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In part 1 of this series, we cover all of the major security system industry terms from A – K. 

From 24 hour alarms to CCTV we’ve got it covered.

If you can think of anymore leave a comment.

Numbers  – covering 24-hour alarm and CCTV monitoring:

24-Hour Audible Alarm: This type of security alarm, sends a report to a  designated, central alarm-monitoring station & delivers alarm sounds to the keypad, external sirens, and 

control panel.

24 / 7 monitored alarm system: A monitored security alarm system is monitored remotely by a team of security professionals

24 7 CCTV monitoring: with remote CCTV monitoring your surveillance cameras are monitored remotely by a team of security system professionals 

24 hour CCTV monitoring: see 24 7 CCTV monitoring (above)

24 7 security monitoring: this covers 24 / 7 monitored alarm systems, 24 7 CCTV monitoring, & 24 hour CCTV monitoring – this is where your CCTV and alarm systems are managed by a remote CCTV / alarm monitoring company

A is for alarms, abattoir security systems, audio intercom and more

Abattoir Security Systems: There are various security systems for abattoirs. CCTV for abattoirs is a growing industry due to a change in the law in 2017. Animal activism is on the rise so other forms of security is recommended. Security Alarms and access control systems for abattoirs can help address a range of threats.

Access Control: A form of security system which restricts access to a business premise. Access control systems include door entry systems, key fob door entry systems, video and audio intercom systems

Access Control Installation: this is where an access control system is installed, mainly at business premises. It could be a:

  • Door entry system
  • Keyless door entry system
  • Keycard door entry system
  • Touch-free door entry system
  • Video intercom
  • IP intercom
  • Audio intercom
  • Key fob door entry system
  • Fob door entry system

Access control for gyms – an access control system for a gym such as a gym entry system, gym entry, door entry, video intercom, intercom, IP intercom, video door entry, or fob entry system for a gym

Advantages of CCTV: there are many advantages to CCTV including:

  • Peace of mind
  • Deterring crime
  • Staff safety
  • Crime prevention
  • Solving disputes
  • Theft prevention

Alarm: a security system that acts as a deterrent to criminals 

Alarm Event: An event triggered by an alarm system, alerting the control panel  and business that an emergency has occurred.

Alarm Monitoring: A security alarm system service provided by a central alarm monitoring team.

ANPR Systems: Automatic Number Plate Recognition systems used to manage access into car parks. The system will hold a data base of authorised vehicle registration plates and access is automatically granted.

Audible Alarm: An alarm that triggers a loud noise when the alarm is triggered

Audio Intercom Systems: These are audio-based access control systems. This helps the business owner manage the secure flow of deliveries and people in and around their premises. 

B is for business security systems, burglar alarms and….

Bar Security Systems: This includes CCTV systems for bars as well as access control and intruder alarms.

Burglar Alarm System: A security alarm systems designed to deter criminals from theft, break-ins and vandalism 

Burglary: This is where an intruder forces entry into a secure location resulting in the damage or theft of property. Burglars can be deterred by an effective alarm or CCTV system.

Business Access Control: this covers all the access control systems for businesses including door entry systems, keyless door entry, video intercom, IP intercom, and audio intercom for businesses

Business CCTV: this covers all the CCTV systems for businesses including HD CCTV, IP CCTV, and CCTV monitoring for businesses

Business Security Systems: CCTV, access control and security systems designed to protect a business from crime

C is for CCTV, centrally monitored cameras, car park CCTV systems and…..

Call Verification: A form of security alarm verification where a remotely monitored alarm team puts in several calls to the premises and business owner to determine if the intruder alarm has been triggered. This helps to reduce false alarms.

Car Dealership Security Systems: Car dealers seek to protect their stock and premises in a variety of ways. This includes CCTV systems for car dealerships, security alarm systems, and access control.

Car Park Security Systems: Here at Safeguard Systems we are expert installers for a range of security systems for car parks. It’s important that car park customers feel safe. We recommend CCTV systems for car parks as well as quality security alarms. Access control systems for car parks can range from ANPR systems as well as video and audio intercom.

