Every time we hear the word “alarm systems”, we automatically think of business or home security. From the earliest alarm systems to the highly advanced, state of the art, sophisticated ones; alarm systems are the number one adversary of every robber and burglars in the whole word. Alarm systems are the first ones that every burglar must first neutralize or disable to carry out what they intended to do.
Installing alarm systems is another way of protecting the people and the possessions that you value at home and business. Alarm systems keep your possessions and property safe and also give you a peace of mind. The advantage of having an alarm system is that it serves a warning to any potential individual who have bad intentions be it on your home or on your business. If that individual notices that you have install alarm systems on your properties, they might get discourage from robbing or stealing.
There are lots of kinds of alarm systems. There are some alarm systems that are dedicated on preventing intrusions, while there are other systems that warn owners of fires. The complexity of these systems ranges from simple to highly advance, from dedicated systems to multi tasks systems, from silent to loud noisemakers. There are also alarm systems for vehicles like cars, trucks and boats.
An alarm system has five main components. The first component is the “control pane”. The control panel is the control system or the brains of the system. The second component is the “keypad”. The keypad is usually found in the vicinity of the main entrance. The keypad is responsible for the manipulation of the alarm system (allows you to disarm or arm your alarm system). The “magnetic contacts” is the third component of the alarm system. Magnetic contacts are installed on the windows and doors of your property. An alarm will sound if the if one or more of these contacts are severed if your alarm system is armed. The fourth component is the “sensors”. The most common sensor of alarm systems are motion sensors. Motion sensors detect any movement of the windows or doors or to where they are installed. Some sophisticated systems have “heat sensors” that detects body heat or change of temperature on a particular area. The last component of an alarm system is the “alarms”. Alarms are usually loud sirens. Some systems have flashing lights to attract more attention, while there are some systems that have silent alarms.
There are lots of simple alarm systems found on home improvement centers that are easy to install or more popularly known as “do it yourself alarm systems”. The best way of protecting the people you love and the things you value is to have an effective alarm system and use it regularly.