Investing in an intruder alarm system is a good option for added home security as it provides proven theft deterrence options as well as peace of mind. Determining the types of security alarm systems available in your locality and exactly how they will best work for your home security is important so you can purchase a system customized to your needs and budget.
We install Monitored and unmonitored; the difference is that monitored systems are those where a private company watches your system 24 hours a day, every day, alerting the police if something goes wrong and you cannot be contacted. Unmonitored systems have on-site sirens and flashing lights that alert your neighbors of a break-in, meaning that you’ll be relying on them to contact the police if you aren’t home. A monitored system is the best alarm security system because its vigilance is constant. The system’s sensors are triggered in some way, such as a door opening then it waits for 30 to 45 seconds to give the homeowner a chance to deactivate the system to prevent false alarms. If the alarm is not deactivated, the security system sends a message to the monitoring company over telephone lines or by a wireless device. The monitoring company receives the message and verifies the alarm, generally by placing a call to the home or homeowner’s mobile phone. If they do not receive the proper passcode or do not receive an answer, the company calls the police for action to be taken.
Accessories of Home Alarm System
Control panel: All the operations of the alarm system are centered in this panel, including the connections to the central monitoring station, either through a phone line or via cellular/radio means.
Central monitoring station (company): If the system is monitored, and the alarm is set off, the control panel sends a message here.
Touchpads: This is where the system is armed and disarmed. They should be placed near doors so they can be armed on your way out and disarmed after you return. Most work on a passcode system.
Key fobs: Similar to your car lock/unlock fob, this will allow you to arm and disarm your alarm system from outside the premises without using a passcode.
Sirens: A siren will sound an alert when an alarm is set off.
Door and window sensors: These set off the alarm when a door or window is opened. Glass break sensors are also available and recommended.
Motion detectors: Motion detectors are activated by movement within the protected room. There are various styles
Panic buttons: Alert the central station of an emergency situation that requires immediate response by the police. These buttons are also known as Duress Alarms.