alarm system

Security System – what they can do and who should you trust with installation part 2

  • For a shop premises we can connect a panic button that can either send a silent alarm (no sirens) to the security company or an audible alarm.
  • There are many different movement detectors that can be connected. Back in the old days we used “reed switches” (a magnetic switch on the doors and windows to send the alarm off), also 360 degree sensors that look right around, “PET” detectors (only sensors larger items, it’s designed to ignore small things moving like a small dog or cat), a “beam” laser that when broken activates the alarm, “glass breaker” that basically is a microphone and listens for glass breaking, vibration sensor, ”wireless” movement sensors for places where cables cannot be run to, and of course the traditional sensor that we all know about.

Alarm systems have come a long way in recent times and of course will only advance further as time goes by, as proven above an intruder alarm is so much more today than it was in the past, it can be a fire alarm system, a fridge alarm system for a shop or factory (one alarm system can do the lot), basically any type of sensor can be connected to it and the system will monitor it. Crime rates are on the increase and are different from suburb to suburb; stats can be seen at so it’s becoming ever more important to have a system installed.

So when it comes to having an alarm system installed, you need to make sure your happy with the installer as he will know all the in’s and out’s off your house, also make sure he has a security licence and the company also has a master security licence. If the alarm system will be connected to the phone line, make sure the installer is carrying a cabling licence as per the Australian telecommunication regulation. Without all or any of these licences, the installer and the company are working illegally.

Our Master Security Licence Number is 000100765, and personal licenses can be presented upon request.


Security system – what they can do and who should you trust with installation part 1

There are many manufactures, brand and suppliers these days but what is a good security system and are all the installers giving you all the right information.

We use the NESS system ( it’s an Australianmade alarm system from Seven Hills in Sydney. We’ve found that there system is the easiest to use and program with many functions that not everybody will use.

Just to list a few did you know that the NESS system (and other security systems should feature some, if not all of the following) will;

  1. If programmed wired up to do, can call a mobile phone instead of a monitoring station, this will save money as a base station cost is usually $1 per day.
  2. Use a remote control to turn on and off the alarm system from outside the building and if an electric roller doors is installed, we can program the roller door to work off the same remote control as the alarm system is working on.
  3. If there is no phone line into the building, we can connect a GSM unit to communicate with the mobile phone network (we will also need a SIM card with an active account).
  4. If there is C-Bus home automation in the building, we can connect into it and do some lighting functions.
  5. We can connect smoke detector and temperature sensors; then program it to call a mobile phone if either detects smoke or the temperature is out of range, great for a business situation with fridges or cool rooms.
  6. Sites that are connected to the NBN, we can also connect to, as the NESS phone dialler complies with the Australian telecommunication regulation. More info can be seen at
This is part 1 of this blog, click here of part 2
Or you can head over to our alarm systems page for some more information.