Protect your home or business with a state-of-the-art intrusion alarm system.
How Does A Burglar System Work?
There are several options for designing the right burglar alarm system for your home or business based on security needs and budget. Options can range from a fully integrated advanced alarm system to basic coverage in all the important areas. If you chose to have your burglar system monitored, PELMAC will develop a contract with you and our Central Station partner, CentraLarm. Monitored devices will be connected through a network, phone or cell, allowing systems to be installed in almost any environment.
Burglar alarm systems are armed while the house is empty or while everyone is sleeping. If a burglar attempts to break-in while the system is armed, our 24/hour answering service, CentraLarm, will either try and contact you directly and retrieve your passcode, or directly contact the police. Your alarm protocol can be determined when you set up your system and it can be changed at anytime. Going on vacation for awhile and want the police dispatched immediately if your alarm goes off? Contact our office and we would be happy to set that up for you. Customers can also receive text notifications when the alarm goes off.
Access Your Alarm System With a Mobile App
The Virtual Keypad app is available to download on all Andriod & iPhone cell phones. For a small additional monthly charge, this app can provide authorized users mobile access to your alarm system. The Virtual Keypad allows users to arm/disarm the system, set-up geofencing, and control connected Z-Wave devices such as doors, lights and thermostat. More information on Z-Wave devices can be found below.
Developed by leading intrusion manufacturer, DMP, the video doorbell lets you see, hear, and speak to anyone at your door, anytime and from anywhere using the Virtual Keypad app.
Any time motion is detected or the doorbell is pressed, you’ll receive a notification. Whether you’re home or not, you’ll be able to monitor who’s approaching and talk with visitors, all with a touch of your Virtual Keypad’s Doorbell tab.
Video Doorbell Features:
- 1080P precise clarity
- Pinch-to-zoom technology for a closer look
- Motion detection regions
- Day/night video functionality
- Uses existing doorbell power
- 180-degree field of view
- Two-way full-duplex audio communication
- Motion sensitivity settings
- Over-the-Air Automatic Firmware Updates
- Designed to withstand harsh outdoor environment
Onboard Storage for Video Clips
If motion is detected, the Video Doorbell can also be programmed to automatically record video clips. In fact, the doorbell’s pre-installed 16GB Micro SD Card will store more than 2,000 video clips, ready to view anytime and anywhere with the Virtual Keypad app. Even if your home’s Wi-Fi connection fails, the Video Doorbell will continue to record any time motion is detected or the doorbell is pressed, and the recorded clips are available once the Wi-Fi connection is restored.
Basic Components of A Burglar System
Wireless: Many home and business owners prefer to set their burglar system up wirelessly. The added benefits of a wireless system are that they generally they take less time to install, they have a clean wire-free design and if cellularly connected to CentraLarm, the system will still work if phone wires are cut. The batteries for a wireless system can last up to three years.
Door/window contacts: Contacts can be set up along door and window frames so when the alarm system is on, and a door or window is open, the alarm will go off. PELMAC can install contacts for any style door or window (including garage and hatch doors). Contacts can be installed wirelessly, offering a clean design and ease of use to the customer. Depending on customer preference, some door/window contacts can be installed in the door frame, making them disguised with the frame.
Motion Detectors: As the name implies, these devices are designed to detect motion. They can be installed either on the wall of a room or on a ceiling. There is a variety of different motion detectors available to fit certain security needs such as, long range, low temperature and pet immunity. Long range motion detectors are perfect for warehouses or very large spaces. Low temperatures are designed for garages, basements, attics or other colder areas of a home or business. Pet immunity is for those with small pets. There is a setting that can allow a pet within a certain weight to pass an armed motion detector without the alarm going off. Motion detectors can be used in addition to door/window contacts or without, depending on the security risks and preferences of the owner.
Panic Buttons: Panic buttons are commonly used in schools and banks. These are installed under desks or counters. In the event of an of emergency, employees can press the panic button and the police will be dispatched.
Remote Controls: Customers within a certain range of their alarm system (i.e parking lot) can arm or disarm the system using a small remote control. No more rushing to the keypad with an armful of bags and groceries! Remotes also have a panic button feature. Police will be dispatched immediately if the user hits the panic button.
Keypads: Keypads can contain a variety of features. Not only can customers arm/disarm the system, users can send emergency signals. There even is an option to have access control integrated with your keypad/burglar alarm system. If the two systems are configured, your access control card or key fob can automatically disarm your system when it’s used with the appropriate reader.
Enhance and heighten the safety of your home with automated and integrated Z-Wave devices. Several compatible Z-Wave devices such as deadbolt locks, thermostats and lighting can be controlled with the Virtual Keypad mobile app. The app provides all the functions of the security system keypad on the mobile device. At the touch of a button, users can control any of the connected Z-Wave devices or any of the standard alarm system functions.
Fire Safety Add-Ons:
Smoke Detectors: It is very important to make sure you have properly working smoke detectors in your home and business. Smoke and toxic fumes can spread faster than flames so it’s crucial to have smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to signal evacuation. Make sure to check your batteries every 6 months and replace your detectors every 10 years!
Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Carbon monoxide is a deadly, colorless, odorless, and poisonous gas that is virtually undetectable without detection technology. Common sources of carbon monoxide are gas stoves, oil/gas furnaces, motor vehicles, generators and gas water heaters. Carbon monoxide detectors provide early warning when the electrochemical sensing technology measures carbon monoxide levels in the air. The carbon monoxide detector will go off before the gas reaches dangerous levels, prompting immediate evacuation.
The professional staff at PELMAC can help answer all your burglar alarm questions and guide you on how the system will operate.
Interested in learning more about specific products that PELMAC installs? Visit the Burglar Alarm Resource page to view and download product documentation to learn more about different intrusion products, features and functionality.