Components of a Home or Business Security System

By: David Johnson

One thing is for sure and that is that research developers and engineers have been hard at work perfecting the technology that goes into a modern day security system for a home or business. The popularity of home security systems began to take hold in the early nineteen-seventies, when businesses such as ADT that specialized in security began to branch off into this newly emerging market place.

Back then a home security system basicly consisted of trip mechanisms that were located on windows and doors that were relatively easy to bypass if the criminal possessed even a basic understanding of their function. Believe it or not some of these early systems could be disabled by simply turning off the power at the furze breaker box that is located on the side of a home.

Research developers have been focused on several areas with regards to the technology that goes into an alarm system for many years now and with the advent of micro electronics, great strides have been made. To start with a back-up battery powered auxiliary power source is a standard component of every alarm system now and these back-up power sources have the capacity to run a system for days or even weeks if need be.

Trip mechanisms are still a standard component of most alarm systems but they are backed up with other high tech layers of security that can even begin on the outside of a building with a thirty-five foot security perimeter that completely surrounds a building. This is possible through the use of ultra-sensitive body heat and motion detectors hidden outside of the building that immeditaly detect even the slightest motion and sense body heat on the coldest or warmest days.

These sensors are so fine tuned that they can tell the difference between a man and a dog or a cat, so thee is never a false alarm. This same type of sensor is also incorporated on the inside of the building to prevent anyone from moving around inside if for some reason someone has made it there by hiding inside during a stores business hours for instance.

There are far more choices in alarm systems now, so finding one to fit any security issue is no problem at all. You now have your choice of standard or wireless technology if your security system is to be monitored by a security monitoring station. Also, you now even have the choice of several different types of more convenient arming mechanisms, such as a key chain clicker like a car alarm uses, or even voice recognition technology that allows you to give your alarm system spoken commands.

Also, modern alarm systems now come with added features such as fire detection sensors that will signal your alarm system to automatically wake up everyone in your home as it simultaneously calls the fire department and sensors that will alert you if your gas heater is leaking deadly carbon monoxide gas.

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