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How to upgrade your burglar alarm system to a smart alarm

We can breathe a second life in to your old wired burglar alarm system and provide smartphone access to almost any alarm system.

Do you have an old burglar alarm system that has no app access and doesn’t integrate with your smart home? We have the answer, and you can use your old burglar alarm system!


A quick alarm upgrade and your burglar alarm system is SMART


The burglar alarm integration module allows connecting outdated wired burglar alarm systems to your smart phone and Google Home, Samsung Smart Things or Amazon Alexa. Our engineers can take your old system and open up more flexibility without the need to replace the entire system offering a cost saving on a total replacement and provide a simple, zero monthly fee app for all the family to use on their devices. One of the most rated benefits of having a modern burglar alarm system is app control for notifications anywhere, 24/7. Until now, that has meant a complete replacement of old systems.


Why has the smart integration been developed?

Security technologies are evolving every day. Not that long ago, alarm systems were installed to timely inform security companies about an intrusion, and now, they are the key parts of entire systems that combine automatic protection from different types of threats, video surveillance, and smart home capabilities.

This technological jump has divided the industry into two camps. On the one side, there are old alarm systems that perform their functions properly, although they do not offer smart home integration. On the other, there are smart home systems that offer many smart features but are not always ready to provide reliable security.

Our systems offer combined security standards with a user-friendly experience. The system uses radio wireless protocols and is operated via the app that can be installed on all of the family smart phone devices.


How does it work?

Our engineers will connect a new ‘Smart Box’ to your existing burglar alarm system that will provide internet connectivity and app access. You will be able to set, unset and receive alerts directly – 24/7.

The system has 18 wired zones for connecting devices and tampers that support 4 types of contacts: NO, NC (without a resistor), EOL (NC with a resistor), EOL (NO with a resistor). Besides 18 zones, the module has three 12V power outputs: 2 main and 1 separate for fire detectors.

The additional box, is powered by the 110/230V mains supply, and, in case of a power loss, there is a backup battery in the body that will supply the module and the connected devices.

Also, in the app, it is possible to define a room, a group, a device type (detector/tamper), and an alarm type for each device. Due to this, users can see a clear notification text indicating what happened, when, and where instead of the zone number of the triggered detector. And the security company receives a clear alarm code and responds according to the protocol. You can choose one of five alarm types:

  • intrusion
  • fire
  • medical help
  • panic button
  • gas leakage

The module is equipped with two tamper buttons, which respond to opening the lid and detaching the body from a wall — it will not be possible to open the MultiTransmitter without your awareness. And the adjustment of the resistor resistance in the app allows the module to instantly notice faults, power failure, or signal cable interruption of the connected detector.


New user experience

The upgrade allows you to switch from a simple wired alarm system to a smart burglar alarm in a step-by-step process. Firstly, a hub and an integration module can be installed. With these additions, customers get security management in the app, event log, and extensive upgrade options. Wireless leakage, smoke and glass break detectors, street and home sirens, smart plugs, and relays — all these devices can be added to the system at the time of the upgrade, or later to extend functionality.


How to order a Burglar Alarm upgrade installation in Northern Ireland 

If you would like to find out more about our burglar alarm upgrade or new burglar alarm systems, contact Advanced Overwatch today. A product specialist will be happy to provide free advice and a demonstration of our range of security products at our offices or at your home or business.

To arrange a visit click to contact us or to order a Burglar Alarm system installation in Northern Ireland call the specialists on 02870 878077

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