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How to Design a Home Security System | Miami, Fl
Never has the awareness for home security been greater in Miami, Florida than it is today. While there was a time that installing a home security system was a luxury, today it has become a simple necessity. Most new homes in Miami, Fl already come with a home security system or at the least come pre-wired for a home alarm system. With an array of alarm companies in Miami, Fl the choices are endless. The options on home security design seem endless as alarm companies in Miami offer FREE home security systems while others offer fully integrated home security systems. The remainder of this article post is meant to clarify the home security system options that exist.
Door and Window Sensors
The first and most important level of protection on any Miami, Fl home security system is installing door and window sensors. Door and window contacts provide perimeter protection along the entire home. The purpose of installing door and window contacts or sensors is to prevent a burglar from opening a door or window without activating the home security system. When the home security system is activated, if a door or window is opened, the contact initiates an alarm condition. This is a vital level of protection on any home security system design. Many alarm companies in Miami, Fl will tell you that all you need to put contacts on is the doors. They will even go as far as to quote statistics that say that most intrusions occur thru doors rather than windows, so it's not necessary to install contacts on the windows. This is simply bad advice. Many alarm companies say this in an attempt to provide less equipment as a basic package. The consequence of this is leaving the majority of your home unprotected.
Glass Break Sensors
The next level of protection for your Miami, Fl home security system is glass break detectors. While installing door and window sensors provides great protection against anyone opening a door or window and entering your home, it does not provide protection against someone braking the glass. Door and window contacts or sensors will only set off your home security system if someone actually physically opens a door or window. The solution to this comes in the way of glass break detectors. Glass break sensors actually work as microphones that pick up the sound and vibration generated from breaking glass. The sensor actually looks for the low frequencies created by the impact when the glass is broken and also looks for the high frequency generated by the shattering of the glass. Your Miami, Fl home security system is not complete without glass break sensors. Glass break sensors work by installing them in each room or area where there is glass. They ordinarily have a coverage range of 25 foot radius. They do not however go thru walls and are greatly affected by heavy wall coverings or curtains. Glass break detectors must have a clear line of sight to the protected glass whether on a door or window.
Another essential to your home security system in Miami, Florida is an infrared motion detector. Motion detectors serve as a secondary protection to the door and window contacts and glass break detectors. Motion sensors are intended to work only when you are not home and never when you are in your home such as night time. At the least when designing your Miami home security system you should install a minimum of one motion sensor. Motion sensors ordinarily cannot be used if you have pets in your home. However, today most manufacturers of motion sensors make a pet immune version of their motion sensors. These pet immune motion sensors come with a range of immunity that is measured by the weight of your pet. Most sensors have a pet immunity of 40 pounds. Some pet immune sensors however have a pet immunity range of 80 or 100 pounds. When designing your home security system in Miami make sure you include a motion sensor.
While all home security systems in Miami, Fl ordinarily have an indoor alarm siren, most do not have an outdoor siren. Every home security system design should include an exterior siren. An exterior siren alerts all your neighbors that your home security system is going off. This is one of the best deterrents for preventing break ins. When an intruder hears a blaring siren going off outside the home, they know it is time to leave. Outdoor sirens are measures by watts. Make sure when designing your Miami, Florida home security alarm system to include an outdoor siren that is rated at a minimum of 30 watts. This will ensure enough loudness to be heard by all your close neighbors. Also make sure when designing your home security system that you have the alarm company you chose to install the outdoor siren in the front of your home. Many alarm companies choose to install outdoor siren on the sides of the home. This is not the best choice because it will not be heard properly. Another add on to the outdoor siren is a strobe light. A strobe light alerts the police responding to the protected premises that the alarm system is going off when they come down the block. A strobe light is a great way to deter any intruder from entering your Miami, Florida home.
These are just a few essential items you must have when designing your home security alarm system in Miami, Florida. Other options that are necessary and not covered in this article include smoke detector, carbon monoxide detector, and panic buttons. Another thing that must be considered is which mode of central station communication you will choose.
If you would like more information on what is the best home security system design for you then simply call us today at (786)325-7867 and speak to one of our home security system specialists. We can schedule to meet at your home at anytime convenient for you and design the home security alarm system in Miami, Florida that is right for you. Or you can visit or website at www.miamifloridahomesecurity.com and go to the contact page.
ADT Home Security Alarm System
3650 NW 82 Ave Suite 405
Miami, Fl 33166
786-325-7867 or 305-233-6044
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