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We offer security and alarm systems from almost every major brand for home or business. Choose from a wide selection of wired and wireless alarms, from simple do it yourself systems, to commercial level professional security systems. An alarm system is one piece of the security puzzle that should also include quality phyiscal door and window hardware, signage, cameras controlled access.
If you're interesting in learning more about picking your own alarm system, we have a great starter guide here: GUIDE TO CHOOSING YOUR ALARM SYSTEM
WIRED OR WIRELESS
When referring to wired or wireless security systems it's typically the sensors and detectors that we're referring to.
Wired sensors are inexpensive and never need battery changes. During new construction or renovatoin it's easy to run wires to typical wired sensors like doors, windows, glass breaks, smokes and motion as well as keypads and sirens.
For existing homes, running wires is an art form and best performed by professionals or high level do it yourself installers. In this case, wireless sensors are the way to go. The sensors will cost more but labour is reduced to only a fraction of the time it would take to run wires in this case. Plus the battery life of new wireless alarm systems have dramatically improved.
SELF MONITORED OR PROFESSIONAL MONITORING
Do you want your alarm to notify you, your family, a friend or neighbour? In this case you're looking for a self monitored alarm system. These can either call out using a telephone line, or they may send a text message or push message to an app on your phone.
On the other hand if you're looking for an insurance discount, want police or guard dispatch or would like the fire department notified in case of a fire without your intervention, then you need a professionally monitored alarm system.
Beyond the alarm function, would you like to integrate smart home functions with your security system? Some systems like the Ring Alarm can work with smart devices directly. For example, Ring supports basic ZWave devices.
Others like DSC may be integrated with a Smart Home Hub like Vera for immersive smart home and alarm integration. This is a more complex set up and it's much more powerful.
All of our systems carry the full manufacturer's warranty.
More importantly, we are here for you after the sale with technical and warranty support if you need it.
This is extremely important as professional alarm system manufacturers will not directly support end users and those that do, often do not have local Canadian return facilities.
So while you may be tempted to buy from one of the big box type etailers, ask about warranty and tech support after the sale. Most other sellers leave you stranded after 30 days.
If you need help selecting a security system or putting the pieces together, we offer free advice and will do our best to answer all your questions.