Alarm Systems

Alarm Systems



Alarm Systems
Did you know that security systems do not deter a​ burglar from breaking into your house? if​ someone wants to​ get into your house bad enough, they will find a​ way to​ do it .​
Burglars are aware of​ the​ different types of​ systems and​ how they work .​
They are also aware of​ how to​ get around them .​
Basically there are two types of​ home security systems .​
One type, called a​ monitored system, alerts a​ central notification center once the​ alarm has been tripped and​ this center then checks in​ with the​ homeowner to​ see if​ everything is​ ok by calling .​
The call center is​ alerted through the​ phone wires .​
a​ clever burglar will locate the​ outdoor phone wires that are exposed and​ cut them .​
By doing this, the​ information center is​ never alerted and​ the​ burglar is​ free to​ enter the​ home .​
One disadvantage to​ having a​ monitored system is​ that even after the​ alarm has been triggered, it​ gives the​ burglar time to​ still get into your house, steal some valuables and​ escape undetected .​
This can happen because typically once the​ alarm has been set the​ security company waits for​ approximately 30 – 45 seconds before contacting the​ homeowner by phone to​ receive the​ correct password .​
They wait this long to​ allow the​ homeowner to​ deactivate the​ alarm if​ it​ is​ a​ false alarm .​
If the​ monitoring company does not receive the​ correct password, or​ the​ phone is​ not answered, they then contact the​ police .​
By the​ time the​ police arrive at​ least 1-2 minutes has passed .​
An experienced thief can make off with quite a​ few of​ your valuables in​ that short amount of​ time .​
The other type of​ alarm systems is​ ones that make a​ loud siren like noise inside and​ outside the​ house alerting neighbors .​
These are called unmonitored systems .​
The responsibility to​ contact authorities then rests on your neighbors .​
With this type of​ alarm system, it​ is​ best to​ also include flashing lights so people are well aware of​ where the​ alarm is​ coming from .​
The advantage to​ having this type of​ system is​ that burglars often become deterred when the​ sirens and​ lights start blaring .​
Their goal is​ to​ get in​ and​ get out with some loot and​ without being noticed .​
This is​ really tricky to​ do once the​ alarm has been tripped .​
a​ disadvantage of​ this type of​ alarm is​ that your neighbors must be home and​ willing to​ get involved by calling the​ authorities .​
This type of​ alarm is​ also not made for​ those who live in​ an​ isolated area of​ the​ countryside or​ whose neighbors are not close by .​
If you’re still interested in​ installing an​ alarm system in​ your house there are a​ few things that you need to​ consider when researching the​ correct one for​ you .​
Cost – security systems cost about $1,000 .​
If you choose to​ have it​ monitored, there is​ an​ additional monthly fee for​ this service.
Package – be sure that your package includes: control panel, keypad, siren, motion detectors inside and​ outside and​ door and​ window contacts .​
You can add other accessories to​ your package, but in​ order to​ have a​ good system installed it​ should include the​ above-mentioned items .​
Licensing etc .​
– get references and​ referrals on any company you might consider using .​
See how quickly they can install your system after it​ has been purchased .​
You do not want to​ hire a​ company that can sell their systems faster than they can install them .​
Be sure to​ get information on their warranty.
Ask about their screening process for​ installers .​
Installers should have a​ criminal background check completed on them.
Call your police department to​ find out what their response time is​ to​ home security alarms .​
You may be surprised by their answer .​
Also check to​ see if​ there are any fines associated with false alarms.
Nothing replaces good old-fashioned safety and​ intelligence .​
Lock your doors and​ windows when the​ house is​ vacant, leave lights on inside and​ outside and​ keep valuables in​ a​ very safe place – maybe even outside of​ the​ home.




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