Friday, January 25, 2013

Protection From Shootings and Gun Threats

As you may already know, T&R Alarm Systems is a full service alarm and electric company with experience installing and maintaining Fire and Burglar Alarm Systems, CCTV Systems, Access Control Systems, Backup Generators and more. What you may not know is that we also have years of experience securing local and federal government buildings from shootings, gun and bomb threats. We have installed bullet, blast and forced-entry resistant doors, walls and pass-throughs at numerous locations throughout New York and New Jersey. We have also installed Sally Ports and Man Traps, primarily used to secure entryways in prisons and high end retail shops including jewelry stores and furiers. These safety products offer protection in courtrooms, government and corporate offices, banks, convenience stores, gas stations, schools, check cashing facilities, and anywhere ballistic and attack resistant security is required. With growing security concerns throughout the nation, now is the perfect time to call T&R Alarm Systems and get a free evaluation and quotation on customized bullet and blast resistant solutions for your facility. These solutions can be combined with additional services that we offer for a total security package. If you're looking for the highest possible degree of safety, protection, professionalism and customer satisfaction call 1-800-486-5019 today.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Investing In A Fire Alarm System

     Installing a fire alarm system in your home or business can be fairly pricey, but it is worth the investment. Once the system is installed, you'll  need to have it monitored monthly but this fee is often affordable and it is the monitoring that saves lives. A smoke alarm is great, you hear it going off and you get out of the house. But what if you are sleeping? What if grandma doesn't have her hearing aid in? Even just the smoke inhalation can be catastrophic if you don't get out soon enough but the worst part is, no one is coming to help.
     A standard smoke alarm lets you know something is wrong, but a monitored fire alarm system lets the police and fire department know that you need help. They are particulary important in cases where an elderly or disabled person is living on their own. A fire alarm system with monthly monitoring can mean the difference between life and death and it is most certainly worth the cost. As an added bonus, installing and monitoring a fire alarm system can lower the cost of your home insurance premiums. If you decide on purchasing an alarm system and you live in the New York/New Jersey area, please consider T&R Alarm Systems in Clifton, New Jersey. The veteran owned company has been in business for over 40 years and provides quality service and a wide range of products including burglar, fire and panic alarms, access control and CCTV systems. If you ulimately decide not to invest in a fire alarm, please at the very least spend the $20 it costs to purchase a smoke alarm. We care about your safety and look forward to doing business with you in the future.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Burglary Statistics For The Curious Consumer

You purchase security systems, burglary alarms, cameras and more (or you should be purchasing these things, at least) and you want to know why. What are you protecting yourself from? The main reason homes and businesses utilize these systems is to prevent against burglary, though there are many other uses. To fully protect your home or office from this crime, there are certain statistics and bits of information that are good to know. Here are some useful facts about burglary in the United States:
  • Nearly 63% of burglaries occur between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. when home owners are at work.
  • In 2012, the average loss per burglary was nearly $2000.
  • Approximately 34% of burglars simply enter through the front door, often unlocked.
  • A burglary happens once every 15 seconds in the United States.
  • A burglar spends about 8-12 minutes in a home or business, taking valuables as quickly as possible.
  • The first room targeted is often the master bedroom.
  • Homes that do not have security systems are 2.7 times more likely to be targeted by a burglar.
  • The number one reason why consumers choose an alarm company is variety of services offered.
What can we learn from this information? A lot!
  • Setting up a neighborhood watch type program could be very effective during the day. Neighbors who do not work or work alternate hours might just keep an eye out for any one or any thing strange.
  • We also learn the importance of locking doors (and windows, for good measure) and having good hiding spots for valuables outside of the master bedroom.
  • Lastly, we learn the value of an alarm system. While there are many companies to chose from in the New York, New Jersey area, T&R Alarm offers a large range of services including burglar alarms, panic alarms, CCTV systems, fire alarms, door access control systems and more. We also offer quality products and customer service with great rates and a high degree of value. Though you could opt for a national alarm company, choosing a local business like T&R Alarm supports the community and offers more personalized service.
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Monday, January 7, 2013

CCTV Installation NJ



Would you like your store or business to be monitored? T&R Alarm Systems Inc can provide you with CCTV installation in NJ. CCTV stands for closed circuit television. They are a network of small security cameras that can prove to be difficult to install.

