An intruder alarm is a warning device that alerts you when there’s trouble. An Intruder/burglar system does exactly what it sounds like – protects something, usually a building, against intruders and notifies the owner or monitoring station if anything happens in the monitored zones of interest, such as an attempted break-in at night while they’re sleeping!
The best way to increase your safety and peace of mind is by installing an alarm system in the home. There’s a variety for all sorts of people, from basic protection at lower costs or something more advanced with additional features that can enhance life comforts like remote control access when you’re away on vacation for instance. The designer will help guide you through which option would be right for your situation without breaking the bank. A reputable installation company will have the required experience in designing a security solution tailored for your security requirements.
Here are some considerations the designer will take into account when designing a security solution:
- Cost and available budget
- Expansion options
- Limitations of proposed alarm system
- Typical or expected security threats
With the recent advances in technology, alarm systems have become much more than a way to keep tabs on your home. These advanced devices can perform functions like access control for your automated driveway gate, electronic locks, lighting or heating controls as well other tasks that automate homes from afar!
The interface device are modern keypads equipped with touch panels for easy operations, but they also come equipped with maps stored within them so you don’t need any extra equipment when planning out an entirely new system or expansion of the system. As the system will already know everything about where all of its various components are located around each floorplan including doors/wickets locks etc.
Depending on the system setup it can alert the monitoring company or the client and will keep a log of events.
Alarm system components
In most intruder alarm systems you will find the following components as a basic installation or 1st phase:
- Master control panel
- Door sensor
- Window sensor
- Passive infrared motion sensor or PIR
Master control panel
The brain of the alarm system. It receives information from keypad and sensors and decides when to sound sirens or report findings to the monitoring company.
The keypad is the system’s command center. It’s where you arm and disarm the security systems, as well as silence an alarm. Most keypads have panic buttons that allow for immediate alarm activation or notification of the monitoring company if necessary.
Door and window sensors
Sensors are essentially magnetic switches that detect whenever a door or window is opened. One part of the device is installed on the frame, and when separated from its partner comes with an interruption in current which triggers it to begin warning about any potential dangers such as intruders trying to break into your house!
Passive infrared motion sensor
Passive infrared motion sensors are electronic devices that detects body heat. A single PIR unit mounted in the corner of a room near the ceiling usually will be able to monitor an entire room, but multiple units can track additional spaces for maximum coverage.
You can protect your home or business with a variety of security systems. From basic protection for lower costs to more advanced solutions that offer additional features like remote control access when you’re away on vacation, there’s something out there for everyone. The best way to find the solution right for you is by talking to an alarm system designer who will take into account cost and available budget as well as limitations of proposed alarm system based off typical or expected security threats in order to design a tailored security solution just for you! With advances in technology, these devices have become much more than ways keep tabs on our homes- they are now able to perform tasks such as unlocking automated driveway gates using electronic locks, controlling lighting and heating controls.
For more information or assistance feel free to contact Lutigyn Systems on the following:
Phone: 081 508 2785