One of the first motivations for setting up an alarm is the protection of his home from burglars. But a security system can be more than just an anti-intrusion alarm. Depending on the models and related services, it is possible to benefit from protection against fires, assaults or domestic incidents.
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There are three very distinct categories of home alarm systems on the market today.
On the market, there are a variety of alarm systems: wired alarms, wireless alarms, connected alarms, etc. It differs from each other by the mode of communication between the alarm station,the different detectors and with regard to connected alarms, the people to alert.
The role of the alarm is to report a danger. In the case of a residence, its main mission is to report intrusions. In its composition, you will find a control box still called alarm center, an independent siren or integrated into the case and one or more intrusion detectors.
Wired residential alarms
With this device, the transmission between the different elements takes place through a network of cables. This is one of the recommended materials for very large spaces or on several levels. However, their installation requires work.
Wireless residential alarms
The transmission with this home alarm system is done by the wireless network. This makes it much easier to install the equipment without work. Depending on the needs that may arise in the future, you have the opportunity to evolve the system.
Connected residential alarms
These are fairly advanced models that can communicate with the outside world and warn residents of intrusion even in their absence. The system in this case is connected through an internet box, an ADSL phone line or the mobile GSM network. As soon as there is a problem, a notification is sent by email, SMS or an automatic call.
If you want to have a maximum level of security, it is advisable to opt for an alarm connected to a remote monitoring service.
Residential alarms have a much broader scope today. In addition to knowing which intruder has entered your home, they can report multiple problems, control the comings and goings, etc.
With the observed evolution in remote monitoring and home security, house alarms are connected to motion, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. At their installation, sensors for the rapid detection of water infiltration in the basement or leaks caused by a water heater, a sump pump, etc. are grafted.
There is also the installation of advanced sensors to identify low temperatures or broken glass.
Homemade alarms for checking comings and goings
Residential alarm systems also allow you to remotely monitor and control access to your home. With the various known innovations in the field of home security, you can be informed by email or SMS of the comings and goings inside your home. Every time the alarm system is turned on or off, you are automatically notified.
As a parent, you can know that your children are well home after school and are safe. In addition, home alarm systems help to secure occupants. This is the case, for example, of the elderly or who have health concerns who will feel safe at the installation of such a device. These people usually carry a device with an alert button that allows them to seek medical help in the event of a problem.
To be able to make the best possible choice, tailored to your needs, you need to focus on choosing two of its key elements: cameras and detectors. When it comes to the choice of cameras, you need to keep in mind the large types of technologies, corresponding to various needs. For the choice of detectors, the main thing is to focus on the type of risks to be controlled.
The choice of cameras should be based on the environment of the places to be monitored and the expected functionality of the system.
The environment counts for two factors:
- Outdoor and indoor cameras: Outdoor cameras are known to withstand various weather conditions and vandalism. It is necessary to follow the standards in this area for its purchase;
- Day and night cameras: For recording at night or in dimly lit rooms, cameras must be equipped with devices that allow good capture in low light conditions.
The expected features separate two large groups of technologies, all of which may or may not meet environmental constraints.
- Analog or digital technologies: Digital cameras offer a quality equivalent to or even superior to analog cameras. They also offer more features that are all advanced such as the ability to convey data over the internet and provide remote monitoring, easy storage, etc.
- Wired technologies and wireless technologies: the particularity here lies in the ease of installation. Wireless cameras can easily fit into your interior design and are quite discreet.
In addition, when choosing home monitoring systems, you must:
- Sort between several specialized companies to obtain detailed written submissions and compare their service offerings. The best companies will send a representative on site to assess your needs and those of your building;
- Require a detailed description of the system that proposed to you;
- Ask about the cost of buying or leasing the monitoring system, installation costs and warranties you can claim;
- Find out about the telemonitoring. Its cost and who will insure it?
- Find out about the seniority of the company and the compulsory license of the Office of Private Security;
- Require proof that the company has insurance to cover errors or omissions;
- Ask for clarification on the technical competence of the installers sent to you by the supplier company;
- Check to see if the company is a member of the Canadian Safety Association (CANSA);
- And finally, ask for the company’s references.
In conclusion, installing a residential alarm system is an important decision that contributes to your protection, that of your loved ones and your property. When you decide to install it, don’t hesitate to inform your insurer.
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