When temperatures run severely hot or cold, major discomfort can occur. High heating or cooling bills can be hazardous to your wallet. But much more hazardous to both your economic and literal well being is the damage that temperature extremes can cause to your plumbing system.
Home owners have reported loss due to damage caused by either frozen or broken water pipes as second in cost only to hurricane damage. With repair costs for burst pipes running into thousands, it stands to reason that a practical home or business owner will want to prevent such damage from occurring in the first place. Most such damage happens in less than several hours time from a pipe’s bursting.
To eliminate or minimize the damage caused by such breakage, using a home or business security system that includes environmental alarm features focused on flooding and freezing is a sensible plan. Continue reading Temperature Alarms
Some times you need to solve a problem. But sometimes its best to prevent a problem from occurring in the first place. In regard to home or business security and safety, having an alarm system in place inside your home or work place will warn you if an intrusion has incurred, solving the problem of identifying an intruder in your residence or work place and notifying law enforcement about this serious problem. But having a perimeter alarm installed outside your property could eliminate any potential intruder problems before they occur. Continue reading Perimeter Alarms: Eliminating Safety Problems Before They Occur
A driveway security alarm is excellent for alerting a property owner about potential intruders. All driveway alarms are sensor based – motion triggers a signal which sets off an alarm. There are both wired and wireless driveway alarm systems available; solar driveway systems are an economical and ecologically green system. They’re also easy to install, require little maintenance, and economical as you won’t be draining power as with a wired system, or need to replace a battery as with a conventional battery system. Instead, batteries are rechargeable through solar power, and these rechargeable batteries are usually provided with the solar alarm unit. Continue reading Solar Driveway Alarms: Everything You Need to Know
Home security systems are often considered as devices used to protect your home from intruders. But there are many other security systems vital for home protection from fire, or other environmental hazards such as carbon monoxide or radon.
One option you may wish to consider is an ionization fire detector. This type of system monitors changes in electric current that can occur due to particles ionized by combustion. It alters the air inside the detector to serve as a conductor of electrical currents. If smoke enters the detector and stops the current’s flow, the alarm will sound. Such a system works immediately and well in detecting smoke caused by a raging fire; it is slightly slower in detecting a low level, smoldering fire. Ionization fire detectors are usually powered by battery, and sound a low warning tone when batteries are running low. Continue reading Home Security Options for Fire Protection and Environmental Hazards
So who needs a home medical alarm? Possibly you do, or someone you love. For seniors or disabled individuals who live alone, a home medical alarm system can be a vital component in health and happiness. After all, even at home, there can be many risks of injury for elderly or disabled individuals. With a medical alarm system, you can help your loved ones stay safe from accidents, and prevent the possibility incurring unnecessary medical bills. Continue reading Home Medical Alarms – Who needs them?
One excellent way to keep your family and your home safe is to make sure you know who has access to your property. And access doesn’t start when someone tries to break in through a window or sliding glass door. It doesn’t start when someone tries to force a lock. It starts when someone you haven’t invited to do so steps foot on your property. Whether a potential trouble maker walks or drives, a drive way alarm system will let you know when someone’s on your home turf. Continue reading Driveway Alarms
When I first got involved in the home alarms business I had the naive idea that home alarms are something which makes noise when a door or window is forced open. Maybe that was the case a couple of decades ago but in the 21st century, home alarms are extremely advanced technological inventions which can improve your life in many ways.
The basic function of the home alarm is to scare off burglars. It has evolved and split into several functions over the years. First, if burglars break into an empty house, the owner can choose between a conventional alarm sound and a silent alarm. The silent alarm is meant to notify the authorities and give them enough time to reach your property without alerting the burglars. Continue reading How home alarms improve your life