If you're concerned about having your office burglarized, your fears may not be completely unfounded. FBI studies have found that an unprotected office is roughly three times more likely to be robbed than one protected by an electronic security system. Arming your office with an alarm system can provide a powerful message of discouragement to a would-be burglar for far less money than you might expect.

The majority of small offices can be adequately protected with a fairly basic system. Doors and windows are fitted with contacts to detect unauthorized openings. Motion detectors sense movement after hours and keypads allow the system to be armed or disarmed by authorized personnel. The system is controlled by a master control panel which, in addition to triggering an alarm, usually provides a record of who has been arming & disarming.

A prime consideration in choosing an alarm system is convenience. Unless you want to restrict after-hours access to just one door, it may make sense to have a keypad installed at each regularly used egress point. Moreover, if different areas of your business are occupied at different times of day, those areas can be set up to arm and disarm independently.

You'll also need to consider how you want your office to be protected & what type of response you want when a violation is detected. The most important response is the one from our central station office where alarms are received, authorities are dispatched, and then, additional contacts you provide are notified to keep you informed about what has occurred. You can even choose whether the alarm is silent or, more commonly, sounds a siren &/or flashes a strobe light – inside your space or outside where others might be more likely to notice.

Your total costs will actually be lower since a professionally installed alarm system typically results in a 10% to 20% discount on business insurance premiums.

One way to keep costs low is by avoiding over-buying. For instance, installing magnetic contacts in every window of a conference room may be superfluous when a single motion detector is capable of securing the area. But keep in mind that a building alarm is only a partial defense. Well-lit entrance-ways and parking lots, and secure door and window locks also help make your office more secure.

As industry pioneers, Honeywell has developed many of the groundbreaking advances that have shaped today's residential and commercial security systems. We made systems easier to install and to use, developed the industry's most reliable supervised wireless products and the most flexible hybrid control panels on the market. We are also on the forefront of advancements in long range radio, Internet alarm communications and sensor technology-including the development of the world's best-selling glassbreak detectors. Click here to visit the Honeywell Web site, which features all Ademco proroducts.

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The Napco Security Group is a leading diversified manufacturer of security products, encompassing burglar and fire alarms, access control systems, video and electronic digital and proximity locks, as well as panic exit hardware . Sold and installed by tens-of-thousands of security professionals, from security dealers to locksmiths to systems integrators, millions of homes, businesses, institutions and people around the globe are protected by products from the Napco group of companies. Click here to visit the Napco Web site.

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The DMP integrated system is the ideal solution for a variety of applications. The DMP system is comprehensive and feature-rich, allowing you to install one panel for applications such as intrusion, fire, access control, and networks. Click here to visit the DMP Web site.