We will provide you with security package to suit your budget and requirements. Our engineers provide high-quality service to our customers. The experience and knowledge in security industry that we have gained along with our dedication for superior customer service ensure that our customers get the best security solutions that meet their needs. You can depend on us for expert advice about the following services that we provide: Installation of new and upgrading of alarm systems, wired and wireless alarm systems servicing and maintaining of new and existing Alarm systems
Knowing when an intruder has infiltrated your premises can mean the difference between being a victim of theft and preventing it. Whether protecting a small retail outlet, shop, restaurant, office or the family owned business. Griffin Security Services has the experience to ensure that the appropriate security controls are in place to help stop and reduce your losses. At Griffin Security Services, we know that no two small businesses are the same so our consultants and technicians are highly trained to design, supply, install, commission, service, maintain and monitor an intruder alarm system with complete confidentiality customised especially for your business or home.
Traditionally wired systems were the norm until the advent of wireless systems, however, they are still very much in use today as they have less maintenance requirements compared to wireless systems.
Our policy would be to install a wired system if the residence or premises is pre-wired.
With the advent of wireless technology, wireless intruder alarms are now very popular, especially in the domestic/residential market.
This is mainly due to the ease of installation and the reduced amount of mess and fuss associated with wired systems.
Modern wireless intruder alarms have proved to be very reliable and cost effective as no need to run cables.
Without sufficient detectors the Intruder Alarm System is virtually worthless, well-placed detectors allow the alarm to activate to would be threats rapidly minimising damage to your premises and stock from would be intruders. Key detectors are:
Door Contact – Providing alert to a door/shutter opening
Inertia Sensor – Detecting a window/door been forced open
PIR Detector – Passive Infra Red Detector, detects movement
Acoustic Detector – Detects certain pitches of noise in an area
Panic Button – Detects a Panic Alarm when pressed
Smoke Alarm – Detects Smoke or Fire
APP / REMOTE LOG IN
The HKC App delivers remote connectivity to HKC intruder alarm systems.
Available in Apple, Android and Microsoft operating platforms users can remotely set, unset, check status, interrogate the logs etc. of their security system.
Click [here] to download the HKC Portal
Click [here] to download the HKC Securecomm App for Android
Click [here] to download the HKC Securecomm App for IOS
Reasons why you should get your house Monitored
The general level of An Gárda Síochána states that over 40% of winter burglaries occur between 5.00pm and 11.00pm.
That is why the protection of a good home alarm system is an unfortunate necessity in 21st century Ireland.house-breaking and burglary is still high enough for all households to be rightly wary and concerned. A surprising proportion of incidents occurred when people were actually at home.
But an alarm system in itself is not enough and there is no doubt that a 24x365 monitoring service is the essential complement. A small price for protection and peace of mind.
Why you need monitoring
Everyone in Ireland has a story about house alarms ringing and apparently being ignored. When an alarm goes off, it may persuade an intruder to leave more speedily. Other than that, if no one responds in any way it just becomes a noise nuisance.
But a monitored and response alarm service ensures that appropriate action is taken immediately. When the alarm is triggered, the monitoring control centre will quickly contact the householder or other named contact to verify that the alert is real. When it is, or if the alarm is remotely verified by two or more different sensors, the Gardaí will be notified instantly. If it is a false alarm, a simple pre-agreed cancellation code word cancels the alert and the house ststem can be re-set by whoever is at home.
Guidelines from An Gárda Síochána mean that its policy now is not to attend an unmonitored alarm unless there is first hand evidence of crime. But an alert from a professional monitoring control centre always qualifies for a Gárda response as a verified alarm. In order to guarantee a Garda response you must have a Unique Reference Number (URN) issued by An Gárda Síochána. This requires certain conditions with which all Griffin Security Services installations comply. When we complete an installation, the final part of our process is to help the client fill in the Gárda URN form and submit it on their behalf. andthe house system can be.
What it achieves
The first purpose of an alarm system is to deter potential burglars, who will look for another unguarded house. The second is to scare intruders out of your home quickly and at the same time to alert you or your family, neighbours and the Gardaí. What happens after the alarm goes off will of course depend on the particular situation—neighbours and passers-by may just ignore the alarm. What monitoring ensures is that action is always taken. You are contacted immediately and if the alarm is verified the Gárdaí are notified immediately. From the alarm being triggered to Gárda notification can take less than a minute.
If the alarm system has been triggered accidentally it will usually mean that there is a family member at home, who can confirm that there is no problem. The alarm can then be re-set. Whatever the situation, the householder can return home or ask a trusted keyholder to check or to meet the Gárdaí and allow them access.
You will not be the neighbour from hell whose alarm goes off at random intervals and remains ringing all night, sometimes even days, before any action is taken.
All household insurance companies offer significant discounts on the annual premium where the home is covered by a monitored alarm service, usually at least 10% and up to 20%.
What Alarm Monitoring prevents
Even the most hardened criminals will target houses with no alarm or one that is not monitored. They know that a monitored alarm ensures Gárdaí will be notified immediately and a patrol car in the vicinity could mean Garda arrival in minutes. So there is a reasonable chance that you will lose fewer valuables. It is certainly a disincentive to carrying away slightly bulkier and incriminating items like laptop computers or televisions.
Monitoring also ensures that your alarm is switched off as soon as the situation is under control and does not become a nuisance, alienating your neighbour
SERVICE & MAINTENANCE
We can offer a repair and upgrade service on many out of date alarm systems such as HKC, Scopetronic, Vista 5, Horizon and Aritech.
These older systems need to conform to the new EN50131 Standard which is a requirement for your home insurance.
The new Garda monitoring policy came into effect in February 2008.
This means that all monitored alarms must send 2 completely different alarm activation's from each premises in order to activate a Garda response.
We also offer a full 24-hour call out service.