Girsh Alarm general recommendations
Here are some baseline recommendations for visitors to our web
This is not
complete or comprehensive security advice for your specific situation. All information contained
here is subject to the terms and conditions of our contract. Please contract with us for additional
suggestions, tips, ideas, and advice.
An electronic security system is
likely to increase your security and the security of your property. Any system can be compromised, bypassed, or
avoided. A system may not prevent any loss: you may still have a burglary, robbery, fire, holdup, medical
condition, or other problem.
For all clients and potential clients, our recommendations include some of the
- If you are considering having a system installed for the first time, considering updating or adding to your
system, or if has been some time since your system was installed, we recommend a needs analysis. What are your
specific circumstances? What concerns do you have? How has your property and your use of the property changed
since your system was installed? Let's discuss this.
- using high-quality equipment.
- considering the best solutions for your security needs regardless of cost. You may need to make compromises
in order to afford a system; be aware that that may result in compromises to your security.
- being able to add to your security system later may also be an important factor in designing your system
and in choosing equipment.
- that equipment be located in different locations. We recommend separating the location of the control panel
or Central Procesing Unit (CPU), touchpad, siren, and communication connections whenever it is practical to do
- having multiple locations to turn the alarm on and off. In addition to key fobs, which are mobile, and
SmartPhone apps, there should be touchpads located in fixed (non-moving) locations.
- key fobs or using a SmartPhone app to make it easier for you to arm and disarm your security system.
- central station monitoring of your security systems.
- monitoring of a regularly scheduled test signal: once a week for burglar alarms; 24-hour daily test signals
for commercial fire alarm systems.
- that you test all parts of your security system regularly and frequently.
- regular and frequent inspections of your security systems.
- more than one method of communicating with us: consider both multiple phone lines, redundant communication,
back-up communication, telephone line fault notification, and more.
- noise located through-out the property so that you will be alerted to a problem in your property.
- a contact to detect the opening of every exterior door and window thru-out your property.
- back-up detection. This includes motion detectors and interior contacts located through-out the house.
- glass break detection thru-out the property.
- panic buttons - both mobile units and fixed units - through-out your property.
- that you consider exterior detection devices, provided your property meets certain requirements, such as
- Are there any special circumstances that create greater risks for you? Do you have special risks, such as
expensive jewelry, a gun collection, or other items? Do you have other special risks? Do you have a safe?
- sprinkler systems in all properties. See your sprinkler company for recommendations and details.
- fire extinguishers. See your fire extinguisher expert for details and recommendations.
- high quality locks: see your locksmith for recommendations and details about what to buy.
- high-quality and complete insurance coverage. Please contact your insurance agent for his or her
There is so much that we can do to provide additional security for you; in fact, there
is always more that can be done. This is a partial list of some items that can be added to your existing system and
that should be considered as part of a new system as well.
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