Perimeter alarm systems can be vital to ensuring the security of your property, but what are they and how do they work

Ensuring piece of mind by having the appropriate security system with accompanying alarm system is vital with modern day security concerns. Perimeter security provides your first line of defence against intruders, raising the alarm whenever your property’s boundary is compromised and giving you a greater sense of security and privacy.


There are a plethora of external intruder detectors and physical barriers, each with their own benefits, which can be tied into an alarm system in order to protect your property. With such a broad spectrum of products available it can be confusing when trying to decide between them, to get the optimal security you need. When deciding on something as critical as security, it is important to have as much information available to you as possible.

The basis of a perimeter alarm system is a series of security sensors which will trigger your alarm when they detect a breach. This detection can be provided through physical or electronic means these come in two fundamental forms, consisting of free standing systems and buried systems. These two systems together with physical barriers provide effective security. The detectors within the system should be integrated with CCTV and alarms to locate the perimeter breach instantly, allowing for an appropriate response. These alarms should sound on a series of speakers and sirens and can also be coupled with security lights. Altogether this will provide an important audible and visual part of a security system. Even having an alarm sounder clearly indicates to would-be intruders that your property is protected, as the goal of any security system is to deter an intruder from even attempting to breach it.

Depending on your property, these systems can be vast undertakings that require considerable time and money to establish. Whilst it is possible to install a simple security system yourself, it is advisable to enlist the help of a seasoned professional to create a bespoke security solution for your property, whether it is a house, an office or an airport. Plus if you have your perimeter alarm system professionally installed you should also gain access to a range of monitoring services, which means that if an intruder breaches your perimeter, your alarm will not be ignored even if no-one else is around to hear it. In a monitored alarm system, your intruder alarm is connected to an ARC (Alarm Receiving Centre), which will respond in any number of ways, including getting in touch with the emergency services provided the alarm has been genuinely triggered.

If you are looking for a professional security company for advice or to install a security system it is best to go to a company with extensive experience in the application and installation. That will ensure you get the best protection you deserve, because compromising on security will only lead to misfortune.

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