Alarm Systems

What's involved in rewiring?

Today, no area of the UK is free from crime. A Burglar Alarm is the best way for you to protect your property, possessions, family and business. The professional East Kent Electrical Ltd Alarm Sounder (Bell Box) deters 80% of burglars; the activation of the sounder as soon as a break-in is detected encourages the intruder to flee. For the determined burglars, the occupants will have been roused and can act. All our systems come with mobile phone app to allow you to monitor the system easily.

Standard grading system for Alarms:

  • Grade 1 Low Risk
  • Grade 2 Medium Risk
  • Grade 3 High Risk

We have written a guide for you to understand more about the types of alarm that are available.

What's involved in rewiring?

Dedicated to Quality

The British Standards provide us with clear guidelines to work to. BS 4737 EN 50131 PD 6662 embraces the design installation and maintenance of Alarm Systems, and for monitored systems the relevant ACPO Policy applies.

We take responsibility for every stage of your Burglar Alarm, including the site survey, design, installation, and ongoing maintenance. We can offer a wide range of products to ensure we meet your security requirements.

The Technologies

We will explain the technologies, options and benefits of each, set out the pros and cons of each, so you can make the right decision on a system that meets all of your needs and suits your situation.

Unless you opt for a very basic Audible Only system, the kind of thing you can buy off the shelf in a DIY store, you will need a professional alarm installer, like us, to supply, install, set up and maintain your alarm system.

Two Technologies: Wired & Wireless

Wireless

Wireless alarms are easier and less disruptive to install. There is no need to lift carpets to run cables under floorboards, move furniture or drill holes through walls. This generally reduces the installation cost compared to a hard-wired system, but the equipment is more expensive. Wireless alarms are more portable, so can be removed temporarily for decorating or permanently if you decide to move home.

Each device has batteries to power it and typically these need to be replaced each year.

Wireless systems can only reach British Standards EN50131 / PD6662 Grade 2 (Medium Risk). This should be stated on your quotation.

Wired

Hard wired alarm systems are generally considered more robust, reliable and require less maintenance. A hard-wired alarm system would usually be installed by a professional to hide the cables, thus increasing the installation cost.

The installation of a hard-wired alarm system should meet with British Standards EN50131 / PD6662 and conform to the NPCC Intruder Alarm Policy. Ensure this is documented with the Risk Grading in your quotation. The systems available cover all the grades.

The hard wired Alarm we normally install in your home is set when you leave, if an intrusion is detected it will activate and the sounder will ring for 5 minutes, unless entry is made through the correct entry route and the deactivation code entered within 25 seconds. It can be part set when you go to bed so that the downstairs only will activate.

Wireless

Wireless Control Panel Features

  • PD6662, EN50131-1 Grade 2
  • BS8243 compliant
  • 8-50 zones wired, wireless or in any combination
  • Up to 25 wireless key fobs
  • Up to 26 user codes, 500 event log
  • 4 programmable outputs expandable to 14
  • Up to 4 wired LCD keypads and 4 wireless keypads
  • Up to 8 proximity tag readers
  • Alert Keys for PA/Fire on keypad
  • Programmable Chime function
  • Strobe confirmation
  • Connects to ARC Receivers using Contact ID / SIA / Ademco FF
  • Voice Module up to 16 phone numbers with preprogrammed messages
  • SMS text messaging option
  • Proximity set/unset via the proximity key fob
  • Separate bell tamper to detect compromise of the external sounder
  • Polycarbonate or metal panel casing

Texecom smartphone app

  • Web browser
  • Set and Unset
  • Control and monitoring of the system
  • SMS event notification
  • Audio event notification
  • Remote listen and speak in
  • Remote view in
  • Remote listen in
  • Email event notification

Wired

The Wired Alarms we normally install in your home are set when you leave, if an intrusion is detected they will activate and the sounder will ring for 15 minutes, unless entry is made through the correct entry route and the deactivation code entered within 25 seconds. They can be part set when you go to bed so that the downstairs only will activate. We can link them to our monitoring station so that the key holders and emergency services are alerted upon activation. The systems are cabled throughout the property so we must come and do a survey to give you our pricing.

Dialler Control Panel Features

  • PD6662, EN50131-1 Grade 2
  • BS8243 compliant
  • 8 EOL zones expandable to 24 zones
  • Wireless expansion up to 8 wireless zones and 8 key fobs
  • 50 user codes, 2 programmable outputs, 300 event log
  • Up to four 32 character LCD RKPs
  • Alert Keys for PA/Fire on keypad
  • Programmable Chime function
  • Strobe confirmation
  • Connects to ARC Receivers using Contact ID / SIA
  • Vo-comm: up to 4 phone numbers with preprogrammed message
  • SMS text messaging option Keypads and G-Tag
  • Up to 4 LCD remote keypads can be added
  • Alert keys for PA/Fire on keypad
  • G-Tag compatible for proximity set/unset via the G-Tag key fob
  • Separate bell tamper to detect compromise of the external sounder

Wireless Accessories

  • Wireless PIR and PET PIR
  • Universal Transmitters and Door/Window Contact
  • Wireless Shock, Smoke, Flood and Glass break detectors
  • 2 button Panic key fob / 4 button key fob
  • Wireless Watch OUT Outdoor Detector

Basic Audible Only Panel Features

  • PD6662 EN-50131-1 Grade 2X
  • Up to 4 LCD RKPs can be added
  • 8 fully programmable zones
  • 9 user codes & 250 log event memory time & date stamp
  • Engineer code lock in, Service timer & Anti-code reset
  • Individual tamper indicators (not zones)
  • Two part sets (optional silent part)
  • Programmable alert keys – PA, Fire or Alert
  • Programmable chime function – (any zone)
We have written a guide for you to understand more about the types of alarm that are available. All our systems come with free 36 month remote support subject to T&Cs. 3 years warranty on all systems for peace of mind.

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