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Integrated Security Systems Calgary

How to build an Integrated Security System

Every building possesses a distinct footprint and specific needs for an Integrated Security System. Hence, it’s crucial for Union Alarm to assess the electronic access control and security integration tailored to your building. This evaluation is a pivotal stage in choosing the right integrated security platform. Here are some key considerations:

  • Simple access control solely manages the authorization of individuals entering and exiting via exterior doors.
  • An integrated security system extends its functionality to include the management of a commercial alarm system and video surveillance.
  • This serves to safeguard designated areas by implementing multiple layers of protection when the alarm system is activated.

Through security integration, a comprehensive survey conducted by professionals will aid in comprehending the unique requirements of your building. In such instances, partnering with a company well-versed in integrated security is paramount, and Union Alarm in Calgary fits that directive. Here are some of the crucial questions we’ll pose:

  • How many exterior doors does your building have?

  • Do all doors require electronic access control, or will some remain physically locked using keys?

  • Do you need to restrict visitors & control the guests with access to your site?

  • Who needs to access the building after hours or on weekends?

  • Do you require video surveillance at each of the entry points?

  • Which areas will require integrated alarm protection after-hours?

Upon obtaining responses to these inquiries, Union Alarm will draft a thorough proposal for your evaluation. Integrated platforms typically encompass entrance control solutions, intrusion detection, fire alarm monitoring, and the integration of your video surveillance system.


Commercial Security Integration – What is it?

Integrated Security Systems – Q&A

In numerous instances, buildings necessitate more than mere electronic access control; they often demand alarm protection for storage lockers, emergency exit doors, mechanical areas, or integration of a ULC fire alarm system to monitor the building’s fire alarm system.

Through the installation of an integrated solution with intrusion features, we fortify specific areas by implementing an additional layer of alarm protection. This collective approach enhances your security during designated hours by activating the area and entrusting its control to the access control system.

Absolutely! Numerous small businesses and offices in Calgary stand to gain from implementing an integrated security system. Initially, we ensure the protection of your premises and conduct surveillance during designated hours. Subsequently, we implement card readers and electronic locks to secure doors and control access to specific areas using electronic key cards.

By combining these functionalities with an electronic keypad, we enable automatic arming and disarming of the system. Alternatively, users can utilize key fobs to open doors and deactivate protected zones. This eliminates the need for keys and eliminates uncertainty about who has accessed the building and when.

Lastly, we integrate video surveillance to document each event and offer recorded footage from IP cameras.

Security automation involves integrating the access control and alarm systems with building management systems and automation software. For landlords and building operators in Calgary, this offers a comprehensive security solution at their fingertips.

This integration streamlines platforms and enables enhanced building control through integrated security systems and software. Additionally, our electronic access systems can be integrated to manage building elevators, parking lot entrances, perimeter entrance doors, and stairwells.

ICT ProtegeGX

An enterprise solution at your fingertips.

Complexity, Made Simple

At ICT we believe the key to great software is doing all the hard thinking up-front so you don’t have to. There’s no better example of this theory in action than our ProtegeGX package.

It’s an enterprise-level integrated access control, intrusion detection, and building automation solution with a feature set that is easy to operate, simple to integrate, and effortless to extend.

Union Alarm is a factory trained authorized partner of ICT.

Integrated Alarm Panels:

A powerful feature of our ICT Card Access Control System is the internal alarm integration built into every integrated security system. First, we activate the access control system by mounting the main control panel. This includes 8-zones of on-board alarm protection. We then program the ICT door controllers in 2, 4 and 8 door configurations to wire the card access points and terminate each card reader.

Enterprise Software

ProtegeGX software offers a higher level of management and control. It seamlessly integrates intrusion, access control, and video surveillance into an intuitive user interface. Going beyond a typical alarm monitoring interface, the software provides central database management for card access and alarms, system configuration, graphical maps, and full reports.

Options are further available to include a Photo ID Integration Package. It features extensive photo ID capabilities, including the capture of photos, card design and card printing on compatible printers.  Contact Union Alarm for a complete proposal or demonstration.

Integrated Security Systems for Offices & Buildings

An investment in commercial security will always pay off; you’ll enjoy peace of mind and lower crime rates. We hope these safety tips give you a better idea of how to protect your commercial property.

Modern-day technology is essential for deterring crime in an office building, warehouse, or an industrial facility. At Union Alarm, we install, service, and monitor security systems for businesses. Our team will set you up with integrated security solutions built to prevent theft, manage access, and monitor fire signals.

Our commercial security systems will help keep intruders out.

To get a free quote, contact us today.

Integrated Security Cameras for Your Business

Today, an integrated security system is an essential security measure; you can add video footage to identify who’s coming in and out of your business. Get a closer look at your business with advanced video surveillance; you’ll get high-definition video, night vision scene detection, and the ability to pan, tilt, or zoom the camera remotely.

The benefits of security cameras are twofold. Having cameras around entrance points will act as a deterrent to thieves. And if a loss or a crime occurs, you’ll have high-quality footage to use as evidence.

Customer Testimonials


In 2019 our logistics company took over a 180,000 square foot logistics warehouse in SE Calgary. We needed a security integration company to set up a business alarm system with card access control and a firm that could upgrade the security cameras within the building. After getting three quotes, we chose Union Alarm to perform the security installation. Their technicians were very thorough, executed the alarm installation in a timely fashion, and demonstrated their true expertise. We have had them back for recent service and they are both responsive, and courteous. We highly recommend Union Alarm for commercial security systems in Calgary. | Integrated Access | Intrusion| Fire Alarm Monitoring

Lila Craig

Overland West Freight LinesLogistics Service Company / Calgary