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You should have a lot of questions when first
contemplating what is considered one of the most effective ways of
deterring burglars from targeting your house, which is a home alarm
system. In seeking answers to your questions, you may find
yourself considering different aspects of an alarm system that will
either make it a more effective or less effective alarm system than
the one down the street.
With the above in mind, here are some things to
consider in planning to make your alarm system as effective as can
There are some alarm systems that emit various kinds of sounds
to alert you to security threats and breaches. When a
window is broken, immediately a very loud and persistent siren
sound is emitted. When someone walks through a door, the
alarm may be set to emit a sound that increasingly becomes
louder until the alarm is turned off. When such security
breaches occur, other alarm systems may sound off a siren and
strobe lights at the same time until the alarm is disabled.
Until you get used to your alarm system, you or your loved one
may be directly responsible for most of the false alarms that
are triggered. One of the most common causes of a false
alarm is the inability to disable an alarm system in time before
the siren initiates or the accidental keying in of the incorrect
security code as opposed to the correct one programmed to
disable the alarm system. Other false alarms may be
triggered by animals walking through that are detected by the
security alarm's motion sensors; pet alley sensor lenses may be
needed to avoid such a repeated occurrence. Motion sensors
that are both passive infrared and microwave are better able to
detect real "trouble motion" as opposed to just harmless "animal
motion," which will cut down on unnecessary false alarms.
portable alarm systems as an addition. Sometimes, your
alarm system may not originally cover all the rooms you'd like
to be covered under the system due
to logistics and budget
constraints. While the alarm system that covers the
greater part of the house cannot do the job of covering some
other rooms, you can opt to pay inexpensive, portable alarm
systems to cover the rooms not already protected as a security
supplement. These portable alarm systems can be placed on
the floor or on a table, which scan the room with their sensors,
and, if movement is detected, a loud siren is emitted from this
portable, all-in-one system. These inexpensive portable
motion detector alarms can be purchased at department stores,
home improvement centers, even electronic stores, and online.
are a plus, as indicated above, but you must know where to place
them and consider the type of sensors you put to work for you.
Generally, motion sensors should be placed at all access points
of your house, which includes entrance doors and windows, and
then the common interior "thoroughfares" of the house should be
motion-monitored, too, with sensors, which include hallways,
your primary alarm system comes complete with motion sensors, your
motion sensors are probably passive infrared sensors rather than
microwave-only sensors. Given that this is the case, you'll
want to attach such passive sensors on walls that are perpendicular
to the items of your house that you want to protect. This
perpendicular arrangement is best for passive motion sensors since
they are better able to detect motion that comes across their
spectrum of vision as opposed to motion that moves closer towards
their spectrum of vision.
noted above, when considering motion sensors, buy motion sensors
that are both passive infrared and microwave because they are better
able to detect real "trouble motion" as opposed to just harmless
convenience. Increasingly, home alarm systems, like car
entry systems, come with remote controls. Such a remote
control can be programmed to arm and disarm/disable your home
alarm system, in addition to opening your garage door or turning
on or off your house lights. For more money, you can even
have your alarm system operated on your phone to control it
while not in reach with your remote control.
Made of interwoven protective circuit wires, security screens
look like ordinary window screens but do much more than keeping
out bugs, they also deter and make it more difficult for
burglars to gain access to your house through a window.
This nicely complements your home alarm system.
These are some security measures that you
can consider in planning for the installation of a home alarm system for the protection of your home and the safety
of you and your family.
Handyman Zone Team
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