CCTV: These are video security systems, often referred to as, video surveillance or CCTV surveillance systems. The  job of these security systems is to spot potential threats and provide crystal clear images for the business owner.

CCTV Advantages: there are many advantages to CCTV including:

  • Peace of mind
  • Crime deterrent
  • Staff safety
  • Preventing crime
  • Solving disputes
  • Preventing theft

CCTV Installation: This is the process of installing a CCTV system for a business. It is best done by skilled professionals such as security engineers.

CCTV Installation and Monitoring: This is where a CCTV system is installed and monitored

CCTV Installers: Skilled, experienced CCTV engineers who design and install CCTV systems for businesses. 

CCTV Monitoring: this is a CCTV monitoring service where your security cameras are monitored remotely 24 7 by a team of security professionals. This also covers:

  • CCTV monitoring company
  • CCTV monitoring service
  • CCTV monitoring system
  • CCTV offsite monitoring
  • CCTV online monitoring system
  • CCTV remote monitoring
  • CCTV remote monitoring services
  • CCTV remote monitoring surveillance

CCTV Monitoring Costs: This covers the costs of CCTV monitoring

CCTV Monitoring Station: This is where remote CCTV monitoring is managed and CCTV footage is monitored remotely

Centrally Monitored CCTV: A CCTV system monitored remotely by a skilled CCTV operative. Remotely monitored CCTV systems can reduce the cost of security by up to 80%.

Central Monitoring Station: This applies to remotely monitored, CCTV and security alarm systems. A team of security professionals monitors your CCTV surveillance cameras and intruder alarms at a central security system monitoring station  

Central Station Operator: An individual who operates a central monitoring station. Thier job is to respond to incoming alarm and CCTV signals and then follow appropriate procedures to notify the authorities

Construction Site Security Systems: Building sites are often the target of criminals. CCTV systems for construction sites include HD, IP, and remotely monitored options.

D is for disarm, door entry systems, detectors and…..

Detector: Any security and intruder alarm system can be connected to a security system to provide a notification of an alarm being triggered. This includes Door/window contacts, motion detectors, glass break detectors, and smoke detectors are a number of the foremost common detectors found on a security system.

Disarm: The act of turning your security system off, in order that it’ll not detect an intruder alarm trigger.

Dispatch: The process of notifying a security alarm event to the right authorities, such as The Police. Remote central station operators are those mainly in charge of the dispatch.

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Security: With the recent advances in wireless security systems, knowledgeable hardwired alarm or CCTV  installation isn’t needed anymore. Due to these developments in the security system sector, the DIY security market has evolved. The CCTV, access control and alarm sector is anticipated to grow immensely within the following years as security system customers look to save on the price of a security system. With DIY security, you do not need to buy expensive alarm installations.

DIY Security System: A self-contained wireless security system that’s simple to install. You therefore don’t need experienced alarm engineers to finish the installation process

Door Entry Systems: A form of access control. These access control systems include keyless, keycard and fob door entry solutions. Also included are video, audio and IP intercom systems.

Door/Window Contact: Door window contact, consists of an intruder and security alarm transmitter and in most cases a magnet. In all cases, it is imperative the magnet should be installed on the door or window. The transmitter should be installed on the door or door frame. 

Door/window contacts are in the bracket of perimeter protection and Safeguard Systems recommends installing an effective door/window contact on every available door or window.

Dual Interface Poll (DIP): Switches that allow you to change the configuration of the circuit board of an alarm device or alarm control panel to activate/change different functionality.

Duress Code: A code that an authorised person can use to safely notify the authorities of a security breach. A duress code can be used when a security alarm is triggered. They can also be used when your business CCTV cameras spots an intruder who is trying to breach security, break in and commit crime. If a criminal were to break in whilst you were on-site and insist you disable your business security system, you can enter your duress code and the security system would behave as if you did a standard disarm. Nevertheless, in this case, the remote alarm or CCTV monitoring station will receive a duress code alarm signal.

