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Commercial Alarm Systems

TELSCO Business Alarm Systems

For more than 50 years, TELSCO has been providing business alarm systems in Edmonton. With a custom approach that is focused on the unique needs of your business, the experts at TELSCO bring a truly consultative approach to every solution.

When we design an alarm system, we thoughtfully consider several factors such as alarm response, long-term value and security management experience. We know that a successful security system installation is much more than the hardware we install – It is about a partnership.

People often ask us what sets us apart as a commercial security provider. Although we have worked hard over the years to differentiate ourselves in many ways as a premium security partner, we believe it all boils down to commitment. A commitment to providing each and every customer with the best possible security solution backed by unparalleled service and support.

Whether you are looking for a security alarm system for small business or a large multi-site enterprise, TELSCO can help.

Commercial Alarms

Early business alarm systems were installed with the lone job of creating an audible alarm in the event of a break-in. The alarm would sound locally and would hopefully serve as a deterrent to an intruder. Over time, security providers and business owners began to understand the value of 24/7 alarm monitoring and response. The concept of a local, unconnected alarm system became a thing of the past.

Over the years, security alarm systems have continued to evolve in significant and transformative ways. TELSCO’s commitment to innovation and continuous improvement ensure our customers always have access to the latest security solutions.

With the introduction of TELSCO Connect and smartphone apps, security alarm systems provide not only enhanced security but allowed business owners to stay connected to the activity of their business and manage system settings at the touch of a button. Gone were the days of driving back to the office to check if the system was turned on or remove a user code.

More recently, video monitoring has completely transformed alarm response by offering instant intelligence about an alarm. TELSCO is excited to offer video enhanced response with all of our commercial alarm systems to ensure our customers have the best, most accurate response in the event of an alarm.

Whether the alarm is triggered by a door contact, glass break sensor, or motion alarm – our team of in-house operators can see exactly what has tripped the alarm and dispatch the authorities with an increased sense of urgency when required. And, when the alarm can be verified as false, we do not need to wake you up in the middle of the night.

Alarm Monitoring

Many security providers outsource monitoring to a third-party monitoring centre. At TELSCO, we have always maintained our very own monitoring centre right here in Edmonton. Our operators provide personal and professional support, and our local monitoring centre adheres to the highest standards to maintain a ULC listed status and 5 Diamond Rating.

In addition to business alarm monitoring, we provide fire alarm monitoring, flood and freeze monitoring, video monitoring and custom integrated solutions.

When you choose to partner with TELSCO, your relationship is always with TELSCO. We are accountable for all aspects of your experience and our full team of local experts are committed to ensuring you are fully satisfied.

Manage From Anywhere with TELSCO Connect for Business

You can’t always be at your business but with TELSCO Connect, you won’t miss a thing. With instant notifications to let you know when people leave or arrive, you stay connected no matter where you are. And with remote management options that make updates a breeze, you won’t find yourself fighting with a keypad or managing spreadsheets to ensure your user codes are current.

A security alarm system really is only as good as the way it is used and managed. If the system is never turned on, or if all users share a single code, there are tremendous risks to security. TELSCO connect addresses these issues and makes it easy for you, or a member of your team to keep your business as safe as possible.

Full System Integration

Your business alarm system can be integrated with additional systems to further enhance your security and ease of management. Access Control, Video Surveillance and Fire Alarm Monitoring can all be incorporated as a part of your custom security solution.
Whether we are starting from scratch or leveraging existing hardware, our knowledgeable team will be able to offer recommendations to ensure you get the most out of your system.

Business Alarm FAQs

Will my business be secure with an alarm system alone?

A professional alarm system is a great way to protect your business, but there may also be additional measures such as physical barriers or staff procedures that can further enhance your security.

TELSCO Security experts are CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) certified and can apply this knowledge to make additional recommendations during your onsite consultation.

How does a commercial alarm system work?

Using a combination of perimeter and interior sensors, a commercial alarm system is designed to detect unauthorized access to your business. When unauthorized access is detected by one of the electronic sensors, an alarm is triggered and the information is delivered to the monitoring centre for response.

When an alarm is received by the monitoring centre, operators respond to the alarm based on the details of the alarm.

An alarm with a video component offers the fastest and most accurate response, as operators can see in real-time what has caused the alarm. When operators are able to visually verify an intrusion using video, the authorities can be dispatched with an increased level of urgency, and the likelihood of apprehension increases.

In addition to detecting unauthorized access, interactive alarm systems are also great tools for staying aware of activity at your business. With instant alerts to notify of arming, disarming—or even a failure to open—you won’t miss a thing.

What is the best alarm system for a business?

The best alarm system for your business is one that will provide an effective response in the event of an intrusion. An effective alarm response is a result of professional system design, installation, and monitoring. The most effective alarm systems incorporate a video component that allows operators to view the site in real-time when the alarm is triggered.  

Is an alarm system required for my business?

Some businesses, such as Retail Cannabis or Jewelry stores are required to have an alarm system in order to operate. These requirements can be outlined by an organization such as the AGLC or an insurance provider. 

Although your business may not require an alarm system to be operational, security is strongly recommended as a way to protect your assets and understand activity at your business.

Custom Alarm Packages for Your Business

TELSCO serves businesses of every size and offers custom designed security systems based on the type of business you own and the valuables you want to protect.