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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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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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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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Glass Breakage Detection

Published August 18, 2020

Below are different devices to attempt to detect glass breakage by intruders. Originally, there was window ‘foil’ or silver tape. This tape was virgin lead. To apply it, one would initially put down a ‘track’ of clear spar varnish, wait for it to become tacky and then, while slightly stretching the lead foil, apply this […]

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