E is for environmental monitoring systems

Environmental Monitoring Systems: Refers to a variety of alarm devices that monitor environmental changes. These advanced business security systems are often installed in factories, abattoirs, and chemical waste sites. If you’re a business looking for a security system to monitor environmental change Safeguard Systems recommends the following security solutions. They are, smoke detectors, heat detectors, carbon monoxide gas detectors, water detectors, and temperature detectors. A burglar alarm that has one or more of those devices can protect against a variety of threats beyond common break-ins, intrusions and, burglaries. When triggered, an environmental alarm device sends an alarm signal to remote, central station operators. Their job is to notify the right responders rather than just the police. For example, these are the local fire brigade for a fire alarm, paramedics for a carbon monoxide gas alarm, or the customer for a temperature or flood alarm.

F is for false-alarm, farm security systems, fingerprint verification and…..

False Alarm: This is a security report of an emergency causing unnecessary panic and response from the authorities. False alarms waste public resources as the police, ambulance and fire services spend time and money responding to an event unnecessarily. This also can equate to additional costs to the business.

False Alarm Password: A false alarm passcode is a name, set of letters, or a string of numbers employed by a security system owner or operative, to verify with the remote or central monitoring station that an alarm was actually a warning or false alarm. When in-house or remotely monitored station operators are using advanced call verification processes, they will call the business or security system operator after an alarm is triggered, and ask them for the warning password.

Farm Security Systems: agricultural businesses such as Farms and equine centres, are often the victims of crime. CCTV systems for farms help to reduce this threat. Perimter security alarms for farms, help to stave off the threat of vandalism and break-ins. When it comes to access control for farms, gate entry systems and keyfob door entry are commonly used.

Fingerprint Verification: This refers to the automated method of both verifying matching between a person’s fingerprints that t’s stored on file. Fingerprints are one among many sorts of biometrics businesses use to identify and verify someone’s identity.

G is for gate access control systems & gym security systems

Gate access control systems: Access control systems for secure gate entry. For businesses who have gated access to their premises, gate access control systems help manage the flow of visitors to your premises. Business needing gate entry systems are farms, office parks, hospitals, equestrian centres, chemical waste sites and more.

Gym access control – a gym access control system helps operators of gyms to manage and control access to and from a gym. Gym access control systems include:

  • Gym entry systems
  • Key fob system for gyms
  • Gym key card systems
  • Gym security systems monitoring
  • Gym fob systems, and
  • Gym video intercom and video entry systems

Gym access control systems UK – see gym access control systems (above)

Gym Entry System / Gym entry systems: Entry systems for gyms help are a form of gym access control and gym entry control, covering door entry, gym fob systems, and intercom systems

Gym Fob System / Gym Key Fob System – this is where a key fob system is used to fulfill a gym access control objective such as knowing who is in the building and where

Gym Key Card Systems – this is a form of gym access control where a keycard system is used to manage gym entry

Gym security systems: CCTV systems for gyms help monitor the inside and outside of your premises. Access control systems for gyms include keyless door entry, turnstile solutions, gym entry, gym fob systems, and more. When it comes to security alarms for gyms there are various options including wired, wireless, and monitored options.

Gym Security Systems Monitoring: this is where a gym uses remote CCTV monitoring and monitored alarm systems to manage gym security

H is for hardwired security alarms, hidden CCTV cameras and…..

Hardwired Security Alarm Systems: A security system that has intruder alarm devices connected to an impact panel by low-voltage wires. These are often referred to as wired alarm systems or wired intruder alarms. Wired security alarm systems are cheaper at the point of purchase than wireless alarms.

While the equipment and hardware needed for hardwired security alarm systems are much less expensive than for wireless alarm solutions, the installation and repair costs of hardwired systems far outweigh the difference in upfront equipment costs. Because multiple devices are programmed into a hardwired zone, when one goes bad it’s very hard to troubleshoot the issue. You’d need to check the wire connection and therefore the alarm transmitter for each device zone. With wireless security alarm systems, each device is its own zone, so if a zone develops an issue you can spot exactly which alarm device needs servicing.

Heat Detector: A heat detector based, burglar alarm system device detects and spots a preset heat or a rapid rate-of-rise (ROR) in temperature. Heat detectors are often either electrical or mechanical in how they operate. The foremost common types are thermocouple and electro-pneumatic, which both trigger upon changes in ambient temperature. If the ambient room temperature rises above a predetermined threshold, then an alarm signal is triggered.

