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How Do Alarm Systems Work and What Are the Benefits of Getting One?

Published February 28th, 2020 by Secure IT Securities Corp

Did you know that a burglary happens every 15 seconds in the United States? That's over 2.2 million each year. Other research shows that for 20 years, 3 out of every four homes will be broken into. 

And if you're banking on your deadbolt locks to keep you safe, then you'll be disappointed. You need a wireless security system to help protect your home and family from danger. 

But how do alarm systems work? Read on to learn the ins and outs of wireless alarm systems. 

How Do Alarm Systems Work?

The function of your home alarm system will vary depending on which tools you decide to use in your security system package.

We'll briefly discuss a few of the functions available to most modern systems today.

Control Panel and Smart Phone Access

The control panel for your home security system is where you can monitor the functions of each part of your system. Most systems will install a screen or monitor in a centrally located place in your home that will allow you to control your system.

Wireless alarm systems will also allow you to control your security tools from a smartphone app that syncs with your control panel. You can also receive notifications straight to your phone when parts of your system are triggered. This allows you to remotely monitor your home with ease. 

Door Sensors

A door sensor can be installed on any door in your home. You have the option of being notified every time that door is opened. Or if you'd rather only be notified at certain times, you can set up an alarm time frame. 

For example, you may want to set your system to notify you when exterior doors are opened between the hours of 10 pm and 6 am. But you may want notifications any time the door to your office is opened. 

Window Sensors

Window sensors function in a similar manner as door sensors. You can decide when you want notifications and on which windows. 

Video Monitoring

Video monitoring will allow you to access camera footage of any location in your home where you have cameras installed. 

Many homeowners want a camera on their front porch monitoring the front door. New parents usually like a camera in their baby's nursery to be able to check on their sleeping child in the night—others like cameras in their home offices. The reality is that you can install an interior or exterior camera anywhere in your home that you want. 

Emergency Assistance

By working with an experienced home security technology specialist, you can create a system that notifies first responders to specific alarms in your home. Your system can notify authorities before you might even have the chance to call for help. 

This lifesaving technology takes your system from a want to a need. 

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detection

What's the point of an alarm system that doesn't notify you of fatal toxins while you sleep? Wireless alarm systems allow your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to partner with your security system. 

That means that not only will an alarm sound in your home, but you can be notified of dangerous conditions on your phone too. These functions are designed to contact emergency assistance automatically when triggered. 

Temperature Control

Many security systems will also allow you to control the temperature of your home from the control panel or remotely from your smartphone app. 

If you ever go on vacation and realized you left your AC on full blast, you can simply open your smartphone and readjust the temperature remotely. 

Why Do I Need One? It's About Safety

The home security measures of the past just won't cut it when it comes to protecting your family and home. Now that we've answered the questions "how do alarm systems work?" it's time to answer the question "when will I install my home wireless security system?"

Your piece of mind is just a phone call away. Contact us today for a home security system that is customized to your home and needs.

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