These days it is very important to make every effort to secure your house as best as you can. A good way to achieve this is with home alarm systems. There is no shortage of these types of products on the market nowadays and the choice and differences in technology can make choosing something suitable quite a confusing affair. You will find products varying in terms of the type of technology used, their capability and of course the price.
There are many different levels of technology that goes into the products which means levels of security does differ. Choosing a suitable system will come down to your own personal requirements and how much money you have to spend on this. Below are some different types to consider.
First up are the Passive Infrared Detectors which are the more widely used security products these days. They use technology that has the ability to sense motion and heat and are reasonably affordable for securing an average sized house. Normally you would require on small sensor in each room to be secured. These small devices emit infrared beams across the room which detects an intruder by sensing the body heat and change of shape in the room.
Ultrasonic Detectors are fairly similar to the Infrared Detectors except they use ultrasound technology. Similar to the Infrared Detectors these will also detect motion that breaks the ultrasonic waves that it emits across the room. The ultrasonic waves will usually bounce off solid objects but will be absorbed by humans triggering the alert.
Glass Break Detectors are very basic security products. They are very useful for detecting the sound of glass breaking which can occur when a burglar is trying to gain entry to the property. These products can detect sound as low as 20 Hz and then trigger the alert. They are mostly used in the home but may not be very effective against burglars who are experienced in gaining entry to the property. It might be best to use this along with another system.
Vibration alert products are simple home alarm systems which are more effectively used outdoors. They are made from a simple circuit type setup with loose setup so that it can be easily triggered by an unsuspecting intruder. The alert is triggered when the circuit gets broken. These are more commonly used as earthquake warnings in certain countries but can be effective for security also.
Lastly but by no means least there are Magnetic Passive Field Detectors. These are probably the most expensive of the bunch but are carrying the most technology. Mostly used for outdoor purposes they make use of magnetic signals to detect any intruders. When a human magnetic signal interferes with the products own magnetic field the alert is triggered.
Home alarm systems do vary widely and depending on an individual's requirements they can be relatively cheap to purchase and install. The type of system you choose is likely to depend on things like the size of your house, the level of security required and your actual budget. There are products available to suit all kinds of budgets.
August 19, 2017, 1:33:04 pm, America/Chicago