How to choose security alarms for home

Systems of alarm for the home can be complicated and expensive, so it is crucial to determine the needs of security before starting consultation with alarm companies.


Preliminary investigation

  1. Check your home and determine how many windows and doors you want to ensure that you want to integrate them or the security system.
  2. Determine possible locations for the control panel and keypads. You can find a convenient place to hold the keyboard near the front door instead. You can also place one near bedrooms. The control panel commands the system, and keyboards allow you to program the system is turned on, or powering on or off components.
  3. Determines how far from windows and doors is on the panel, so you can calculate the cables if you choose an alarm wiring, or how much scope must have the wireless system to communicate with sensors. Keep in mind that it is difficult to install a security system cables, unless your home is under construction.
  4. Decide where you want a security system monitored 24 hours. The central monitoring station monitors your home for a monthly fee. A less expensive alternative is a basic sensor system with an accessory dial to connect the system to your phone lines and dials preselected numbers if security of the house raped.
  5. Consider your lifestyle. Does anyone in your family often looking for a midnight snack? Do you have a large pet that roams the house at night? Such circumstances influence the type of motion sensor you select and how to install it. You can tell your family the place where the keyboards to prevent false alarms.

Choosing the system

  1. Looking for a consultant home security systems with good reputation.
  2. Choose a system with a control panel that can monitor areas that have in the house. Each system integrated in the window or door is considered a zone. A basic system is capable of controlling eight zones. However, many panels allow you to add expansion modules that allow the system to monitor up to 32.
  3. Determines is the security system cables are too long. With the cable system will have to make holes in the walls where they are to be routed wiring. If the cable seems too long, choose a wireless system.
  4. Make sure the wireless system reaches the farthest zone.
  5. Make sure that you chose the system can accept sensors fire protection, carbon monoxide sensors and gas detectors, switches operating at low temperatures (especially in cold climates) and water detectors. Make sure that panic buttons are included.
  6. Use a system user friendly. Make sure you place the codes on the keypad is not a complicated process and every member of the family can learn quickly. You will not want to see the manual every time you place or interpret the codes.
  7. Use the keyboard or system selected for you to make sure that it is easy to use. Encourage your family members to use the keyboard that will select for each use comfortably.

Tips & Warnings

  • You might want to include a kind of loud alarm. A siren or alarm bell not only alert the neighbors about an intruder in your house, it can scare the intruder.
  • A motion sensor outside the home can provide early warning and, when you use it with a loud alarm may discourage the intruder to enter your home.
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