Burglar alarms are an electronic device that emits a loud noise or notifies someone when someone attempts to make unauthorised entry to a building or other premises. It consists of a control panel, external sounder and an internal sounder with the additions of a variety of detection devices. More information on burglar alarms is available HERE.
1: Protects Valuables
This is, of course, the benefit most people immediately think of with regards to burglar alarms. We likely all know someone who has lost electronics, jewelry, or other high-value items due to a home invasion. The tragedy is compounded when the item is an irreplaceable family heirloom. A home burglar alarm has an external sounder that scares off many would-be burglars and then notify the local authorities if someone does attempt a break-in.
2: Deters Crime
A 2009 study by Rutgers found that, as the number of home security systems increased in an area, the number of residential robberies decreased in that area, even for people who didn’t have their own security system. Having a security system not only protects you, but helps your neighborhood be a safer place for everyone.
4: Lowers Homeowner’s Insurance
You may be paying a monthly or annual fee for your security system, but having the system installed and maintained by an SSAIB approved Company you can lower your homeowner’s insurance by up to 20%. That, combined with the other benefits, makes an alarm system a vital part of your home.
5: Allows for Peace of Mind
The sense of security and peace you gain with an alarm system is perhaps the greatest benefit of all. Next to being safe, the confidence of feeling safe will help you be a more productive, healthy, and focused person.
Adding a security system to your home gives you an extra layer of defense against any potential intruders. Whether you rent or own, you can enjoy the benefits that come with having a security system.
Source: Hillary Johnston.
Burglar alarms are typically installed to notify in one of the below configurations;
1: Aubible Only
2: Smartphone App Notification
3: Single or Dual Path Communicator with Keyholder Response
4: Single or Dual Path Communicator with Police Response
The smartphone app will allow you to set and unset your system no matter where you are in the world in addition to this it will also send you a push notification if your alarm is activated. The app has many more features such as viewing your detectors in real time or reading the event log.