As companies look to create work environments for their employees that are as safe as possible, they are finding one of the best ways to do so is by installing wireless alarms. Whether these systems are used for security purposes or to aid in the detection of gases and flames that lead to explosions, these systems play a pivotal role in many industrial safety programs. Yet when selecting a system for a facility, it can be tough to know which is best, since most include a variety of features. If you need help deciding which kind of alarm you need, here are some important tips to remember.

High-Tech Cameras

Useful in both keeping an area secure from intruders or thieves as well as in detecting smaller fires that could quickly escalate into life-threatening situations, many wireless alarm systems are equipped with high-tech cameras. Utilizing the latest electronics to guarantee clear and precise pictures, these cameras help safety personnel and engineers in a variety of situations.

Work Environment

In deciding which type of wireless security systems you will need, it is vital to consider the work environment in which they will be placed. Along with taking temperature extremes, humidity levels, and shocks and vibrations from equipment into consideration, it should also be determined the systems installed have alarms that can be effective in numerous situations. For example, if an alarm system is to be installed in an extremely noisy area, it should have flashing lights that can alert workers of danger.

Data Transmission

Since wireless security alarm systems will be instrumental in helping keep employees and a facility safe, they will need to be able to quickly transmit real-time data to monitoring center personnel for analysis. In the event of a security breach or other incident, having pictures and video footage from cameras will allow security personnel to know where they need to go, if evacuations need to be made, and other important decisions.

Complex or Simple?

When seeking wireless security solutions for a facility, it will be important to determine how complex or simple a system will be needed. Generally, the larger the facility or the more sensitive data and equipment are at a facility, the more complex security system will be needed. This can be especially true of research labs and facilities, since the threat of corporate espionage as well as accidents leading to fires or explosions can be present on a daily basis. In addition, cost will naturally play a role in deciding between a simple or complex system. Therefore, plan accordingly in your company budget, and also have discussions with managers, engineers, and safety personnel to get their input and make the best determination for your company’s needs.

Due to these alarm systems being responsible for security, flame and gas detection, and more, always make sure you have all your questions answered before making a purchase. To learn more about these alarms and how they can benefit your company, contact GDS at 409-927-2980 or online at