Overview of Intruder Alarm Systems

Your insurance provider will outline the security level requirements that your intruder alarm system must meet. As an NSI Gold accredited security provider we only design, install, maintain and monitor intruder alarms to the highest standards, ensuring compliance at all times.

At the heart of an effective intruder alarm system is the type of detection used to sense unauthorised access. Dependent upon the needs of your business premises or home, we can incorporate the following types of detection:

  • Passive Infrared – This type of motion sensor is triggered by the detection of body heat within set parameters.
  • Microwave – Using microwave pulses to measure the reflection off a moving object, this type of detection can cover a large area but is not suitable for those sites that are vulnerable to electrical interference.
  • Dual Technology – A combination of passive infrared and microwave detection, dual technology detectors help to reduce the risk of false alarms because for the alarm to be activated, both sensors have to be triggered.
  • Shock Sensors – Fitted to windows and doors, shock sensors work through detecting both single and heavy impacts, such as someone trying to smash through the glass, and continued applied force.

To guarantee an immediate response to an intruder alarm activation, we specialise in monitored systems through our innovative GBSG Pulse® monitoring solution. GBSG Pulse® provides SMS text and email alerts so that you are aware of when the intruder alarm has been armed/disarmed, helping to provide peace of mind. If you are a homeowner, this means that you’ll know when loved ones have arrived home safe, whilst for business owners this provides a record of personnel time keeping and provides confidence that the business alarm has been set outside of office hours.


Specifications and Compliance

All of the systems that we provide meet published British and European standards, covering:

  • PD 6662:2010 + IA 1501:2015, the UK’s interpretation of European Standard EN 50131;
  • BS 8243:2010 hold-up alarm verification;
  • The National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) policy.