How an Adt System Guards your Home

By: David Johnson

Home security systems have come a long way since ADT first began installing them in the early nineteen-seventies. Back then, a home security system consisted of basic trip mechanisms on the doors and windows and an alarm somewhere on the outside of the home. Then the home monitored system evolved for home protection but it had one glaring weakness and that was that it was ran through a telephone land line that could be cut thereby disabling everything but the alarm on the home or business.

The research developers at ADT have continually worked to stay one step ahead of the criminal element and they have accomplished this task by incorporating the very latest technology as it became available. Some of the technology that a modern ADT security system now uses includes ultra-sensitive body heat and motion detectors that are strategically located inside and outside of a home or business.

These devices are so delicate that they easily tell the difference between animals such as cats or dogs and people. With a thirty-five foot perimeter of security established around a home the system is tripped before the prowler has a chance to reach the home. The same type of body heat and motion detectors are what is used on the inside of the home to make the interior of your home a trap for anyone that might break in while you are away.

Of course all of the outside doors and windows are equipped with security triggers that will activate the system if they are opened once the system as been activated. Because an ADT system can be connected by a wireless system and also has a battery back-up power source, it is fool proof and will operate perfectly if the power is turned off or the phone line is cut.

The modern ADT system also now comes with an ultra-loud siren that is located on or in the home that will let the whole neighborhood know if there is trouble at your home. With ADT, covering your home and property with an invisible blanket of security from break ins isn't enough, because there is so much more that an ADT security system does.

Complete fire detection is also available that uses state of the art heat sensors that are positioned inside of the home that will automatically signal the system to call the fire department if they sense unusual levels of heat in the interior of the residence. The fire detection system also will sound the alarm to wake up sleeping residents as well.

Another important component of an ADT security system is the carbon monoxide detection capabilities that it has, using another type of state of the art sensor. Due to malfunctioning gas heaters carbon monoxide gas kills a surprising number of people in the U.S. each year. The most frightening aspect of carbon monoxide is that it has no smell or color. There aren't even any symptoms that you are being poisoned by it, because you simply fall asleep and never wake up again when it kills.

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