Burgular and Intrusion

Protection Experts

High end companies use inexpensive technologies to watch their investments. These low voltage solutions for intrusion and burglary use both new and time tested technologies. Door contacts need clean and creative cabling solutions that are intricate and require multi disciplinary knowledge.  Motion detectors designed and installed in the correct locations will eliminate vulnerabilities.

Alarm Systems

Integrating new systems or expanding zones, Scio can help do all the work for keeping the Site fully protected and monitored without a lapse with failsafe in place other companies are not experienced enough to know about to deploy

Best Design Principles

You can’t do a good job with knowing. Many of our competitors rely on software or remote agents. Scio takes time to speak with business and property owners to see for ourselves and hear directly to ensure meeting expectation.

Resistor's & Zones

Protection is at a all time high necessity, we can show you things others won’t tell you because they don’t know. But you if you read this you should call us!

Special Intrusion Training

As a long time low voltage company we have been involved in nearly all aspects of alarm implementation. In support with major manufacturers across many sites. Virtually every commercial alarm is monitored by a small handful of companies and we have contracts with these companies to install and service these systems. The size of manufactures is even smaller Dominated historically by two giants Bosh and Honeywell. There are few other however we are failure with them also. We have been to every retail in the mall, so how can we help you? We also serve Access Control as part of alarm service.

Troubleshooting onsite legacy system at major retailer outlet Live systems repair and support with most manufactures and vendors.

Bring the necessary infrastructure into the vendors reach if they do not, work to make sure your vendor has all they need to complete their task and no one else needs to be involved.

Cabling for complete 80 zone system in a high end retailer. Responsible for all aspects over multiple phases of a new building.

Choosing a System


When it comes to the cost of a home security system, there are several categories to consider: equipment cost, installation cost, activation fees, and monitoring costs—as well as any hidden fees.

The cost of equipment will vary widely from provider to provider and from package to package. Keep in mind that the cheapest package doesn’t always have the best value. You should balance your budget with your priorities to find the best fit. Some providers charge an activation fee in addition to the upfront equipment cost, but not all do.

If you choose a professionally installed system, prepare to have at least $100 ready to cover the fee. Some providers offer professional monitoring services while others only operate with DIY monitoring. In general, providers offer several levels of protection with monthly monitoring plans—beginning with a starter kit and ending with a more advanced alternative.

Always be sure to read the fine print, especially when it comes to costs you might not have considered like cancellation reinstallation fees.


Contract requirements

Some home security systems require you to sign long-term contracts that can be up to a three-year commitment. Others offer short-term contracts or don’t require one at all. This can be a plus if you plan on moving or if you don’t want a long-term commitment.


Monitoring options

One key consideration is whether you want to do DIY monitoring or professional monitoring. Some providers offer both, letting you pick the one that suits your specific needs.

Professional monitoring

Professional monitoring provides round-the-clock protection from experts who are alerted as soon as an alarm is triggered. The experts can investigate the issue and contact emergency services if needed. Professional monitoring comes with a monthly fee.

DIY monitoring

Monitoring your system yourself means no professional monitoring fees, but it also requires you to be responsible for notifying the authorities when needed. With DIY monitoring, you will still receive alerts and notifications if your alarm is triggered.


Smart Home Integration

Certain home security systems can be integrated with third-party smart home devices like the Nest thermostat, Kwikset smart lock, Philips Hue smart light, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and more.

Home automation can add convenience as well as save you money. Home automation lets you customize controls to fit your routine. For example, you can set your thermostat to adjust automatically each morning when you leave for work.


Type of Equipment

Some providers allow you to lease your equipment while some only let you purchase it. Other providers will give you the choice between the two. A key factor to consider is whether or not your equipment is wired. A wireless system is a good choice if you plan to move or have pets or small children who might accidentally interfere with the equipment.


Type of Connection

If you choose professional monitoring, you’ll need a connection to the center. There are three connection options: landline, broadband, and cellular.


With a landline, the provider uses the home’s landline connection to notify the monitoring center of an alert. Connecting to a landline is the least expensive option but also the easiest to tamper with. If someone cuts the line, you no longer have a connection to the monitoring center.


If you have high-speed internet, you can use a broadband connection to communicate with the monitoring center. Unfortunately, your connection is lost if the power goes out. Some providers offer backup batteries to make sure that your system stays functional even if the Wi-Fi cuts out.


Cellular monitoring operates with a built-in chip that sends alerts to the monitoring center using the same signal your phone uses to make calls and send texts. It’s a reliable method because it can’t be tampered with and the signal is unlikely to cut out. However, a cellular connection is usually the most expensive option.


Choosing a Company

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Choosing Equipment

Excellent alarm systems must be highly dependable, easy to set up and use, and capable of delivering real-time security alerts with little or no false.

Anyone wanting to improve the security of their business is presented with a bewildering selection of brands and products. There are so many commercial alarm systems to choose from, and comparing, evaluating, and selecting products that meet specific site demands requires a thorough knowledge of product features, efficiency estimation, and ongoing monitoring and maintenance.

Here, we have compiled a quick “how-to” guide for you to determine what is the best for you.

  1. The product should be able to fill a variety of needs.
  2. The product should be reliable in detecting and transmitting security alerts.
  3. The product should utilize a system that could verify security incidents to minimize false alerts.
  4. The product should be relatively easy to install, use, and monitor.
  5. The product should be able to send alerts to official responders during incidents.