Security Terminology


Alarm System

Alarm System (also called burglar alarm or intruder alarm). Equipment and /or devices designed to detect an unauthorised intrusion, or burglary, or person breaking into domestic, commercial or industrial premises.
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CCTV Systems

CCTV System (Closed Circuit Television System) is a combination of components to get a working system.
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Alarm Panels

An Alarm Panel or control panel is the equipment controlling the signalling and detection devices, (sensors or detectors) that form a complete alarm system.
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DVR

A Digital Video Recorder (DVR) is a consumer electronic device that records video footage in a digital format onto a hard drive or mass storage device.
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DVR Card Systems

DVR Card Systems is a PC based recording device that consists of all the basic PC hardware and software with na operating system with added hardware like the Video compression card and the video management software.
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DVR Recorders

A DVR Recorder is an embedded recording device normally utilized for standalone systems.
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CCTV

Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) is a television system in which signals are not publicly distributed; cameras are connected to television monitors in a limited area such as a store, an office building, or on a college campus.
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Electromagnetic Locks

An Electromagnetic Lock is a lock activated by providing an electric current to an internal coil that then is energized and thus magnetized only when the power is provided to the lock.
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Sliding Gate Motors

Sliding Gate Motors are connected to sliding gates via a pinion or gear that interlinks to a toothed rack secured to the gate.
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IP Cameras

An IP camera (Internet protocol camera) is a video camera used mainly for surveillance.
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Gate Motors

A Gate Motor is a device used to open and close sliding and swing gates via remote control.
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Energizers

An electric fence Energizer is a device that provides a safe but effective shock via a pulsed high voltage current to the electric fence wires.
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