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Magnetic sensors on doors and windows (including interior doors)
Motion sensors in hallways and big rooms (like a warehouse)
Laser sensors in large ducts.
I use an ADT competitor, and they will call me on alarm, power outage over 5 minutes, temperature under 50 degrees, temperature over 70 degrees in my server room, or fire.
Tone Arm is correct, employee theft more prevalent than break ins. Both from long time employees and temps.
You have to stay vigilant or poof! there goes your bottom line...KF
PS Funny thing one night I was working late and the guard dog wouldn't let me out of my office. Had to call the dog guard company to collar the dog so I could leave.
[edited by: King_Fisher at 9:28 pm (utc) on Sep. 6, 2007]
Friend did that in his store, the employees saw the one camera, it was IMPOSSIBLE to miss as it was large and had a sign around it saying "smile" you're on camera. He caught people all the time who avoided that camera, but didn't think there were others. It looks really funny watching someone "avoid" the cameras when they're in full frame on another one :p
I should have mentioned above - have stickers for the security company in every window and on every door.
As for employee theft, we have cameras all around the warehouse that are running all day. A determined employee could steal without being caught, but not for long.
sja65, how much did your hardware/setup cost you? Monthly fee?
I'm just wondering if those bars on the windows, and those accordian style gates actually prevent people from breaking in (aside from maybe putting a would-be-theif off since there might be easier targets).
If someone wants to get in they will. Steel lined doors, grilles on windows, steel mesh in flat roofs are all designed to slow them down.
Motion detectors, magnetic contacts on doors and windows, breaking glass detectors should detect intruders as early as possible and trigger a loud bell. Hopefully this'll scare them off.
Camera's - a waste of time, heard of masks!
Dogs - can be poisoned, but generally speaking most burglars won't take them on.
Floodlights - well lit areas are a big deterant.