How They Work and How to Use Them
Break apart any home protection system and what you have is one or more interconnected types of alarm systems. A complete security system includes a burglar alarm, one or more hazard alarms, heating and cooling alarms, and even clinical tracking alarms. However, all of these can be independent of each other.
Home burglar alarms are commonly what comes to mind when you start looking at home security systems. In many cases, this is a simple alarm bundle.
Burglar alarms encompass:
Windo and door sensors
Main control panel
Centrally located keypad
Hard wired or wireless connection
These are frequently centrally monitored by a security company that alerts authorities about break-ins.
Safety Alarm Systems:
Some of the more commonly used safety alarm system:
Smoke alarms that include wireless or hard-wired smoke detectors, in all likelihood strobe lighting and hearing-impaired features for seniors and those with hearing impairments.
Fire alarms have a combination of smoke detectors, heat detectors, and possibly in-home sprinkler systems.
The adage, “Where there is smoke there’s fire,” has pushed the frenzy to require some form of smoke or fire alarm in all buildings in America. Every home should have a working smoke detector on every floor and outside all bedrooms. These are inexpensive and can save hundreds of lives each year.
Critical Systems Alarms:
Different types of home security systems – One omitted component of your home security AND safety is built-in structures in your home, consisting of heating and cooling and plumbing. What takes place if a pipe bursts and no one is home? What takes place if your heater goes out in the middle of winter or if you’re on vacation?
Heating and cooling alarms include detection and tracking devices that transmit records about your heating and cooling system often directly to an alarm monitoring company.
Different types of home security systems – Flood and water alarms monitor appliances and plumbing systems, even small leaks are detected before they turn into a major problem costing thousands of dollars to fix.
As baby boomers age they are staying at home for longer periods of time. Enter the age of medical alarms and tracking. Two styles of systems you may buy:
Stand-alone medical alarm systems come packaged with a major transmitting station and one or more wearable wi-fi alert device that is usually button activated. A wearable pendant, belt-clip or wristwatch may be quickly activated to transmit the emergency.
Home protection systems with built-in medical alarms can include remote monitoring or simply offer you a button on your system keypad that can be used to call for help during a medical emergency.