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A sample of an digital password locked door or an access control system.

ACCESS CONTROL/
INTRUSION SYSTEMS

An electronic security system. They typically use an identifier such as an access card to authorise people to enter certain areas. And, as they’re capable of logging who accessed where and when, they can provide valuable data to help you track how your buildings and sites are being used.

Manufacturer's Website:

MAGNET Security

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CCTV MONITORING SYSTEMS

Manufacturer's Website:

MAGNET Security

Closed-circuit television (CCTV), also known as video surveillance, is the use of video cameras to transmit a signal to a specific place, on a limited set of monitors. It differs from broadcast television in that the signal is not openly transmitted, though it may employ point-to-point (P2P), point-to-multipoint (P2MP), or mesh wired or wireless links. Even though almost all video cameras fit this definition, the term is most often applied to those used for surveillance in areas that require additional security or ongoing monitoring. On another note, videotelephony is seldom called "CCTV" which is one exception to the use of video in distance education, where it is an important tool.

A technician adjusting the settings of a control panel.

FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM/FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEM

A fire suppression system is an engineered group of units that are built to extinguish fires through the application of a substance. Most commonly, a fire suppression system has built-in components that detect fires at the beginning stages through heat, smoke, and other warning signals. These are attached to an alarm system that will alert you when the fire has been detected and initiate steps for action to further suppress the fire. The majority of fire suppression systems will automatically release the application of an external substance to extinguish the fire after the detection and/or alert. However, some fire suppression systems have a manual application release.

Manufacturer's Website:

Airfire

SRI

HDFire

CIQURIX

A sample image of a fire alarm system in the background.

FIRE ALARM SYSTEM 

Fire Alarm System is designed to alert us to an emergency so that we can take action to protect ourselves, staff and the general public. Fire alarms are found in Offices, Factories, and public buildings, they are a part of our everyday routine but are often overlooked until there is an emergency at which point, they might just save our lives. Whatever the method of detection is, if the alarm is triggered, sounders will operate to warn people in the building that there may be a fire and to evacuate. The fire alarm system may also incorporate a remote signal system which could then alert the fire brigade via a central station.