Home Automation and Alarm System Security

DESIGNING A COMPREHENSIVE SECURITY SYSTEM

Customers always ask us what will be a good security system for their home or business? There are a lot of elements that go into consideration in designing a good Houston alarm and home automation system, here are a few to consider.

COMMUNICATION

Communication of your alarm panel is one of the most important elements to consider when designing a reliable security system. By design a burglar alarm panel support POTS line communication. This is the old-fashioned phone line that we used to call "analog line” or "Land Line". However, over the past few years, service providers moved to digital lines that are not reliable to use a communication line for an alarm panel. Not to mention that a landline can be always accessed from the outside and can be disabled easily. At Megasystems Security we offer cellular communicators to support various alarm panels. This will assure that communication is uninterrupted to the monitoring station within your Houston alarm and home automation system.

PERIMETER 3 LAYERS STRATEGY

At Megasystems, we believe that the first line of a security system will always be the perimeter. Door and Window contacts are your first line of defense, and therefore you should NOT skip them. The second layer of the Houston alarm system will be your glass break sensors, those sensors will trigger upon the sound of breaking glass, sensors should be distributed according to distance limitations that listed by the manufacturer. The last layer of the Houston home automation system will be the motions sensors. Placement of sensors will be determined by the technician to get the most coverage with keeping in mind to locate them in areas that will not create unnecessary false alarms.

FIRE

Alarm smoke and heat sensors are life safety devices that are distributed throughout the house according to fire code. Megasystems Security holds Texas Fire Alarm Company License and will provide with the ultimate alarm system design to make sure for entire home coverage

EMERGENCY DISPATCH

At Megasystems we make sure to offer with the latest emergency panic buttons that can be located in a key area of the house. All of our alarm panels include a panic button that is built into the keypad or touch panel.

ALARM PERMIT

Most cities and jurisdictions nowadays require getting an alarm permit. Getting an Alarm Permit is the responsibility of the customer, you should check with your office or local jurisdiction on how to get a permit for a Houston alarm system. This is a very important step as some municipalities require to have that in place before they will dispatch the local police.

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solutions for smarter home security

A Megasystems Security powered system provides solutions to monitor and protect your home — and everyone in it. More than just a smart app, Alarm.com seamlessly connects the key systems in your home on one platform so they work more intelligently together.

Smart Security

Patented Crash & Smash Protection

Your security system will continue to work even if the security panel is damaged or the phone line is cut.

Dedicated Connection 

Dedicated and secure cellular communication provides safe and reliable uninterrupted protection.

Two-Way Emergency Voice 

Your system will continue to work even if the security panel is damaged or the phone line is cut.

VIDEO MONITORING

Live Streaming Video

Watch live feeds from your property right on your phone, tablet or computer.

Instant Video Alerts

Get video clips sent directly to you when the front door opens, the alarm goes off, or if motion is detected. Never Miss a Thing Easily searchable event history makes it quick to find the clips you want to watch later.

Continuous Recording 

Enjoy 24/7 HD recording through our Stream Video Recorder (SVR). The SVR provides secure, cloud-based streaming and video clip access from anywhere. Why Megasystems Security is right for you: • Protect what matters most. • Take control of your energy use. • Ensure wellness and peace of mind. • Instantly see what you care about. • Connect carbon monoxide and smoke detectors for proactive safety. • Have your home work automatically to meet your needs.

Commercial and Business Security Solutions 

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SITE SECURITY ANALYSIS

The first step you need to take when beginning to formulate an impenetrable system is to analyze where you currently stand with the security of your organization. Megasystems Security will do this by putting together a detailed report which will look at all different vulnerabilities of your building’s, taking into account the level of violence and crime in the neighborhood, and the security of neighboring businesses and buildings. Considering the layout of the property, the accessibility of exits for employees in the case of a fire event, the windows and doors that pose a risk. All this is in order to get an idea of the potential issues and possible pitfalls that you may come across so that you as a business owner can mediate your risk.
After compiling all the necessary data, a report will be delivered, listing personalized recommendations for how the security of the business could be improved to its utmost potential. This report will include many practical suggestions for keeping intruders and unwanted guests away.

TARGET HARDENING

Ballistic protection 

To ensure that your establishment and the employees within it are safe from potentially fatal criminal attacks, attention has to be given to making the building immune to firearms. Ballistic protection involves bulletproofing key entry points, doors, glass windows, walls and creating a safe designated area that people in the building will be able to take cover in an active shooter situation.

Bulletproof Glass

Since windows and any other areas that are made out of glass pose a high risk of penetration, it is imperative that access points made of bullet resistant glass. All regular glass windows and glass partitions should have special security film that holds the glass together in the event of detonation of an explosive device.

Security Bollards

Security bollards are another way to strengthen the security of your building. These unsightly steel posts, provide a multidimensional purpose. They physically block intruders from entering the property easily, especially in vehicles, and they give off an ominous visual presentation too which can deter potential thieves. They also protect pedestrians passing in front of the property from any vehicular attacks.

Fences and Gates

A simple and old-fashioned solution, fences and gates have always been used to enclose high-security areas. Nowadays there are so many options and ways to make these enclosures smart. Electronic gates, programmed to allow only qualified individuals entry, can keep intruders at bay.
Working with a Megasystems Security, you can determine which options work best for your unique needs. Depending on the nature of your property, you may opt for a harsher and more ominous deterrent such as barbed wire fences. If you want a more sophisticated appearance but a similar level of protection, another anti-climb fence such as an ornamental iron fence which also has protruding curved sharp points at the top may be a more suitable option.
If your business is equipped with a parking lot, having a gate in the parking lot is crucial. Parking lot gates come in an assortment of options, with possibilities such as an arm which acts as a barrier for vehicles who are denied access, as well as gates that slide or swing open and grant controlled access to qualified individuals.

Video Monitoring

Perhaps most important of all is having a properly installed security cameras system, to keep a 24-hour account every day of all the goings-on in the building and to instantly alert dispatch in the event of any suspicious activity.
As with many other security measures, this will serve the purpose of being able to pinpoint any criminals on video, dispatch police immediately to prevent theft, and also to deter possible burglars.
Megasystems offer a variety of different solutions for smart video monitoring services that can be tailored to your specific needs.

Maintenance Program

Every security system, no matter how efficient, must be checked periodically and maintained to ensure that it is always functioning optimally. These checks should be regularly scheduled and never overlooked so that there are no glitches in the program. If even one element of a security system is faulty, the entire formula can collapse, and the security of the business is at risk. To avoid making your system vulnerable to malfunctions, it is wise to invest in a security plan that involves a security professional conducting routine inspections. It is recommended to schedule these checkups frequently, even every month if possible, and at the very least, annually. Megasystems Security will work with you based on the equipment you have to tailor the best maintenance program to cover your systems.