Security Solutions

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Door & Window Sensors

Doors and windows are the weakest and most targeted points in a home for a burglar. These sensors also known as “contact sensors", "contact magnets", or "entry sensors” are the most popular options in a security systems package. Door and Window Sensors come in a variety of different sizes and specifications but at their core they produce the same outcome using the following logic:

  • One magnet attached to the frame and the other sensor attached to the door or window.
  • When the window or door is closed, the magnets create a closed circuit that renders the connection secure (as illustrated in the photo).
  • When the entry point is opened, the two magnets will separate causing an open circuit and triggering an alarm.
  • (Available to be Hidden Or Visible)
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Glass Break Detectors

Contact sensors work great when someone breaches your premises by opening a window or door, but what if a burglar decides to enter the premises by breaking the glass on a window? This is where a glass break detector comes in handy. They complement window and door sensors perfectly by providing an extra angle of protection.

These devices work by detecting the frequency or shockwaves associated with glass breaking, a door being forced open, or either entry point being smashed into. These devices typically mount on a wall or ceiling near a group of windows or glass door with a limited amount of range. Therefore, it is recommended to have multiple on the base level of your home to ensure maximum protection.

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Motion Detectors

Motion detection has become the standard for residential and commercial security systems. When your home is armed these motion detectors send out invisible radar, infrared, or photo sensing frequency waves.

  • Radar: Deploys ultrasonic sounds waves that emit then deflect off stationary surfaces and repeat until a disturbance is detected in the process.
  • Infrared: Detect emitted infrared energy in the form of heat given off by any human or animal. When there is an increase in heat energy detected, the alarm will sense a disturbance and sound an alarm.
  • Photo Sensing: Deploys ultra-focused laser or light beams at a stationary object and sounds an alarm when the beams are crossed.
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Panic Buttons

A device that when triggered manually by a user deploys an immediate response by the targeted response team (Police, Fire, EMS). These buttons can emit a sound or be silent depending on the client’s preference. In many cases fire and burglar panic buttons will sound an alarm while a medical button will not. Installation points of these devices are best advised in areas of the premise that are easy to access or are around entry points like a front door.

The reasoning for this is that if you have an emergency the closer you are to the button, the quicker the response will be and better chances of frightening an intruder in the case of a burglary. We advise to have a minimum of one per floor in residential and commercial structures or more depending on the layout of the premise. Keep note that all keypads installed by Checkpoint Alarms have a Police, Fire, EMS panic button.

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Keypads

The root of a security system, the keypad functions as the controls to your alarm system. This is not to be confused with the alarm control panel. The control panel is the “brains” of the security system like the hardware on your phone or computer, where as the keyboard or screen of your phone would be the keypad on your alarm. The keypad serves a variety of functions:

  • Arming / Disarming the system
  • Programming new zones
  • Panic Buttons
  • Alerting the user which zones are currently triggered (open bedroom window/motion detected in family room/open garage door)
  • Stay Mode: Enables all exterior devices like window/door sensors while disabling indoor devices like motion detectors. Excellent for when you want to be protected while you are in your home.
  • Chime Mode: Enables a chime feature that will ring from the keypad when a zone is triggered like a door or window without sounding an alarm.
  • Quick Exit: Arm the system with a single push exit button

Cameras

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Doorbell Cameras

24/7 eyes and ears on your front door. You’ll always know who and what is at your door – even when you’re away.

  • Most doorbell cameras feature HD video, for crisp and clear capture. Typically, you’ll find resolutions ranging from 720p to 1080p, with some cameras having higher resolutions like 2k.
  • This will allow you to be alerted in the event someone stops by or is lurking on your property. Generally, you’ll be able to view live streaming footage of your front door or review a video clip.
  • Listen in and communicate with visitors through two-way audio.
  • Video storage options for cloud or SD card based available
  • Night vision capability
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Security Cameras

  • Indoor & Outdoor
  • Weatherproof & Vandal proof
  • 1080p, 2k & 4k HD Options Available
  • Mobile / Tablet Viewing Optimization
  • Motion / Temperature Detection
  • Night Vision Capabilities
  • Pan, Tilt, Zoom (PTZ) Capability – Makes it easy to monitor large areas with a single camera
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Remote / Mobile Viewing

Have 24/7 access to your cameras from your smart phone or tablet. Upon installation, we will set you up with remote viewing ability through a secure server with login credentials or through your IP address that your system is set up on. In addition, many of these security camera apps allow you to view multiple cameras simultaneously, control PTZ settings, view recorded images, search through archived footage, play back events, and much more.

Card Access

Access control systems vary widely in type and complexity. However, most card access control systems
consist of at least the following basic components:

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Access Cards

The access card may be thought of as an electronic "key". The access card is used by persons to gain access through the doors secured by the access control system. Each access card is uniquely encoded. Most access cards are approximately the same size as a standard credit card and can easily be carried in a wallet or purse.

Card Readers

Card readers are the devices used to electronically "read" the access card. Card readers may be of the "insertion" type (which require insertion of the card into the reader), or may be of the "proximity" type (which only require that the card be held in a 3" to 6" proximity of the reader. Card readers are usually mounted on the exterior (non-secured) side of the door that they control.

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Access Control Keypads

Access control keypads are devices which may be used in addition to or in place of card readers. The access control keypad has numeric keys which look like the keys on a touch-tone telephone. The access control keypad requires that a person desiring to gain access enter a correct numeric code.

Electronic Lock Hardware

Electric lock hardware is the equipment that is used to electrically lock and unlock each door that is controlled by the access control system. There are a wide variety of different types of electric lock hardware. These types include electric locks, electric strikes, electromagnetic locks, electric exit devices, and many others. The specific type and arrangement of hardware to be used on each door is determined based on the construction conditions at the door. In almost all cases, the electric lock hardware is designed to control entrance into a building or secured space. To comply with building and fire codes, the electric lock hardware never restricts the ability to freely exit the building at any time.

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