Alarm Systems

Papworth Security

Adelaide’s Premier Alarm System Installer

Papworth Security has been installing alarms systems across Adelaide for over 35 years.  We offer a complete range of domestic and commercial grade alarms that are guaranteed to keep you and your family or business safe.   You can choose from a range of hardwired or wireless systems that will be custom designed to your exact requirements and can be operated directly from your home, phone or iPad.

Alarms Systems Designed Around Your Lifestyle

When we design your alarm system, we’ll ensure it works with you, your family, and your pets to make operating your security system seamless and easy.   We’re all about convenience so you can have multiple keypads, smartphone connectivity, speech and voice control along with remote control key fobs to effortlessly arm or disarm the system.  And we can set up guest access codes to allow your cleaners or visitors secure access to your home.

Alarm Systems Built To Perform

Many clients simply don’t know where to start with alarms and home security, but our licensed technicians will guide you through the whole process to keep things stress-free and easy.  

Every alarm package comes with the main alarm panel with a printed circuit board, power supply, battery backup and internal siren. The system can then be scaled up to suit your requirements. We can add movement detectors (PIRs), door and window contacts (reeds), smoke and heat detection, glass breakage devices along with medical and duress controls.

Security Alarm Options


A keypad is used for operating the alarm.  You can choose to have a single keypad or multiple keypads at different entrances or exits to the home for added convenience.  Keypads come with push-button or touch screen operation.


When we design your alarm, we can divide your home into different zones.  Having multiple zones ensures different areas of the home like the bedrooms or a rumpus room can be independently disarmed when the alarm is armed. 


PIRs are passive infra-red movement detectors.  These are placed in strategic locations to detect movement within defined areas (zones).  PIRs are placed in several locations to pinpoint where your security has been breached.

Pet Detection PIR’s

Pet detection PIRs are a special type of movement detector that allows pets to roam freely around the home even when the alarm is armed. 

Keyfob Controllers

We offer a range of remote operated key fobs which simultaneously disarm the alarm whilst opening the garage door.  Different key fobs have different functions including a personal duress alarm.

Reed Switches

Reed switches are used on external windows and doors for an added level of security.  Reed switches allow you to be alerted when a window or door has been opened. 

External Siren

An external siren is placed outside the home so you and the neighbours can hear when your alarm has been triggered.  External sirens and strobe lights act as a deterrent to thieves as they are a clear sign that the home is protected by an alarm.

External Strobe Light

An external strobe light is usually placed at the front of the home to act as a deterrent for thieves.  If the alarm is triggered the light will flash to silently alert anyone outside the home of a possible breach in security.

Smoke & Heat Detection

Smoke and heat protection is often overlooked when dealing with home security.  For added peace of mind, we can help protect your home from fire by integrating your smoke detectors with your alarm system.  This will immediately notify you when your smoke alarms are triggered if you are away from home.  

CCTV Integration

As experts in alarm installations, we can easily integrate CCTV cameras (LINK TO PAGE) into your alarm system.  We can add any number of security cameras to the interior or exterior of your building so you can quickly and easily see what’s happening at your property when an alarm is triggered.

Professional Alarm Installation Service Across Adelaide

Papworth Security pride itself on offering expert advice, unrivalled customer service and quality security alarm installations across Adelaide and the southern suburbs

Accredited Installer

All our installers have been police checked and are fully accredited and licensed security technicians, so you know you are in trusted and capable hands.


We take great pride in our work, so we provide a 12-month installation warranty on our workmanship in addition to your product warranty.

Full Handover & Aftersales support

When we install your security alarm, we’ll take the time to give you a full product handover.  We’ll install the app on your phone and walk you through everything you need to know to program and use your new alarm system.  Plus, if you have any issues, we’re just a phone call away.

Alarm Monitoring Adelaide – Looking After Your Home

Papworth Security offers Adelaide based 24/7 alarm monitoring for the ultimate peace of mind.  If you are vulnerable, live on your own or regularly work out of town, third party alarm monitoring is a great way to ensure that help is on the way when you need it most.

Grade A1 Alarm Monitoring

Our specialist team here in Adelaide provide 24/7 alarm monitoring and have a full backup team in Melbourne for added protection.  Our alarm monitoring services are accredited as Grade A1 by The Australian Security Industry Association (ASIAL) and have been approved by SA Police, so you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands.

Alarm Monitoring With No Lock-In Contracts

We offer a first-class alarm monitoring service.  There are no minimum time frames or lock-in contracts.  You have complete control and flexibility so you can use our alarm monitoring services for a week, a month, a year or solely when you go on vacation – the choice is yours.

Discounted Insurance Premiums

Installing a monitored alarm system can make you eligible for discounts of up to 20% off your home insurance premiums.  Our alarm monitoring service is classified as Grade A1 which is the required standard for most insurance company discounts. 

FAQ’s Alarms


Should I choose local, self-monitored or Police approved monitoring?

Papworth Security always recommends using Police approved monitoring for optimum security.  For maximum protection, we also recommend integrating your smoke detectors into the alarm system.  This way in the event of a fire, personal duress, or security breach, the police, fire brigade or an ambulance can respond to your emergency 24/7.  


What if I accidentally trigger the alarm and it is being externally monitored?

Our Adelaide based alarm monitoring service will always phone to check in on you before alerting the emergency services to ensure it is not a false alarm.  However, if they cannot contact you or your family, they will send the emergency services out to check your property just to be on the safe side.


What are self-monitoring and local alarm monitoring?

If you don’t want to go down the route of third-party monitoring, then we recommend self-monitoring.  This is where we send alarm alerts directly to you and your family’s mobile phones.  We can set up alerts for intruder alarms, fire alarms, power failure, low batteries etc.

Local monitoring is when an alarm is triggered an external siren sounds.  This alerts the people in your neighborhood that there may be a problem.  This often acts as a deterrent for intruders as nobody wants to increase their risk of being caught and alert the neighborhood to their actions.