About District Security Systems
The abundance of security systems and suppliers available in the market today can be daunting and confusing for home & business owners who want to install or upgrade their security systems. It is common knowledge that security industry throughout the world is plagued by fly-by-night operators who are different from the proffesionals by their lack of commitment to back-up service, inexperience and, in many instances, a lack of integrity. You also need to be careful of being tempted into buying substandard products, both local and foreign, which are widely available and temptingly cheap.
Don’t compromise on your family’s security – you don’t want to have to live with the kind of regret that could arise out of having taken a shortcut, which then resulted in a tragedy.
As a result, DISTRICT SECURITY SYSTEMS was established in 2002. We use the latest in alarm monitoring software and equipment as well as the highest quality intruder detection products.
Important questions you should be asking
With South Africa’s current high levels of crime, protecting homes and family’s has never been more important than it is today. Reasearch has shown that homes without monitored security systems are about three times more likely to be broken into than those with a system.
Insurance companies even offer a discount up to 20% on homeowners
insurance to those with home security systems with SAIDSA APPROVED monitoring and armed response.
Knowing that your home is protected by DISTRICT WATCH, will provide you with peace of mind 24 hours a day, whether you are at home, at work or even on holiday.
Times Change and people change. Their is no longer a place for one size fits all” security system because your needs are probably very different from those of people around you.
Your security system must be designed with functionality in mind, it has to be simple to use and it must give you freedom & flexibility to upgrade whenever you desire. A well-designed security system should take both your lifestyle & individual security needs into account.
DISTRICT SECURITY SYSTEMS fits a full security system that offers protection well beyond just an alarm going off. It can include outdoor protection, infrared beams, home automation, armed response notification and many other benefits. Security Systems are the way to go if it’s complete peace of mind you are after and not just something to reduce your insurance premium. In our current criminal climate, there is no doubt that a more evolved security system is preferable.
A home security system is not only a monetary investment but an investment in your family’s safety. It is therefore important that you do your homework thoroughly. You need decide on factors such as whether to go the wired or wireless route, whether to install cameras and whether an indoor alarm system would be more suitable than one that monitors both the interior & the exterior of your property.
Another important aspect to consider is whether the security system is capable of expansion to accommodate possible future needs. it is at this point that you should be assessing monitored response by a armed response company.
Someone selecting a home to burgle generally looks for two elements: they have to be able to get in and out quickly, while remaining unseen. If either one of these conditions doesn’t exist, they will move to the next property, so it makes sense to have a system in place that will slow down and even expose intruders as they enter your premises.
Outdoor protection in its various forms is the ideal first level of protection providing both an early warning of attempted intrusion and a deterrent or delay factor for intruders. The easiest way to protect your premises is by installing specialised outdoor photoelectric beams and boundary protection detectors.
The photoelectric beam sends out pulsed beams of infrared light between transmitters and receivers, any object breaking the beams will activate the alarm. With today’s technological advancements, beams and detectors are designed to limit false alarms, and most are pet friendly.
The beams detect intruders and sound the alarm before they actually break in, the intruder is normally deterred from entering your house, which dramatically increases your safety levels.
The level of protection afforded to a building or area is normally determined by the risk of intrusion or other criminal activity. We recommended installing a system that comprises of several different complementary layers of protection.
A false alarm is any alarm caused by human error, environmental factor or problem with equipment that summonses a response from an armed response company, who on arrival can find no evidence of any crime having been committed. False alarms can be reduced dramatically by choosing the right security equipment and using the system correctly.
Alarms were originally designed to protect lives and property. Properly installed, used and maintained, alarms are a real asset. When misused, however, they become a liability to you, your neighbours and the armed response company, who spend a significant amount of time and money responding to false alarms. As a system user, false alarms are both inconvenient and cause unnecessary panic without any benefit in terms of reducing crime.
Repeated false alarms can cause concerned parties and surrounding residents to become increasingly complacent if the problem is not addressed upfront while at the same time endangering the safety and welfare of the public, responsible parties and response officer. Power surges from black outs and lightning strikes can cause false alarms in security systems.
By installing surge protection equipment danger can be averted. This protection can shield burglar and fire alarm panels from damage and prevent many false alarms.
- Make sure everyone is familiar with alarm system operations.
- Secure doors and windows before arming the system.
- Be aware of changes in the environment ( i.e., new animals, design
- changes, new employees).
- Notify central station of any and all changes. ( i.e. house guests, name changes).
- Equipment should be routinely inspected, and maintained by District Security Systems personnel.