Because of a surge in burglaries in many places, business owners and home owners have resorted to taking extra measures. Before this burglars had caused untold damage in homes and businesses. Today, we have burglar alarms which do a good job in deterring intrusions and break-ins.
Let us examine some methods that most people traditionally used to keep abreast of intruders. One is old fashioned vigilance. Keeping a close watch of your compound either by hiring security guards or buying a dog. . This proved expensive and unreliable. Security guards needed to be paid and in the event of an armed invasion, their lives were endangered. There had to be a better way of securing one's surroundings while at the same time minimizing costs and protecting lives. The answer was burglar alarms.
A burglar alarm was a revolution in security. This was because one could be operated remotely. It was basically a set-and-forget system that continued to provide valuable protection even with minimum maintenance. An alarm is usually electronically-operated and has a series of sensors which may be attached to vantage points around the house or establishment. These vantage points may be windows, doors and other openings. The settings can be tweaked to detect doors opening and closing, be set up to only work at certain times and not others and also be configured to detect movement. It all depends on the type of alarm and how it is configured.
There are two types of burglar alarms, wireless and wired. We will be examining wired burglar alarms.
Wireless burglar alarms have become extremely popular simply because of the convenience they afford. No extra wiring is needed and configuring one of these devices is a breeze.
One great advantage of wireless burglar alarms is the lack of wiring. With traditional alarms, there was a tangled mess of wires running to and fro. First of all, this was unsecured because it signaled to a would-be burglar just where the alarm is. It also informed them which wires go where and they could easily be disabled. Then the wires could short-circuit and cause a fire. All these are faults that are associated with wired alarms.
Wireless alarms cause less of a headache. The absence of wires means that the device can be hidden totally hidden from view and therefore not subjected to being located and disabled by intruders. The device works via a series of infrared sensors or radio waves which are quite adept at detecting movement.
Different companies have joined in the manufacturer of wireless alarms. One of most well-known companies is Chubb. Another one, Yale, has been an industry leader in the realm of home security for decades and is known for its famous Yale locks.
Wireless alarms employ the latest in wireless security technology. There are two predominant features that characterize the way they function. One is infrared, the other is radio waves. Newer versions employ laser technology. This is a far cry from the trip wire wired versions.