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The Components of a Complete Home Burglar Alarm System

4 Min Read | February 2, 2020
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Protect your family and your assets with the right burglar alarm. Prevention is the best way to keep safe those who count for you.

The Components of a Complete Home Burglar Alarm System

Thieves generally search for fast, easy targets. This is why the majority of residential break-ins occur during the day while people aren’t around. So, the more comprehensive your burglar alarm system is, the less likely a criminal will try getting around it.

Burglar Alarm: Door and window sensors

When your system is armed at night or while you’re at work, the device will activate your burglar alarm to notify the police and scare away intruders. With sensors on all your doors and windows, you’ll know whenever they open or close.

Alarm sensor mounted on window.

Burglar Alarm: Glass-break detectors

Windows and sliding doors are major vulnerabilities. An intruder may create their own entryway or break smaller glass panels to reach locks from the outside.

Glass-break detectors use specific audio recognition to detect shattering frequencies. By placing them next to windows, they’ll sound your burglar alarm if someone tries to breakthrough. Their range is calibrated to only activate for specific areas, so a broken bowl in another room won’t send you into alert.

Burglar Alarm: Motion detectors

Outdoor motion detectors don’t need to activate burglar alarms. Instead, they can alert you to unusual activity or discourage break-ins using floodlights.

Meanwhile, indoor detectors prevent the craftiest criminals from staying hidden. By positioning them in hallways, staircases, and rooms with valuables, anyone moving through your house will trigger a burglar alarm. Some motion detectors are made to be resistant to small animals, so you don't get false alarms if your cat is walking by.

Burglar alarm mounted in corner of room.

Burglar Alarm: Security cameras

Security cameras are becoming increasingly advanced so you can set high priority spots in their field of view. This lets you ignore areas with regular traffic and set triggers so someone peering through your side window will be met with a burglar alarm.

Smart cameras can now identify humans, cars and animals separately and send you notifications if certain zones are breached. You can set your system to send you notifications for unexpected movement and access to a live feed anywhere in the world from your smartphone.

Burglar alarm system interface displayed on laptop.

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Using your home security app, you can teach devices to activate at specific times, fully arm whenever your phone leaves the premises or turn on limited security while you’re relaxing at home. Also, consider helpful additions to improve your protection. A combination of doorbell cameras and smart locks give you control over your front door when not around, and panic buttons send priority requests for police, even if your system is disarmed. With our help, you can build a security network that fits your needs.

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