Home security alarms discharge their duties following a simple concept - ensuring all entry points into the building are secured. This is done through the placement of sensors at all possible points of entry. These sensors, in turn, detects all possible breach in security and relays the information to either the control panel or the command centre situated somewhere in the building.
The usual spots where the sensors are installed includes the doors, windows (especially the easily accessible ones at the ground level) and any other possible entrance into and from a house. Meanwhile, motion sensors can also be incorporated to secure the open spaces inside the home.
Here are the important components of a home security alarm:
• The Control Panel. This basically controls the entire security system. It can activate or deactivate the alarm by communicating with all installed components. In the event whereby there is an intrusion, it automatically triggers the alarm and raises the awareness of an alarm monitoring company. It normally comes with a touchpad which allows for easy interaction and settings to activate/deactivate the alarm system. The control panel can also operate on voice commands and can be set to work using key fobs (also known as wireless remote controls).
• Door & Window Sensors. These comprises two parts which are to be placed in adjacent positions to each other - on the door/window and the door frame or window sill to generate a security circuit when the door/window is shut.
• Motion Sensors. These sensors are used to protect an open space which cannot be breached without the alarm going off.
• Surveillance Cameras. Think of them as the ‘eyes’ monitoring the secured zone. They come in both wired and wireless configurations and can be remotely accessed on Smartphones, Tablets and PCs.
• High-Decibel Alarm. Alarms often serve two great functions. They are often loud enough to alert both occupants and nearby neighbours, but also shrill enough to send the intruder running.
• Yard Sign & Window Stickers. They may actually act as a marketing medium for alarm companies, but they are also sending an indirect message to potential intruders telling them to reconsider their intended illegal activity as the property is professionally protected. Click on the link to learn more about home security alarm systems - https://alarm.quotatis.co.uk/3-ways-home-security-systems-keep-safe/