In the past, early warning of intruders required mains electricity or a telephone line. Secure Site UK offers insurer standard battery-powered alarm systems for void properties, which can be triggered wirelessly (as long as the site has mobile phone network coverage). Think of it as a security guard that never needs to sleep.
These industrial-strength units are designed to be fitted in an inconspicuous corner of the property. The batteries last for a year at a time and monitor a number of infra-red detectors located at strategic points where intruders might conceivably gain access to the property.
Even if the detectors were to be spotted, intruders would not have time to find or gain access to the control box. This is armed with a key-switch and built to withstand vandals.
Secure Site UK monitors its installed base of alarms and responds as required. The company offers national coverage with a team of mobile patrols, who can turn out to investigate the cause. It is often preferable for the emergency services to be summoned by a patrol man who can offer a reliable assessment of a situation.
Watching continuous security camera output can be as productive as watching paint dry. Secure Site UK offers motion-triggered video cameras. Any movement sets off the camera, which then encrypts a video clip and alerts a central monitoring station over the firm’s independent GSM mobile communication system. This can be configured to send warning texts to as many as five nominated numbers, such as key holders or other emergency contacts.
Once again, the emergency services are summoned once a human being has assessed the situation. The centralised monitoring station operates around the clock, where trained security professionals evaluate the situation and send a patrol or call the police, as required.
This means that patrols are not summoned to attend for animal or bird triggered footage – preventing false alarm call-outs and unnecessary costs to the landlord. These units are suitable for installation in garages or lock-ups, as well as farm buildings, such as stables or barns, or to watch assets such as oil containers, air conditioning units or lead on roofs.
For more information about Secure Site UK’s void property security services, please call 0800 177 7027.