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SECURITY & FIRE SAFES & UL LISTINGS

Published November 22, 2020

This is part of the recent article I posted about alarms, security and safes for the Missouri Jeweler’s Association: UL RATED SAFES:NOTE: Fire rate safes are NOT security safes they are easily compromised by thieves.There are YouTube videos showing cheap safes are easily compromised in under 2-minutes. GET A PROPER UL RATED SAFE! Security rated […]

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DOOR & WINDOW SENSORS

Published November 16, 2020

Alarm contacts are one of the simplest forms of alarm sensor. This device detects a door (or window) being opened. Jade Alarm utilizes the new Magnasphere anti-tamper magnetic sensor. Other sensors are defeated with the introduction of an outside magnetic. Magnasphere sensors are impervious to this type of attempted defeat. Magnasphere contacts are identical in […]

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SECURITY ACCESS CONTROL

Published November 1, 2020

Jade Alarm provides several different access control system types. Systems can be simple combination keypad or even a fully integrated system. Choose a system you administer, or have us remotely administer the system (*which 85% of our customers prefer us to provide this function). This includes the database from our secured Central Station Facility. Our […]

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DECALS, SIGNS & SECURITY

Published October 23, 2020

One of the values of a system is having the ‘announcement’ of a system. Alarm decals and our yard signs provide this. During the decal & yard sign design, the sign manufacture indicated they could now add an address placard to the sign. Signs could be customized for each home or business! A special 3M […]

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MOTION SENSOR FALSE ALARM: PROSERIES

Published September 27, 2020

ProSeries Motion Detectors – False Alarm Resistance: Unwanted alarms are the source of many alarm company’s headaches. This is the reason for Jade Alarm Co. to standardize on the ProSeries motion detector sensor. Early sensors were ultrasonic motion detectors. But, these would false trigger due to air movement and ultrasonic sirens or whistles. Several manufactures […]

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CPTED – Using Lighting to Discourage Thieves

Published September 22, 2020

CPTED’s (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) goal is to prevent crime by designing a physical environment that positively influences human behavior. The theory is based on four principles: natural access control, natural surveillance, territoriality, and maintenance. With the above in mind, evaluation of the premises or ‘target’ can include the following recommendations for the physical facility: INTERIOR […]

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IMPORTANCE OF OPEN & CLOSE SUPERVISION & THE REPORTS

Published September 20, 2020

‘Open’ indicates the alarm is disarmed with the business being ‘open’ for the day. ‘Close’ indicates the alarm system is armed. Someone entering in must either disarm the system or the alarm system will be triggered. Authorities will be contacted for dispatch. If the person disarming the system is outside of pre-determined hour schedule, a […]

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TYPES OF UL FIRE ALARM CERTIFICATIONS

Published September 13, 2020

UL Certification of Fire Alarm Central Station vs Remote Station Service. The differences between them are: the level of service required by the alarm company to ensure the system is back in service. In the event of a fire the system must be operating. I have seen alarm keypads registering “TROUBLE CONDITION”  within restaurants or […]

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