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Integrated Security in Calgary

How to build an Integrated Security System

Each building has a unique footprint, and it’s own requirements for an Integrated Security System. That’s why it’s important for Union Alarm to review the electronic access control and security integration within your building. A critical step when selecting an integrated security platform. Some important points to note:

  • Basic access control only regulates who can enter and exit through the exterior doors.
  • An integrated security system further expands to control a commercial alarm system and video surveillance.
  • This serves to protect specific areas with multiple layers of protection when the alarm system is armed.

With security integration, a professional survey will help us understand your buildings own unique requirements. In such cases, you’ll want to work with a company who truly understands integrated security, and that company is Union Alarm in Calgary. Some of the important questions we’ll ask include;

  • How many exterior doors does your building have?

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

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

  • Who can access the building after hours or on weekends?

  • Do you require video surveillance at the entry points?

  • Which areas require integrated alarm protection after-hours?

Once we have answers to these questions, Union Alarm will prepare a comprehensive proposal for your review. Integrated platforms will often include entrance control solutions, intrusion detection, fire alarm monitoring, and integration of your video surveillance system.

Security Integration by ICT


Frequently Asked Questions

Integrated Security Systems – Q&A

In many cases, buildings need more than just electronic access control. In fact, they often require alarm protection of storage lockers, emergency exit doors, mechanical areas, or the integration of a ULC fire alarm system to monitor the building’s fire alarm system.

By installing an integrated solution with intrusion features, we further protect specific areas by programming an added layer of alarm protection. Together, this enhances your security during specified hours by arming the area and having it controlled by the access control system.

Yes! Many small businesses and offices in Calgary will benefit from an integrated security system. First, we protect your space and monitor the areas during specified hours. Secondly, we install card readers and electronic locks to secure the doors and restrict who can enter specified areas with electronic key cards.

Combining these features with an electronic keypad allows us to arm and disarm the system automatically, or by users having a key fob to open the door and disarm the protected area. No more keys, and no more guessing who’s been in the building… or when? Finally, we integrate video surveillance to record each event and provide backed recording from IP cameras.

Security automation includes interfacing the access control and alarm system together with the building management systems and automation software. For Calgary landlords and building operators, it provides an enterprise security solution at the touch of a finger.

It then unifies their platforms and allows for enhanced building control through integrated security systems and software. Furthermore, our electronic access systems will integrate to control the buildings 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.

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

Lila Craig

Overland West Freight LinesLogistics Service Company / Calgary