In today’s security marketplace, there are many choices in home security. One area you should always be sure to include in any security package is a fire alarm system or smoke detector. The question is how much fire security do you need, and what are the essential elements of this type of security.
There are many major differences between smoke and fire alarms.
A smoke alarm security device will warn you of fire danger in your home, providing early detection of smoke. This time crucial sensitivity can allow you family to leave your house quickly in the event of fire danger. It can also help limit damage to your residence – early warning also means an early response from the fire department. And, smoke alarms are often very reasonably priced. Usually wireless, they’re simple to install – a perfect do it on your own alarm system.
A fire alarm security system offers a wider range of protection than a smoke alarm. While a fire alarm also provides the same protection as a smoke alarm system, offering early warning at the detection of smoke, it also offers more extensive protection. For example, such fire alarm security systems automatically notify your local fire department or the alarm monitoring provider, by sending an emergency signal. A sprinkler system is also usually a Continue reading Security from Fire – What Protection is Right for You?
Complete home security systems are always monitored systems. In other words, once your home alarm system or systems are installed, they will also be connected to a monitoring service that will contact you or alert law enforcement authorities if there’s a problem on your premises. When you install a home alarm system, whether you do it yourself or have it installed by professionals, you will very likely be able to make a choice in monitoring service providers. And along with choosing a provider, you can also make another choice – to contract with a provider or utilize the services of a monitoring company without contractual obligation.
Alarm system monitoring services that provide a no-contract offer sometimes provide such a service because of the specialized nature of the system you’ve installed. If your home alarm system is technologically tied to the same company that installed or sold it, then as a “bonus” for selecting that specialized system, the monitoring service may be provided free of charge.
Similarly, some installation services or home security alarm companies may offer a Continue reading Is a No Contract Option Right for You?
Every parent wants to keep their children safe at home, school, or play. At home, security systems from burglar to fire alarms are designed to keep your family safe from hazards. There is one additional element you should be protecting your children – or other children in the neighborhood- from: water. If you have a pool or hot tub, water safety is a crucial concern. Most unintentional drowning deaths involve a child under the age of fourteen who has inappropriately accessed a pool or spa. And for every tragic drowning death, there are at least four additional near-drowning accidents according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The main reason for these accidents: children have snuck into a pool or spa unseen. It only takes a brief moment for a child to slip out of his parents or caregiver’s sight and fall into literal deep water. Even if a pool is fenced, gated, or covered, a child is still at risk for accidental drowning. The best was to prevent this is a pool safety alarm system. Continue reading Keeping Your Children Safe – Pool Alarm Systems
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
For your home or business, smoke and fire alarms are your partner in protection. Some systems will not only alert you, your family, or co-workers of a fire, but will also contact a professional monitoring service to send help. Others provide more basic over all warning protection. Which ever style of alarm you chose, the detection system will operate either through an optical detection of smoke, an ionization system which checks the air for smoke particles, or by air sampling which uses a physical system to detect smoke in the air. Continue reading Choosing and Installing Smoke and Fire Alarm Systems
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