The Basics of Security Alarm Systems

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Security alarm system is very important. They keep us safe from robbery attempts or otherwise trespassing. A security alarm when turned on has a sensory device that sounds off when there is forced entry. The loud siren is enough to be heard by the whole neighborhood. It will scare the trespassers and will leave your property immediately.

A security alarm system should have a combination of contact that should be place in both the doors and windows. It should also have a motion censor. Be careful with turning on the motion sensor because it could also detect the residents of the house.

All your exterior potential point of entry should have contacts because this will sense the opening of the door. If the door will be open, it will sound as an alarm to you that someone opened your door. Glass break sensor should also be available and it very well recommended.

Here are a few basic elements that a standard home security system should have. First is a control panel. This is the place of termination of the system wiring. This is also where the backup battery is located. If your security alarm system is monitored system, this is connected to the phone.

The keypad is where you arm and disarm your system. It should be accessible in the alarm model you will get. The siren makes the loud sounds. It is good to get an alarm with a few options of siren sounds.

The inside motion detector is important. A good motion detector has several levels of detection. It could be increased to detect only humans. When a mouse or other pets is sensed, it will not sound the alarm. This reduces the incidence of false alarms.

Get an alarm with a door and window detector. This sounds the alarm whenever the door and windows are forced open.

A center monitoring station is another basic feature. If system is monitored while the alarm is set off, it is the control panel that sends message to the central monitoring station. This station is manned every minute of the day. It usually has a monthly fee for its services. After it contacts the homeowner, it automatically contacts the police, medics or even the fire department.

You can also try installing additional features like a glass break detector, smoke detector, under rugs' pressure mats, panic buttons, alarm screens for windows, and close circuit TV for monitoring and recording in and out of the home.

The costs of the security alarm models are varied. But if you do not have the budget for such system, lock for a company who can give this to you for free. There are companies that offer these systems for free

A monitored system works as security system that always senses something. It gives homeowners less than a minute to deactivate the system so it would not create false alarms. It will send messages over telephone lines to the company that monitors it if it is not deactivated immediately. It is understood that the cause of alarm is valid when not deactivated at once.

The monitoring company then verifies the alarm and if they do not receive any answer, they call the police. The police then will respond to the call.

Unmonitored system has on site alarms and/or lights that are flashing. It would then be the neighbors who will call the police. In an unmonitored system, it is best to combine lights and alarms. It should be located at accessible spots as possible.

Here are some guides on how to choose the right alarm company. It is always good to ask for recommendations. The reliable companies are sought after by many clients. That should be a good sign.

See the efficiency of how fast the system can be installed. Determine how fast the company responds to the requests for services after installation. Ask for warranties, screening qualification of the employees of the company and the response time of the authorities when an alarm sounds off.

Lastly, compare prices with detection coverage.

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This article was published on 2010/04/03