Choosing the right home alarm and security systems for your home can be a daunting task. There are so many options available, and each system may promise protection against different types of threats. The best choice is to determine what exactly your home is susceptible to and to buy only the equipment that will provide the greatest protection. Here are some of the different types of home alarm systems to consider.
Wired VS Wireless
Wireless home alarm systems are the easiest to install and can be operated by any type of home PC. Wireless home alarm systems are typically installed by a professional, although some can be operated by do-it-yourselfers with minimal assistance. Wireless home alarm systems can either be wired or wireless. If you choose to install your own wireless home alarm system, you will need to determine whether or not you want to wire your home or if you want to contract with an electrician to wire your home. The installation process can be relatively simple or quite complex. In the event of a power outage or fire, your wireless home alarm systems will alert the monitoring centre, which in turn will alert the proper authorities.
Wired home alarm systems are usually connected to a home alarm company. You must first determine whether you will be installing your home alarm system or if you want to contract with an electrician to install it. Wired home alarm systems are generally more secure than wireless ones, however, they require more maintenance and may be harder to find and replace parts. Wired home alarm systems are also generally more expensive than wireless systems.
Other Popular Types
You can also choose to have a monitored home alarm or security system and monitor the security of your home yourself. Some alarm and monitoring companies offer this type of service for an extra fee. When you have a monitored home alarm or security system, you will be notified by phone or email if there is an emergency at your home. In most cases, a monitoring company will send a trained representative to assess the situation and make appropriate decisions based on the unique circumstances of your home.
There are many different types of home alarm systems that you can choose from. The most basic security systems, such as those that are installed on doors and windows, only alert you if doors or windows are opened when the sensor is triggered. More advanced home alarm systems can detect motion on doors or windows and will alert you with an audible alarm if those areas are disturbed. Most modern security systems allow you to control your alarms via a computer or cell phone, either using a special keypad that is integrated into your home alarm system or a separate monthly or annual mobile or home phone contract.
Sensors and Alerts
Some home alarm companies have specialty systems such as glass breakage detection or odour alerts. These systems are becoming more common due to the increase in break-ins that occur every day and can pose serious threats to your home and family. Wireless home alarms are one option available to homeowners who do not wish to have an extensive system installed. The wireless technology allows for the use of anywhere around the home and only requires battery recharging in most cases.
Home wireless systems are usually simple to install and come with easy to understand instructions. The simplest alarm system works by detecting movement and sounding an audible alarm if that motion is detected. If you are unable to see the intruder or you are inside the house when the sensor is activated, the alarm will not sound. Some wireless alarm systems will also allow you to control the volume and trigger the alarm manually if necessary.
The typical home alarm system will contain several sensors including a siren which will emit a loud siren noise if there is an intrusion, the control panel will contain several keys to enable different functions, a magnetic door lock and window sensor that detects if the window or door is open when the sensor is triggered, and a battery backup in the event of a power failure. In some cases, additional components may be required such as motion detectors or photoelectric beams. These additional components can be found below: