Is it advisable to install a House Alarm?
The short answer is “yes”. With the increased rate of crimes being committed in today’s society, a wise person would ensure they have a reliable House Alarm.
Adding a security House Alarm to your residence is essential to give you protection from intruders trying to steal your valuables, and it will give you peace of mind when you are absent from the property.
A House Alarm may come in a variety of designs. Some have sensors, some have cameras and some have a combination of both.
The alarm is designed to detect unauthorised entry to a home, for protection against burglary as well as personal protection.
How does House Alarms work?
When a door or window is closed the two parts of a sensor in the alarm system join together to form a security circuit. It is then armed at a control panel. When a window or door is opened the sensors send a message to the control panel to tell it that there is a breach of that security.
What type of House Alarm is available?
- There is video monitoring. This will show live footage of any activity that is happening in the home and will activate the House Alarm.
- Motion Detectors: Theses detectors which are strategically placed around the home and will detect any movement that is going on inside. They can be set up to use outside a premise also.
- Sirens and flashing lights. A high decibel siren sounds when sensors detect unauthorised entry or movement. Sometimes flashing light are included with this House Alarm for added security.
- An intercom system. This is used to communicate between different areas of the home. Someone on the ground floor of a home may wish to alert a person on an upper level that there is a problem with the security.
A local alarm system installed as a House Alarm sets off a bell or siren when activated. Usually this type is used as a deterrent and isn’t monitored by anyone in particular. If the siren continues to run a neighbour may alert the police about it.
How much does it cost to install a House Alarm?
Really price shouldn’t be a factor when it comes to safety. However people on a budget may be able to install a House Alarm system from around $250. They can be as expensive as $1,000 or more depending on the level of security the homeowner desires.
Surveillance cameras vary in cost also. The more cameras used the higher the cost of purchasing them. They are able to be installed quite easily by the homeowner. Professionally installed ones could cost as much as $3,000 to $4,000.
Smoke Alarms are also an important weapon in a House Alarm set up. Every home should be fitted with at least 3 smoke detectors that are recommended by the fire department.
There are House Alarm specialists in most communities who will be quite happy to give you advice on which system is best for your home.
Some insurance companies may give a discount on their premiums if they are advised that there is a Home Alarm system installed in the premises.