There are various factors to take into account when installing a CCTV system. There are many types and brands of cameras. You want to make sure that you are using the best cameras to suit your lighting, motion levels, field of vision, bandwidth and internet connectivity. We keep up to date on technology and can help you find the perfect cameras to use along with the best setup.

We have been performing CCTV installations in NJ along with New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania for over 40 years. We can install a multitude of security systems and components such as:


  • Burglar alarms
  • Fire alarms
  • Intercoms
  • Door access control systems


We work on commercial or residential buildings. We have over 40 employees dedicated to protecting you. The police can sometimes take a while to arrive at a crime scene. Our staff will arrive immediately by hook or by crook to assist our customers in time of need. One staff member even showed up to fix an alarm system in a tuxedo. He left his brother’s wedding to repair an alarm system.

We have done CCTV installations in NJ for many high profile clients including the Pentagon, Homeland Security and Riker’s Island. We work with different manufactures. For more information on CCTV and alarm system installations, call us at 1-800-486-5019.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Alarm System Company in Fairfield, NJ


Unlike many other seasonally-specific products and services, safety and security are always relevant and will never go out of style. Whether you live alone, or have your family to protect, your home or apartment needs to have an up-to-date alarm system installed. That’s where TR Alarm steps in. We are the premiere alarm system company in Fairfield, NJ and many other parts of the state as well. We have spent the last 40 years honing our skills and learning our craft in order to be experts in the security field. We utilize the most top-of-the-line electronics in all of our security system technology and do everything in our power to not only protect residential clients, but businesses and institutions as well. Our electricians are experts in designing and wiring any type of security system you may need.

It may be tempting to avoid calling a Fairfield, NJ alarmsystem company and just doing the job yourself. But our security experts are in the know about all the fire safety codes and other legal standards and regulations. When we install an alarm in your home or place of business, you can be sure that is up to code and aligned with the safety laws.

Rather than waiting for a fire to burn down your home, or a burglar to break in and cause physical, financial and emotional damage, call TR Alarm today and speak to our friendly Fairfield, NJ alarm system company about alarm installation. We install burglar alarms, fire alarms, closed circuit TV, intercoms and door access control systems. Every customer has a different set of needs and budget to work with, so we will consult with you about what you are looking for to determine which security system suits you best.

For more information on our alarm system company in Fairfield, NJ, give TR Alarm a call today at 1-800-486-5019.

Alarm Systems NJ



A lot of people think that installing fire alarm systems in NJ is pretty easy. This is true if you own a small house. When installing an alarm, you just need to insert the batteries and place it on the wall. However, a basic alarm system simply will not do if for larger buildings such as apartments, hospitals, schools and nursing homes. There are strict local and national fire codes require alarm systems to be hard-wired at 100 volts or low voltage hard-wired to a centrally located panel. T&R Alarm Systems has over 40 years of experience in installing and repairing fire alarm systems.

We install life safety alarm systems in NJ. These alarm systems are used for fire and various types of other emergencies including earthquakes and power outages. You can also get voice evacuation systems that will announce proper evacuation instructions on exiting the building. They come with a built-in battery charger, up to 1000 monitor and control points, and a communication loop.

Our NJ alarm systems can detect fire in the following ways:


  • Smoke detection
  • Heat detection
  • Linear heat
  • Temperature detection
  • Water flow
  • Carbon monoxide detection


Linear heat detection alarm systems are the most common alarm systems for industrial and commercial buildings. The alarm system uses a linear cable that is spread along the building to detect a fire. Water flow alarm systems go off if the sprinklers that are set off due to a fire alarm are using too much water.

