How it works




When the alarm system is armed, movement or intrusion is initally detected via sensors. Sensors can be passive infrared (PIRs), magnetic door contacts, pressure sensors, infrared long range perimeter sensors, glass break detectors, dual motion detectors and more. The alert is then sent to the control panel via alarm cable or via the network.




The panel controls the arming and disarming of the alarm system. It can be armed through using fobs, pin codes, or more securely, a biometric reader. Sensors are connected to circuits in the panel via alarm cable and the triggering of these sensors will prompt a pre-programmed response. The control panel is tamper proof installed with dual path signalling as required.




The most basic response to a triggered alarm is a loud internal and external sounder also known as a bell box. The tamper proof alarm control panel can also be preset to alert the keyholder and/ or an ARC (Alarm Receiving Centre) where trained operators will then take action; either to alert the authorities, the keyholder, or a guarding company.




Couple an intruder alarm with CCTV for quick verification that an alert is a genuine intrusion. Combine with biometric readers to set/ unset the alarm and ensure you know exactly who disarmed the system and when.

Why Almas? The Right Security Solution, For Your Business

Almas are expert in security for the independent care sector. We will help you to build an integrated security solution which will protect your care environment and can advise you of your responsibilities under GDPR. We offer a range of payment options, including no upfront cost and full maintenance.


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    No, you cannot be in the building when the system is activated because it would set off a silent alarm.  As part of the alarm verification procedure, the emergency and service control centre immediately checks the alarm activation.

    An intruder alarm system is made up of the following components: a central control unit that controls the whole system, passive infrared sensors that detect intrusion and trigger the alert to the control centre as soon as anyone tries to break in, and a control panel

    Sensors should not point towards moving objects or sources of heat in the building.  The preliminary alarm check carried out by the emergency and service control centre can also help, before the police are informed.