What is a silent alarm?
If you’re a business owner or are responsible for the safety of your employees and assets , you know that full scale security is essential for your company’s success. An important part of maintaining this security are alarm systems – and one of the most effective type of alarm available is the silent alarm. But what is a silent alarm? Silent alarms allow businesses to be protected while still providing customers with a subtle, non-intrusive experience; they have also become increasingly popular in recent years as companies look for better ways to ensure incredibly reliable security measures. A silent alarm is an automated system that sends out an alert if it detects a security breach without making any noise or visual sign — making it very difficult for intruders to detect and hard to ignore as it sends an automated signal to the police or informs your security services. It is the most important aspect of the silent alarm – intruders do not suspect anything until the police come and arrest them, keeping your employees safe in the meantime as intruders would not panic hearing loud alarms in the premises. In other cases your colleagues and staff as well can react swiftly and come to help the people in need. Silent alarms can be integrated into your security unit or can be a stand-alone solution for your company. In this blog post, we will explain exactly what a silent alarm is, why it’s so effective, and how you can use them in your business. By understanding what makes these alarms work best – and making sure that your premises are adequately equipped – you can rest assured knowing that your company will remain safe from potential threats at all times.
How does a silent alarm function?
Silent alarms can be triggered by a panic button or an automatic system (installed sensors in the area) which detects intrusion or any other specific peculiarities in your premises. Most important thing is: the silent alarm is silent and no one can hear it. Silent alarms can be triggered by a person if he or she pushes a button: the best examples are security buttons in the banks or jewelry stores. This way a person in danger or a person who notices a dangerous situation can trigger the silent alarm themselves. That is perfect for burglary situations. Another way to trigger the silent alarm can be automatic. If you set up your silent alarm to be triggered once someone opens the door, the windows or any other parts of the building in a suspicious or unconventional manner, or simply outside of pre-defined office hours – the silent alarm system will automatically send the information to the police or other pre-defined groups.The automatic silent alarm is perfect for defined situations where changes in normal routine and pattern can be easily noticeable by a system and the input of employee is not necessary. Silent alarms can be set up for other security reasons as well: changes in humidity in the laboratories, lone worker protection, it can be a part of your indoor positioning system, nurse call systems, and many other dangerous or hazardous situations. Silent alarm is a perfect solution if you want your security system to react fast and avoid hazardous situations.
Benefits of silent alarm for businesses
Intruders are not aware
Silent alarm is a perfect solution if you want to catch and arrest the intruders, as the whole time they are in your premises – they hear no sound, no alarm, no panic. If burglars do not panic, it gives a much better chance that they will not harm your personnel or do any other irrational harm to your property
It does not bother your neighbors
Especially if you have an automated silent alarm security system, it is important that changes in your humidity or nurse call system does not wake up all the neighborhood. Silent alarm is as safe as a loud alarm and will inform the people in the fastest manner to react and solve the problem – no need to inform all the people around in the middle of the night.
It automatically informs the police
Silent alarm system automatically informs the local authorities and they will act accordingly. The automatically sent signal helps to avoid dangerous situations when your employees are physically not able to call the police as they may need to hide and stay silent or are even threatened. Your personnel can be sure and feel safer knowing that no matter what – the police are on the way.
Allows CCTV to identify the intruders
If you are using a CCTV system in your security platform, a silent alarm can be in great help identifying the burglars. As a silent alarm gives any sound or visual signals, intruders are completely unaware of the alarm and spend time in your premises behaving in a relaxed manner. This way you can get much more footage of them and later on it will be a great help for the local police.
It is easy to integrate silent alarm into your existing security infrastructure
If you already have your own security infrastructure, do not worry, silent alarms can be easily integrated in your system while making your company even safer. Silent alarm solutions perfectly work with all the security systems and different setups.
New Voice International silent alarm experience
We have more than 30 years experience in different security solutions and silent alarm is a big part of our security platform. Our own security platform MobiCall enables silent alarms,flexibly via the existing PC and communications infrastructure, to be triggered covertly. All alarms are processed quickly and reliably. Emergency teams are informed via phone calls or PC pop-up messages. Automatic telephone conferences support in the assessment of the situation and the determination of appropriate relief measures. MobiCall thus ensures protection of persons and employees and for a fast response to rapid response to operational alarms.
How MobiCall functions in silent alarm situation
Different options for silent alarm alarm triggering are available. Triggering via the PC client can be done by an individual key combination (e.g. Alt+1), or in the form of a panic alarm by pressing at least 3 arbitrary keys, by mouse click via the MobiCall application, as well as by using an externally connected Bluetooth or USB button. The central MobiCall server can control the client via computer or user name, IP or MAC address or the the access point and locate it. In case of an emergency, MobiCall initializes an individual or group related alerting scenario. Thereby MobiCall transmits MobiCall, according to alarm and schedule, transmits the event multimedia, for example to internal and external extensions, smartphones, PC clients, IP loudspeakers, to the defined to the defined group of persons. Depending on the configuration of an alarm, a room-based, skill-based, prioritized and simultaneous or sequential information transmission. To ensure the highest possible security a predefined number of recipients must acknowledge the alarm. If these persons are not reached, the system can the system can initialize an alarm escalation in order to notify further additional subscribers. MobiCall logs detailed information about the entire alarm process. The alarm report can be sent automatically or retrieved at any time from the alarm center.
Silent alarm function via telephone
An emergency call is triggered by pressing a specific button button on the desk phone. This can happen inconspicuously and is not acknowledged, so that the intruder does not notice that an alarm has been triggered. After the terminal has made the emergency call, it switches to the listening function. This enables the automatically members of the “alarm group” to listen into the room in question in order to the room in question to assess the threat situation. At the same time, the system automatically initiates an emergency conference call between these users so that they can discuss suitable countermeasures. If you need any help with silent alarms, we are more than happy to help you.