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Intruder Alarm for a Restaurant in West Hampstead, London...

Date: 9 August 2022

The facilities manager of a well-known Mexican restaurant chain contacted us about installing a new intruder alarm system at one of their sites in West Hampstead, London.


During our initial talks with the client, they explained that the restaurant was currently undergoing renovation works in a busy part of town. This meant that multiple contractors entered and exited the building at all hours, and it was difficult for our client to monitor all the comings and goings. Our client wanted to ensure that their premises were always well protected.

We were asked to install a fully compliant intruder alarm system that would provide full coverage across the entire restaurant. The quotation also included annual maintenance and monitoring. This would ensure the alarm system ran smoothly throughout the year. And year after year.


We installed a new Texecom Elite intruder alarm system in the restaurant, complete with a panel, keypad, passive infrared sensors (PIRs), door contacts and a panic button… for maximum protection and security.


Passive infrared sensors use a pair of pyroelectric sensors to detect heat. The sensors are positioned beside each other, and when there is a change in the signal between them, (like when a person enters the room) the sensor will trigger the alarm.


For extra security, we also set up CSL Dualcom monitoring on-site. The CSL Dualcom system sends an automated signal to the police when a genuine alarm is triggered, adding an extra level of security and reassurance. The CSL Dualcom system uses a combination of a fixed telephone line, and GPRS to ensure that signalling the police is always possible, even when telephone lines have been compromised.


We chose to use Texecom for the Intruder Alarm because, unlike some other intruder systems, the entire Texecom Elite coverage pattern is independently certified to EN50131-2

Texecom is Europe’s largest independent security alarm specialist. They provide custom design solutions that protect people and property throughout the world.

Texecom’s award-winning products cover all types of external and internal security, including a full range of motion detectors, control panels, perimeter protection devices, fire detectors and external audible alarms.


The client was very pleased with the work carried out. Since then, we have continued to work with the facilities manager on a range of security projects in restaurant outlets across London.


If you need an intruder alarm system to provide full coverage and protection across your site, give us a call and we will be happy to help you on your project. Call Blake Fire & Security on 01702 447800 or email us at


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