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Beyond the Walls: Exploring Perimeter Protection for Enhanced Security

Let us start by asking you a question, would you rather your alarm system go off BEFORE the burglar gained entry to your home or once they’re already inside, rummaging through your things?


Seems like a ridiculous question doesn’t it?


But believe it or not, pretty much ALL alarm systems are designed with internal motion sensors that are triggered once movement is detected in that zone as their main line of defence. This means the intruder is already inside your property when the alarm goes off.


Not ideal!


And this is exactly why we do things differently at Midland Alarm Services.

Our alarm systems are designed with ‘perimeter protection’ in mind. Which means we focus on securing your vulnerable entry points where burglars would likely try to gain entry to your home to ensure your alarm sounds while they’re still OUTSIDE, keeping you, your family and your possessions safe.



In this blog we’re going to dive into the world of perimeter protection, a crucial aspect of modern home security. We’ll cover what perimeter protection entails, its importance in safeguarding your property, and how advanced technologies like shock sensors and remote monitoring can bolster your security setup. Let’s dive in…


Understanding Perimeter Protection


















As we said, perimeter protection is all about catching intruders before they even get a chance to enter your home. At Midland Alarm Services, we use products from the masters of perimeter protection - HKC, to keep our customer’s properties secure from the outside in. 


The main two products in this set up are shock sensors and door contacts. 


Here’s how they work…


Shock sensors—these attach to your most vulnerable entry points (the places a burglar is most likely going to try to gain entry) such as windows, patio doors and side doors).  They are designed to sense a build up of vibration or direct impact. Say, for example, if someone tries to break a window or pick a lock, these sensors will sense the disturbance and immediately raise the alarm. 


Door contacts are just as crucial and are placed usually on the front door. These work on a magnetic system and are triggered the moment someone opens the door and breaks the magnetic contact. This trigger starts a countdown for you to unset your alarm system and when this isn’t done the alarm will sound fully.


Together, these devices form a tight security net around your home. By installing shock sensors and door contacts, this ensures that if anyone tries to sneak in, you’ll be the first to know about it. It’s all about giving you peace of mind and keeping potential intruders outside where they belong.


Remote Monitoring: Keeping an Eye on the Perimeter from Anywhere


















Now, let's talk about remote monitoring – a game-changer in the world of home security. Remote monitoring is all about having full control of your home security from anywhere. It allows instant notifications to your device so you’re always in the know when it comes to any suspicious activity around your home. 


We choose to pair our perimeter protection products with our SecureComm mobile app for our customers so they have the most comprehensive home protection possible.


If one of your perimeter sensors is triggered, you want to know about it instantly so that you can act fast! One feature that’s extremely handy is being able to see sequential verification of all activity to your alarm system. This means you can see which zone/ sensor has been triggered at what time and in what order. Plus, other features such as image verification technology provides visual confirmation of disturbances, giving you peace of mind and actionable insights.


FAQs About Perimeter Protection


Let's address some common questions you may have about perimeter protection:


How does perimeter protection differ from traditional alarm systems?

  • Perimeter protection focuses on securing the outer boundaries of your property, whereas traditional alarm systems primarily safeguard the interior.


Can perimeter protection systems be customised to suit different property layouts?

  • Yes, we understand all homes have different requirements and our perimeter protection systems can be tailored to accommodate all property configurations, ensuring optimal coverage and security.


Are perimeter protection systems wireless?

  • Yes, all of these products are entirely wireless so no drilling and no mess! 


What are the costs associated with installing and maintaining perimeter protection systems?

  • The cost of perimeter protection systems varies depending on factors such as the size of your property and the level of security desired. If you’d like a free, no obligation quote from our security consultant Mick with a ‘no hard-sell’ approach then please get in touch! 


Pros of perimeter protection alarm systems:

  • Early Detection: Perimeter protection systems offer early detection of intruders before they can breach the interior of the property, allowing for swift response and potential prevention of a break-in.

  • Deterrence: Paired with a visible and illuminated bell box, your security system will act as a deterrent to potential intruders, reducing the likelihood of attempted break-ins.

  • Comprehensive Coverage: Perimeter protection systems provide coverage for the entire boundary of the property, including doors and windows, ensuring a comprehensive security solution.

  • Customisation: Perimeter protection systems can be tailored to meet the specific needs and layout of each property, allowing for flexible installation and customisation based on individual security requirements.

  • Remote Monitoring: Paired with our SecureComm app, our perimeter protection system offers remote monitoring capabilities, allowing homeowners to monitor their property in real-time from anywhere.




In conclusion, perimeter protection is a vital and often overlooked component of modern home security. By fortifying the outer boundaries of your property and leveraging advanced technologies like those mentioned in this blog, you can enhance your security posture and enjoy greater peace of mind. Whether you're at home or away, rest assured that your property is safeguarded against potential threats. 


Contact us today to request a free quote. Your safety is our priority.


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