobile Applications – Remote Management

We provide a wide range of products with Mobile applications available on App Store and Google Play that can be configured to provide anything from a Mobile Application for remote Arm/Disarm through to a complete remote management system.

With today’s technology all things are possible but not all things are beneficial which is always our approach to security design but this is never more relevant than with automation and remote management applications.  When evaluating your requirements the first and foremost consideration must always be security, then practicality and then the value associated with having each application.

It’s important to understand that each application needs to be evaluated, designed to be user friendly and then integrated to your business.  The bespoke nature of this design can be costly so it’s important to evaluate the cost v benefit to ensure value.

Warning Signage

The very best security is prevention and your first line of security is to deter potential intruders so suitable warning signage is an essential part of your security.  If you are going to the trouble and expense of installing a professional security system than it pays to ensure you have adequate Warning Signage located in suitable locations.