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Integrated Security in Calgary

How to configure Electronic Access

Each building has a unique design, and it’s own set of requirements for integrated security & access control. That’s why it’s important to have Union Alarm review the electronic access control in your building when selecting an integrated platform. Some important points to note:

  • Basic access control only regulates who can enter and exit through the exterior doors.
  • An integrated security system expands to further control an integrated alarm system.
  • This serves to protect specific areas when the intrusion 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 that understands security integration, and that company is Union Alarm. Some of the important questions we’ll ask include;

  • How many exterior doors does your building have?

  • Do all require access control, or will some retain mechanical locks?

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

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

  • Do you require video surveillance of the entrance 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 Alarm System – 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?

Security automation includes interfacing the access control and alarm system together with the building automation software. For Calgary landlords and building operators, it provides an enterprise security solution.

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 building elevators, parking lot entrances, perimeter entrance doors, and stairwell doors.

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 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.