We also install and repair  various types of burglar alarm systems, cameras and monitors. If you are in need of a fire alarm system in NJ or any surrounding area, call us at 1-800-486-5019 for a free quote.

Fire Alarm Installation for Windowless Basements in New Jersey

Do you have a windowless basement in your home?  Are you unsure of what this means?  Since the tragic death of seven firefighters in 1989, homes with windowless basements have been required to follow certain safety codes that other buildings may not.  Because a basement without windows is more dangerous than one with windows, sprinkler systems and other specially made alarms must be installed.  For help with windowless basement fire alarm installation in New Jersey, T & R Alarm Systems has the expertise to get you up to code.

As a homeowner, you are required to meet safety criteria set by the state, but that is not always easy as laws and ordinances continue to evolve.  We make it our responsibility to stay knowledgeable about these laws and interpret them for you because you have too much going on in your life already to worry about fire codes as well.  Although it may sound like a major change, updating your home’s alarm system does not take long.  Our friendly staff is often assigned windowless basement fire alarm installation for NJ residents, making this a simple task for them.
Fire safety is literally the difference between life or death, but it does not have to be complicated for you.  If you have a windowless basement and would like to learn more about windowless basement fire alarm installation in New Jersey, give T & R Alarm Systems a call today at 1-800-486-5019 to speak with one of our experts.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Alarm System Company in Passaic County, NJ



Are you looking for an alarm system company in Passaic County, NJ? T&R Alarm Systems Inc can assist you in all of your alarm system installation and reparation needs. We are located in Clifton and specialize in Passaic County, but do serve areas all throughout New Jersey. In fact, we are one of the Tri-State area’s largest alarm companies. We have installed security systems for such high profile clients as Riker’s Island and the Pentagon.

It can sometimes take the police hours to arrive at a crime scene. T&R Alarm Systems has an experienced staff that is dedicated to getting to your home or business quickly after the alarm is sounded. Throughout our 40 year history, we have protected thousands of homes, businesses, schools, prisons and hospitals. Our Passaic County, NJ alarm system company’s staff is expertly trained at alarm system installations. We can help find the best way to install an alarm system in any given building.

We are not limited to burglar alarm systems. We also install fire alarm systems. In a house, a fire alarm system installation may be as simple as putting a battery-operated detector in a wall. But larger facilities such as apartments, schools and hospitals have strict fire codes that call for intricate wiring. We are NICET (National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies) certified to install fire and burglar alarm systems,

We can install CCTV (closed circuit televisions) systems. These are security cameras to make sure that your home or business is adequately surveilled. We keep up to date on the latest security advances, and have installed a wide variety of technology including:


  • Fixed cameras
  • REG type
  • Digital
  • Mega pixel
  • Bullet proof
  • Infrared
  • Network video recording
  • Remote viewing
  • PLC controls
  • PTZ type
  • Analog
  • IP
  • Wireless
  • Explosion proof
  • Digital recording
  • Live streaming
  • Cellular streaming


So if you are in need of an alarm system company in Passaic County NJ or any surrounding area, call us at 1-800-486-5019 for a free quote.

Security Systems in New Jersey

Whether discussing the Newtown, CT tragedy, a news story on a recent robbery, or your most recent flight experience, one thing is clear: the demand for security is higher today than it has ever been.  Watching the news could make anyone in any part of New Jersey feel unsafe about where they work, where they live, and where their kids attend school.  However, security systems can be put into place that will protect those who would otherwise be vulnerable.  T & R Alarm Systems has been doing just that by installing security systems in New Jersey for over forty years.

Originally, installing a low voltage security system meant that you would have to go through three individual companies before everything was set up.  However, T& R Alarm Systems has streamlined this process and performs every step of it for you.  What this means for you as the customer is that you will endure less hassle, less expense, and a lot less work on your part.  Just because our security systems are complex, does not mean that installing one has to be too.

