A wireless home security system offers an abundance of security. While many home or business owners will consider their location virtually safe, this is not always so. It truly does not matter, where your establishment is located, because you are still at risk of being burglarized. The only way to protect your home from these scandalous villains is with a home security system.
Below you will discover a list of internal and external sensors that are connected to the security system and exactly how they work:
Types of Alarm Sensors
- Motion sensors: Most security systems will come with several external motion sensors, whereas others will have them embedded into the camera. It does not matter, whether the motion sensors are external or internal, because they are a very important component for the system. These sensors are capable of detecting any unusual activity or movement, within the sensor’s range. These sensors will be integrated with passive infrared detectors that are capable of sensing changes of temperatures in a specific area. Once the sensor detects an increase in the temperature, an audible alert will be initiated. This will immediately alert the owner that an uninvited visitor is lurking around their property.
- Door Sensors: A door sensor is an external device that will need to be attached to the interior side of an entrance door. It comes with a magnet that must be installed in an approximate location near the door sensor. While these devices are not all designed in the same manner, they will operate similarly. The door sensor must be attached to the door on the side where it opens and the magnet will need to be attached on the door frame, where the devices will meet, when the door is closed.When an uninvited visitor opens the door, the magnet and sensor will become disconnected from each other. This will send out an immediate alert the home monitoring base and an audible alert will be initiated. This action occurs instantaneously, so the owner will be made aware of the intrusion and the burglar will know that he is at risk of being caught in action.
- Window Sensors: Window sensors operate in the same manner, as the door sensor. They are also installed the exact same way, so when the window is raised, the magnet and sensor will become disconnected, and an alert will be initiated.
- Glass Break Sensor: This sensor is phenomenal device that is capable of detecting breaking glass. Some of these sensors will be designed to attach directly to the window pane. One side of the sensor will have a sticky residue that will form to the glass and remain in place, until you decide to remove it. These sensors must be compatible with your home security system, so if you are purchasing them separately, be sure to read the product description completely. If at any time the glass is broken by an intruder, an audible alert will instantly be initiated. This will alert the owner that an abnormal incident has occurred and an investigation should bean immediately. Some of these sensors do not attach directly to the window, instead they can be placed within 10-20’ of the window pane. These sensors are not as reliable, as the sensor that attaches directly to the glass, because they can trigger some false alarms.
- Sound Sensors: The sound sensor will be a great addition to your motion sensors, because they are capable of detecting unusual sounds or noises. Many security system manufacturers will embed these sensors into the cameras or wall monitor. If an unusual sound is detected, the sensor will be triggered, and an audible alert is initiated.
Many home or business owners will find that the sound sensor will send out a lot of false alerts, so they will disable it. Instead of keeping the sound sensor enabled all the time, you should turn it on, before leaving your establishment and turn it off, before returning. This way your home or business will be much more secure, when you are away.
Conclusion: The home security system is a great device that will enhance the security level in and around your home. You will have the option of purchasing the entire system including cameras and a variety of sensors, as a package deal. As mentioned above, if you are purchasing additional sensors, make sure that they are compatible with the system.
I hope this short overview of the types of alarm sensors seen in the most common home alarm systems helps and offers a little insight. Please feel free to call or email us directly and we would be happy to offer more in-depth explanation of the product or services.