Never before has there been a greater awareness in protecting our property by means of installing a home security system than there is today. FBI statistics show that having a home security system dramatically reduces your chances of becoming a victim of burglary or home invasion. Most home owners in Miami, Fl have taken this statistic seriously and have decided to protect their homes with a home security system. This statement is evidenced by the fact that most homes in Miami display the familiar ADT lawn sign outside their homes. Historically ADT has provided home security for more families than any other alarm company. The question however remains, how do I know what home security system is right for me? The following components are essential when designing a home security system.
Door and Window SensorsNo home security system is complete without door and window contacts. This is the most basic of home security components. A door or window contact produces an alarm condition whenever an opening of the door or window is produced when the home security system is armed. These sensors are the foundation to having a complete home security system. Some security professionals may advise you to install these sensors on just your doors based on the fact that most break ins occur through doors. Although this may be true, if you wish to properly design your home security system then it will be absolutely a necessity to install sensors on all doors and windows.
Motion SensorsOnce you have protected the perimeter doors and windows with sensors then the next thing to think about adding is interior motion sensors. The second layer of protection needed to correctly design your home security system are motion sensors. Motion sensors provide area coverage protection in the event a burglar somehow enters your home without actually opening a door or window. Motion sensors are very effective because they cover a large area of protection with just one sensor. The one thing to consider when incorporating motion sensors into your home security system design is whether you will have pets roaming freely in your home when you are away. In the same way a motion sensor captures a burglars movement it will also capture your pets motion. If you have pets and wish to use motion sensors as part of your home security design then you must have pet friendly motion sensors installed. Motion sensors now come with built in pet immunity that ranges from 40 to 100 pounds depending on your particular need.
Glass Break SensorsWhile motion sensors do provide excellent protection they do have a major drawback when considering your home security system design. Motion sensors can only be active when you are out of the home. If you intend to arm the security system while you are home then the motion sensors have to remain disarmed otherwise you will set your system off unintentionally. This creates a dilemma because without motion sensors providing protection anyone can enter your home by simply breaking the glass on a sliding door or window and walk right in. The solution to this dilemma is adding glass break sensors to your home security system design. Glass break sensors do just that, they provide glass break coverage for sliding doors and windows throughout your home. Every home security system design should incorporate glass break sensors as a basic protection device. Glass break sensors are made to protect an area coverage of a 25 foot radius. As long as there is a clear line of sight to the glass being protected this measurement can be used as a standard. If the window being protected has heavy window curtain coverings then this range will be dramatically reduced. Your home security system design will not be complete without glass break sensors.
Interior and Exterior SoundersOne of the most critical home security system devices needed in every system design is interior and exterior sirens. Nothing proves to be a better deterrent than having loud sirens going off inside as well as outside your home if a burglar attempts to break in. Again, some security system companies in Miami might suggest that it is sufficient to simply install an interior siren but this is not sufficient. While having an inside siren is essential, having an exterior one is equally essential. The first point of alert will be your neighbors hearing a piercing sound blasting from your home in the event a real break in occurs. Knowing that the entire neighborhood has been alerted from the exterior sirens is enough to make any burglar flee from the scene. No home security system design is complete without the addition of interior and exterior sounding devices.
ICall Us Today to Get a FREE In Home Security Survey (786)325-7867While there are a number of other devices that can be incorporated into your home security system these mentioned are essential in the design of any home security system. Arming keypads are a standard system and can be added to meet each home owner's individual needs. Keychain remotes are not truly essential but can also be added to the design of any home security system if the need is there. Another item that is required in some but not all home security system designs is the use of ADT Cell Guard wireless alarm communicators. These cellular communicators can be suggested in your home security design but are only essential in the event you do not have a home phone line.
If you would like more information on how to correctly design your Miami, Fl home security system then we suggest you allow us to help. We have factory trained home security system specialists that would love to sit down with you and help you design the home security system that fits your particular needs. Simply call us today at (786)325-7867 and let us know when we can come by and meet with you to gain a better understanding of your particular home security system needs. Or if you would like you can visit our website at www.miamifloridahomesecurity.com and put your information into the contact form.