The life safety systems, alarm systems, and security systems in NJ that we offer are the following:

  • Burglar alarms
  • Fire alarms
  • Closed circuit TV
  • Intercoms
  • Door access control systems

Security is something we all wish we didn’t need, but the reality is that it is absolutely necessary in today’s world.  The time to secure your business or home is now and this cannot wait.  To learn more about the security systems in New Jersey that T & R Alarms Systems can install and to speak with one of our experts, please call 1-800-486-5019 today.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Fire Alarm Installation in New Jersey

Although home and business owners may not like to dwell on it, the truth is that the threat of fire can come from any number of appliances and situations.  Faulty wiring, a fireplace, cooking in the kitchen, and even a discarded cigarette can lead to a disastrous fire.  The good news is that there are local and national codes in place that, if properly followed, can protect you should an accident occur.  For help meeting these standards, T & R Alarm Systems has the expertise in New Jersey fire alarm installation to keep you safe.

When it comes to fires, every second counts for notifying the fire department and getting employees or family members out of the building.  The best fire alarms will immediately alert the authorities and begin warning those inside of the danger.  With all of the components required to make this work, it is not advised for someone to try installing fire alarms themselves.  Only experts should be trusted for this.  The experts at T & R Alarm Systems are NICET (National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies) certified and more than capable in New Jersey fire alarm installation.  Any malfunctioning or failure in the system could mean hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage, lawsuits, and even death.  

Safety needs to be the first priority for families and companies alike.  Fires can be prevented in many ways, but the most unexpected accidents can always occur.  To learn more about how to best plan for the unexpected with fire alarm installation in New Jersey, call us today at 1-800-486-5019.

Safety And Security Resolutions For The New Year

New Year's is a time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future, making postive changes. Many of you have probably resolved to do things like work out more and eat healthier, things which will improve your well being. While these are great resolutions, there are other small changes you can make to not only improve your well being but reduce stress and increase personal safety and security. You'll be surprised to see what a difference these simple actions can make. Here are some of our safety and security suggestions:
  • Choose secure passwords for social media and e-mail accounts. When someone hacks into your personal accounts they gain access to a wealth of information that can potentially be used against you.
  • Install tracking applications on your smart phones, tablets, etc. There are many free applications you can use that will not only help you track lost or stolen devices but will also allow you to backup any information on these devices remotely and block theives from accessing your data.
  • Don't leave valuable items visible in your car. This may seem obvious but many people leave GPS devices, purses, laptops and shopping bags out for passerby (and potential theives) to see. Put anything of value out of site and into glove compartments, trunks etc. If a person can't see something to steal, they are less likely to take the risk and break into your vehicle.
  • Don't post your whereabouts on social media sites. If you're on vacaction or away from home, don't let the world know. Remember that kid from first grade? He remembers you had that awesome flat screen t.v. Even if your Facebook page is private, how well do you know your hundreds of 'friends'? There have been many cases where criminals have been alerted to empty homes through social media sites, particularly Facebook, and have broken in while the owners are away. If  you want to share your trip with friends, post pics after you're back.
  • Lock your doors and windows. This goes for your home, apartment, garage or vehicle, even if you will only be away for a short time. Quick run to the supermarket? The average burglar takes less than 60 seconds to enter the home (usually through an unlocked front door) and spends only 8-12 minutes in the home, managing to steal upwards of $5000 worth of valuables.
  • Have a security alarm system installed. An alarm system has multiple benefits from reducing burglary rates in a neighborhood to lowering insurance costs. A GSM alarm system is recommended as it communicates via celluar signal to a central monitoring station. This is signicantly more difficult to bypass as it does not utilize telephone wires, which can be cut. Motion detectors and security cameras are also useful in preventing theft and helping to ensure potential burglars are caught.
  • Own functioning fire alarms and CO2 detectors. Have them installed and working properly in multiple rooms. Test these systems regularly as they are an invaluable tool for saving lives. They are affordable to own and monitor and are a security must have.

Have A Safe And Happy New Year From T & R Alarm Systems!

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