Scaffold alarms : What are they? #scaffold alarm
A scaffold alarm is a system that protects your building site, unattended property or scaffold from potential intruders. A typical Scaffolding alarm system will consist of signage designed to inform people that the premises is protected, an alarm bell, keypad or fob in order to set/unset the system and either a passive infra-red device which is activated by movement or body heat or a pair of photo electric beam sensors, where a physical beam(s) have to be broken by an intruder, in order to triggering an alarm.
A scaffold alarm, can be battery-operated or mains powered and can also be 'monitored' ( a mobile phone connection) which will notify the alarm receiving center (ARC) of an scaffold alarm notification.
It is often forgotten, that once the scaffold has been erected, 'your' insurance company should be informed immediately. 'Your' insurer will require 'you' to mitigate your risk of burglary and a scaffold alarm will demonstrate this, as outlined in the January 2013 The NSI Code of Practice.
Scaffolds can be erected on residential, commercial buildings or on industrial building sites so workers can access otherwise inaccessible areas. Certain safety standards must be met whilst assembly takes place, but once erected it is impractical to remove the entire scaffold or to 'secure everything' at the end of each work day. A scaffolding alarm system helps prevent theft of equipment that workers leave on site and access into the building or property whilst unattended.
Generally, the type of scaffold alarm installed will be tailor-made for each application.
We at Halt Alarms limited we can provide you or your company with a competitively priced system to ensure your security worries are addressed. We have over 17 years in the industry, providing bespoke scaffold alarm systems to thousands of properties and building sites around London, Kent, Sussex and the South East of England.