Heat detectors are better than smoke detectors for areas where smoke would normally be found like a kitchen or smoking lounge. This is because they are better at not causing false alarms.

Hidden CCTV Camera: A discrete CCTV security camera films potential criminals without letting them know they’re under surveillance. The camera is considered “hidden” because it’s either not visible to the individual being filmed or is disguised as another object. Hidden cameras have become popular for residential and commercial CCTV video surveillance, and may be built into common household objects like smoke detectors, clock radios, motion detectors, ball caps, plants, and smart mobile phones. Hidden cameras can also be used commercially as security cameras in various industries

Home Security: These are also known as residential security systems. The objectives of these home security solutions cover securing a home from burglaries, fires, or environmental hazards. Residential security systems include, alarm monitoring, remote video monitoring, and/or video surveillance cameras. Larger properties can also require access control systems such as door entry, video intercom, keyless door access and audio intercom.

Hotel Security Systems: there are various forms of security systems for hotels including CCTV, access control and intruder alarms. CCTV for hotels helps with all-round peace of mind for staff and guests. The kind of access control systems hotels use include keycard room entry systems, key fob and more. Hotel car parks can be managed via ANPR systems. The types of security alarms for hotels include wired, wireless and 24/7 remotely monitored options.

I is for IP CCTV, interior protection and….

Interior Protection: This is a type of business, commercial or home / residential security system that secures the premises by causing an alarm to trigger after an intruder / criminal has entered the premises. Motion detectors, thermal, heat and glass break detectors are the foremost common security systems used for interior protection. These security solutions include CCTV surveillance, internal access control, and intruder alarms. Interior protection is usually used as another layer of security beyond perimeter protection.

Internet Security System Monitoring: IP-based alarm monitoring is a type of alarm communication path that uses an Ethernet connection to send an alarm signal over the web from the instrument panel to a central monitoring station’s IP receivers. This sort of alarm monitoring system requires an IP communicator hardwired into the business security system and an online monitoring contract. The advantages of IP based monitoring systems are that no telephone line is required and internet communication is inexpensive. Additionally, internet communication is fully supervised therefore the connection is consistently polled by the central station receiver and as soon because the connection is lost a trouble alarm occurs. Internet security system monitoring also covers CCTV – HD video surveillance remotely monitored CCTV and P based access control. IP based access control systems cover door entry systems, video and audio intercom.  

IP CCTV: Internet protocol CCTV is a video surveillance system which operates over your existing IT network infrastructure

IP CCTV for businesses: Business IP CCTV is a CCTV surveillance system which operates over your existing IT network infrastructure

Internet Protocol (IP) Security Systems: This refers to a data-oriented protocol used for communicating data across a packet switched inter-network. IP based security systems include IP CCTV and IP intercom

J is for….

There are no security systems phrases under the letter “J” at this time.

K is for keyfob door access, keyless door entry systems and….

Keyfob: A fob, commonly called a key fob, is a security hardware device that has a built-in authentication. Key fobs are used to control and secure access to business premises and are a form of access control. In terms of their use within access control, a key fob is used as part of a keyless door entry system. 

In various businesses, where there are common areas that a lot of different people need access to, a keyfob also can double as a proximity card that permits authorized access to restricted areas. Each keyfob can be programmed centrally based on the holder’s permitted access levels to certain parts of the building.  

Key Holder: A keyholder is a nominated person that is in a position to manage the security system and has keys to the property. Inthe event of an alarm or CCTV system triggering, the relevant authorities will often request a key holder to meet them at the business location in order that they need access to reset the alarm.

Keypad: Used for operating a security system or intruder alarm. They are typically located at every entry point at an alarmed location, Keypads often allow one-touch arming and disarming as well as other system functionality. Some keypads are more advanced like a talking keypad that speaks system status in plain English.

Keyless Door Entry Systems: These are modern forms of door entry systems for businesses. Keyless door entry systems cover, keycard, key fob and biometric solutions.