Port Elizabeth, SA
These days, alarm systems can consist of many elements which make up the system – including passive infrared detectors, magnetic contacts, panic buttons, outdoor beams, CCTV systems and electric fencing, amongst other things.
A basic system, however, will always consist of some standard elements:
This is normally situated at least 1.5 metres below your ceiling of your premises and is the nerve centre of your alarm system. This should always be additionally ‘guarded’ by a specialised dual detection sensor, as the panel is, in effect, the brain of your alarm system and if tampered with could mean negative consequences.. This should always be additionally ‘guarded’ by a specialised dual detection sensor, as the panel is, in effect, the brain of your alarm system and if tampered with could mean negative consequences.
The panel contains all the connections to the various detection elements of your system, your keypad and your transmitter (whether digital or radio based).
Your keypad is your window to your system. The keypad stores various programmes and is how you activate and deactivate your system, set stay modes and bypass zones. The keypad is connected to the detection elements of your system via your panel.
Please see individual user guides regarding programming on your keypad for the various brand-name systems which Atlas installs. If you do not have one, please contact your sales consultant or our technical team for your copy.
Test your Alarm on a regular basis at least once a month.
The use of Magnetic door and window contacts on all your external doors and windows are strongly recommended by Atlas Security and are one of the minimum specification standards required by all South African Insurance Association (SAIA) Approved alarm installations. Failure to install these door contacts can seriously compromise your security.