Your security alarm system will serve as your initial protection against a theft or intrusion attempt. That is why it is important to learn the different options on what kind of security system you need and where to install them – all of which will depend on how your home / commercial building or office is built, where it is situated, what are the most vulnerable areas for possible entry points, etc.
In residences, the majority of break-ins occur through the front or back door. Magnetic contacts, as part of a perimeter detection system, provide the first line of defence for possible intrusion. With magnetic contacts installed, a protected door or window that is forced open can sound the alarm while the intruder is still outside a home or business. With the intruder outside, family and employees security are enhanced by reducing the risk of confrontation and the loss of possessions.
Businesses should protect doors, windows, roof hatches, skylights, roll-up doors, and gates. Other areas that may warrant protection include vaults/safes, walk-in freezers, storage rooms, cabinets, entrances to sensitive departments (human resources, information systems, and executive).
Commercial considerations include specific issues such as how to protect valuables in storefront windows or display cases, how to protect steel doors and windows, or how to protect trucks at loading docks. Magnetic contacts are particularly suited for use on a 24-hour loop to protect occupied areas.
In homes, maximum protection includes a magnetic contact on every outside door and on every window that opens and is accessible to an intruder.
GLASS BREAK DETECTION
A good way to understand the benefits of glass break detection is to ask the question: "Where do you want the intruder to be when the alarm sounds? Inside or out?"
For businesses and homes, glass areas are extremely vulnerable since they are an easy way to gain entry to the premises. Smashing a pane of glass not only means easy entry, but provides a large enough opening through which valuable property may be removed.
The best way to keep an intruder out of a building is to have the alarm sound before he gets inside. Security systems designed to signal an alarm at the start of a break-in also help reduce property damage and confrontation by helping to frighten the intruder away.
A perimeter detection system which includes glass break sensors can do just that. Millions of glass break sensors installed around the world give testimony to our product reliability.
Homes should protect the most vulnerable windows such as sliding glass doors, side windows next to the front door, and windows not facing the street. Motion sensors could be replaced with glass break sensors in a home where large pets roam when the security system is armed.
Businesses should protect vulnerable windows such as glass doors, side windows next to the main entrance, and windows facing back alleys. In businesses where staff or crews are present after regular hours, motion sensors could be replaced with glass break sensors so the building can be secured while people move freely inside.
Perimeter detection with glass break sensors and magnetic contacts is the first line of defence against intrusion. Interior or space detection using motion sensors provides the second line of defence. Motion sensors are used to detect intruder movement and will alarm as an intruder enters or passes through a protected area of a home or business.
Motion sensors also are used to complement perimeter detection. With a motion sensor aimed at a door, an intruder will trip the perimeter device (magnetic contact or glass break sensor) as he breaks through the perimeter, and at the same time, the motion sensor will catch him.
Unless there are magnetic contacts on every door and every window that opens, and glass break sensors protecting every window and glass door, it is possible an intruder will enter a home or business without activating a perimeter sensor.
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Homes should have at least one motion sensor, mounted with protection area covering high traffic areas and covering a foot of stairway so the alarm can sound before an intruder gets upstairs.
Businesses can use motion sensors in many ways:
• to cover all entries to an entire room
• at the end of a hallway to detect entry into any one room leading off the hallway
• aimed at doorway for increased perimeter detection or backup
• spot protection for rooms or areas with restricted privilege
• aimed down at aisles in warehouses and storage areas
• aimed across loading docks to protect shipping/receiving areas
Nowadays, people cannot just depend mostly on the protection provided by the law. Instead, they must also do something on their part. Installing a reliable security system is the most sensible option. And as technology continue to flourish, the advancement in the features of our modern security alarms and fire detection systems enables us to do an excellent job in safeguarding your home, valuables, and loved ones, from possible intrusion, theft, and other crimes, as well as potential catastrophe caused by fire/gas leakage.
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