Alarms

An alarm system offers both protection and a disincentive for opportunistic break and enter situations.

These systems can be simple or quite sophisticated, depending upon the particular client needs. Alarms are generally operated via a codepad, via which the user can communicate with the system. It is traditionally a numeric keypad, requiring the user to enter a programmed sequence of numbers to turn the alarm on and off.

When the alarm is turned on, the detectors will register the presence of an intruder and convey this as an activation. Any activation triggers the alarm to engage the noisemakers and strobe. If the alarm is monitored, the Control Room is notified by the system and responds as required. Alarms can also communicate remotely by radio connection, if required.

Alarm systems serve a dual purpose. They provide notification of intrusion and once activated, it is the strobe and siren which alerts the intruder (and those in the vicinity) that the alarm has been triggered. Few intruders will stay around with such noise being generated and this can minimise physical damage loss.

CCTV

Closed-circuit television (CCTV) is the use of video cameras to transmit a signal to a specific place.

CCTV differs from broadcast television in that the signal is not openly transmitted. Though almost all video cameras fit this definition, the term is most often applied to those used for surveillance in areas that may need monitoring such as banks, airports, and convenience stores. Today your home or your business can be monitored remotely via an App.

In industrial situations, CCTV equipment may be used to observe parts of a process from a central control room, for example when the environment is not suitable for humans or reinforce OH&S compliance. CCTV systems may operate continuously or only as required to monitor a particular event. More advanced CCTV utilises Digital Video Recorders(DVRs) or Network Digital Recorders (NVRs), providing recording for playback or archival storage. More recently, decentralized IP-based CCTV cameras, some equipped with mega pixel sensors, support recording directly to network-attached storage devices, such as smartphones and tablets.

Access Control

Access control is a system which enables you to control access to designated areas and resources in a given physical facility.

The possession of access control is of prime importance when people seek to secure access or important, confidential, or sensitive information and equipment. These are hierarchical systems enabling a range of access levels, depending upon the position and requirements of each individual. Allowing and removing access for a person can take place quickly and inexpensively without the need for new keys or locks

Service

Technology does not limit its idiosyncratic behaviour to business hours.

Alarm batteries can fail, detectors can malfunction and cables can be subject to rodent damage at any time, day or night. Universal Security Services provides 24 hour / 7 day a week advice and service to support you in these and myriad other instances.

Preventative Maintenance

Australian Standard AS2201 recommends as a minimum, an annual inspection and testing of security equipment under a Preventative Maintenance schedule.

Our Preventative Maintenance schedule is designed to ensure problem-free operation investigating common issues around damage to cabling, loss of detector sensitivity, diminishing charge in the backup battery etc. In all instances, the client’s attention will be drawn to faults and weaknesses but no repairs will be undertaken without prior approval.

Monitoring

Monitoring of a security system allows an ongoing, real time awareness of its status.

For a minimal daily fee, your security system can be monitored by our Grade 1A Control Room, ensuring that should there be any form of activity, a pre determined response will be followed. It will alert you to all alarm conditions, including burglary, fire, smoke or carbon monoxide triggers or any technical problems such as power or battery failure.

Consultancy & Assessment

Universal Security Services provides an obligation free assessment of a home or business’s particular security needs and will then design an individual system to meet them.

This includes design applications, from the smallest burglar alarm system to complex access control systems for multi storey and multi site environments, as well as the management and control of auxiliary devices such as air conditioning, lighting and pump control. lift control integration is also available, should that be required