Burglaries and robberies represent some of the most common crimes in the urban environment. Fortunately, experience shows that alarm systems may significantly decrease the chances of such invasions by deterring intruders and thieves from entering your home or business.
Alarm systems emit a shrill noise in response to a present and immediate danger. Additional advantages of a loud alarm sound include its ability to alert neighbors and passersby, and potentially even frighten intruders from the scene. The sight of an alarm system alone may be enough to discourage would-be thieves. Highly effective and often easy to use, this electronic security solution is a popular way to provide peace of mind for homeowners and business operators.
All alarms use sensors connected to a control unit via hardwire or wireless link. Sensors commonly detect changes in the environment such as the opening of a window or inside motion. Types of alarm systems range from small, all-in-one noisemakers to sophisticated, multi-zoned systems with color-coded computer outputs. The most basic alarm systems feature elements including a control panel, keypad, siren, indoor motion detector, door and window contacts, and a central monitoring station, if the system is monitored. More sophisticated features that can be added include glass break detectors, panic buttons, pressure mats under carpeting, and alarm screens for windows.
Once Gteknologies professionally installs a high-quality alarm system, customers can choose whether or not they want monitoring. If they opt for this service, their alarm system will be connected to a remote central monitoring station, which receives signals that report the conditions of the area being monitored. Click here to learn more about alarm system monitoring.
Sensors are the heart of an alarm system. These sensitive devices detect rapid changes in the environment, such as a window opening or glass breaking, that indicate an intrusion or breach of security. The information is sent to the alarm system’s controller, which notifies the central monitoring station, if a client uses a monitoring service. Click here to learn more about alarm system sensors.
If sensors act as the heart of an alarm system, controllers act as the brains. Controllers take information from the sensors and process this into a code that alerts the central monitoring station about what part of the monitored area is being intruded. Click here to learn more about alarm system controllers.
Gteknologies customers who opt for alarm system monitoring receive reports to notify them of the activity related to the system being monitored. Reports are delivered to their specifications, in the form, such as e-mail or text message, that is convenient for them. Click here to learn more about alarm system reporting.