Here at Locks and Security we install and maintains all types of alarms from high spec wireless systems to high security, fully monitored systems and we have a 24-hour response service for break downs and resets. All our installed alarms are designed and installed to strict specifications based on the needs of the clients.
As with everything we do we ensure that all the sites we manage are in excellent working order but as with anything things do fail. That's why we have developed an around the clock response team to ensure we are on site when you need us whether its 2am or 2pm. Our engineers will be there and get your issues resolved and your alarm back up and running.
If your looking for a new install or maintenance of your existing system, we have got you covered. Our specialist engineers work on a range of systems so can almost always get you back up and running with a minimum of fuss.
Intruder alarm systems in the UK have to conform to European Standards BS EN 50131 series.
EN 50131 defines four grades of Intruder alarm system, 4 being the highest. The grade is measured by how resilient the alarm system is to attacks by intruders and other outside influences.
All components of the system are graded, including the control panel, motion detectors (PIRs) and signalling equipment.
Whilst most installers will design a system using components of the same grade, it may sometimes be appropriate to mix grades of components. However, the overall system will be graded of that of the lowest graded component.
Residential installations will typically require a Grade 1 or 2 with larger homes falling into Grade 3. Most commercial premises will require a Grade 2 or 3 alarm system.
The majority of insurance companies require a Grade 3 system where the system is a requirement of insurance cover.
Grade 1 - Lowest
Intruders are expected to have little knowledge of the alarm system and may be restricted to a limited range of tools.
Intruders are expected to have a little more knowledge of the alarm system and use a general range of tools and some specialist equipment.
Intruders are expected to be conversant with the alarm system and have a comprehensive range of tools and portable electronic equipment.
Grade 4 - Highest
When security takes precedence over all other factors. Intruders are expected to have the resources to plan an intrusion in detail and have a full range of equipment, including the means to substitute vital components in the alarm system.