Security

Security

McDevitt Electrical & Controls offer businesses tailored and bespoke security solutions for their site(s) around the United Kingdom. Whether you have warehouses filled with tangible items that need protecting or if you are looking for a more advanced CCTV system, we are to help. The need for robust security solutions is critical, and we understand that the safety of your commercial or industrial property is paramount. Our comprehensive security offerings, including intruder alarms, access control systems, and CCTV surveillance, are designed to safeguard your assets, protect your personnel, and provide you with peace of mind.

Intruder Alarms, Access Control and CCTV Solutions

Security, CCTV and Access control by McDevitt Electrical

Intruder Alarms

A sophisticated and well-maintained alarm is the foundation of security for any business, so ensuring you have an effective intruder alarm and security system is crucial. An effective alarm shields tangible assets, deters theft and vandalism, and safeguards finances and reputation.
Intruder alarms swiftly detect unauthorised entry, which quickly limits disruption and any possible downtime.

Whilst alarms bring peace of mind to both business owners and employees, they can also aid in compliance with industry regulations and insurance requirements, potentially reducing costs.

Elements of an effective Intruder Alarm System

An effective intruder alarm system should encompass different elements and concepts to ensure you are protected and feel satisfied with the safety it provides. Intruder alarm systems can have different features, but alarms by McDevitt Electrical & Control always include: 

  • Control Panel
  • Sensors
  • Alarm communication
  • Audio and visual indicators 
  • Keypads/user interface
  • Backup Power supply
  • Collaboration with monitoring centres/software
  • Zone specific triggering 

Intruder alarm systems and solutions should be unique to your business, encompassing all of your requirements. McDevitt Electrical & Controls can provide tailored solutions to commercial and industrial businesses in the North West. Choose from a range of systems and features whilst adhering to your budget.

Access Control

While external security measures like intruder alarms are vital, it’s equally important to focus on internal security and management. This is why access control systems are crucial. Access control offers a solution to safeguard assets, regulate personnel entry, and ensure the safety of your workforce.

The Importance of Access Control

Access control systems offer solutions to many requirements within an organisation, addressing a range of security and operational concerns:

Elements of Access Control Systems

Access control systems can encompass a variety of elements, including the following, which are designed to cater to your specific requirements:

  • Keypads: Secure entry through code-based access.
  • Proximity Readers: Keyless entry with access cards or fobs.
  • Biometric Scanners: Technology that uses fingerprint or facial recognition for ultimate security.
  • Swipe Cards: A convenient and secure way to access designated areas.
  • Phone and Video Entry: Efficient visitor screening and entry control.
  • ID Readers: Verify individuals with ease.
  • Exit Buttons: Streamlined exit for authorised personnel.
  • Wireless Solutions: Flexible and convenient access control systems.
  • Tokens: Secure, token-based entry management.

Ensuring you have a sophisticated access control system will instantly benefit your business with benefits like improved security and safety, time management auditing and customisation. Choosing the correct access control systems can be difficult, but McDevitt is here to help. Our team will work with your senior management and/or facility management team to consider your options and offer a bespoke solution. 

CCTV Solutions

A Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) system is another indispensable tool for ensuring the safety and security of your business. This measure is another addition to an effective security strategy. CCTV systems capture and transmit images which can be recorded and monitored for security purposes, providing you with a valuable tool for safeguarding your premises.

An operational CCTV system enhances the security of your business, whilst simultaneously ensuring evidence if any issues are to occur. CCTV will deter crime, as the presence of a camera will instantly prove that you take security seriously. However, in the unfortunate event of a security breach or dispute, CCTV footage serves as invaluable evidence, as an accurate account of incidents, aiding in investigations, insurance claims, and legal proceedings. CCTV can also provide senior leadership with useful insight into your business operations. By monitoring customer flow, employee conduct, and logistical processes, CCTV can additionally identify areas for improvement.

Elements of a Functioning CCTV System

Whilst CCTV systems should be tailored to the requirements of individual businesses and sites, each system should include fundamental features for safety and efficiency. 

A CCTV system should of course be equipped with functioning cameras, that feed footage into a Video Management System (VMS) which allows you to control, view, and manage the footage from multiple cameras in one place. The VMS system should be a user-friendly interface for live viewing and playback.

Every CCTV System should include an infrastructure, that allows access to the web, this may be cloud-based or have a network infrastructure. Cloud-based software is a modern solution to CCTV, offering more flexibility and scalability without the need for extensive on-site infrastructure. 

A CCTV Security System should have a user-friendly interface for monitoring, viewing and remote access. This interface allows authorised personnel to monitor live feeds and review recordings remotely from a mobile or PC. 

When installing a CCTV system, the environment surrounding the cameras must be taken into account. Lighting, potential obstructions, camera placement and the quality of the camera are all important factors that can contribute to a CCTV system’s effectiveness.  

The correct CCTV solution for your business

When choosing the correct CCTV system for your business, we recommend considering the following details:

  • Purpose of the system
  • Coverage 
  • Type of camera
  • Amount of storage space
  • Image quality & file size
  • Integration with other security systems

We understand that the different elements of security can be overwhelming and it can be difficult to make a decision. When working with McDevitt Electrical & Controls, we can offer specialist advice and act as a sounding board when making important decisions. For more information about our security system installation services, get in touch today.

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