SECURITY SYSTEMS – Home or Business
At Consumer Electric Inc. we understand that security systems are more then just the typical burglar alarm. They provide safety and security for homes, businesses and industries as well as peace of mind for homeowners, business owners and managers. With security systems, it has become more efficient to protect property and lives especially during emergency situations.
Basic security systems come with the following key elements:
Central alarm monitoring system
A central station is the heart of any security system. It verifies alarms and dispatches authorities in case of emergencies. Central stations communicate to a station using landline, cellular service or the internet.
Signs warn people and intruders that an alarm system is in place; they would have to think twice to trespass into your property. Signage could be it the form of window stickers or signs that could be placed along the yard or entry way.
Motion sensors use passive infrared technology to detect body heat which is emitted by an intruder. Some advanced motion detection systems can distinguish from a pet to a person and could determine activity up to some feet away. There are motion sensors that can power on the lights when activated while some can power off the lights when there is no activity in a room or in an area.
Security control panels
Security panels communicate to all the devices connected to it including sirens, sensors, the central monitoring station and to the internet. Smart security control panels even have backup power that could last for a day in case there is a power failure.
Alarms or sirens usually automatically go off when there is fire or an intruder; a tone is usually dedicated for different alarms. High tech systems can provide voice feedback to tell people what the alarm is all about. Some systems have a siren time-out feature which will stop the siren in case it went off by accident.
Doors and windows sensors
Sensors are placed near windows, doors and entryways to detect unwanted entry especially during night time. A security system can be programmed to sound when a window or door has been opened in armed mode.
These are life saving sensors that detect different conditions in a home or establishment. There are smoke detectors, fire alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, gas leak and natural gas detectors, water sensors that detect leaks, freeze detectors for low temperatures, panic detectors and fall de detectors. All these can be included in a home or business’ security systems.
Apps and systems
Modern security systems are controlled through the central control system as well as through a mobile phone or tablet via the web. Apps are used to communicate to the security system; this is where the owner controls the system to his own setting. Apps are accessed through a secured system through bio-metric identification, card or proximity readers, wireless keys and so on.