Basic Components of a Home Security and Alarm System

By: David Johnson

If you are like so many other people that are living in this day and age, then you probably have some level of concern regarding the security of your home. With crime on the rise and jails and prisons operating with revolving door policies that returns criminals to society better trained in their nefarious craft then when they first entered the system, it only makes sense to be concerned.

Fortunately the level of technology that is available in alarm and security systems for your home and business has also been on the rise and the researchers at ADT have been busy at work developing the systems that will enable you to stay not one, but several steps ahead of the criminal element.

In fact even the crooks have recognized that that the ADT name is synonymous with state of the art security protection, because a recent survey of incarcerated burglars found that 96% of them always pass over homes and businesses that display ADT signs and decals when there are out scouting for criminal opportunities.

A new up to date security system will now employ several layers of security to protect a building that in the past may have only been protected by trip mechanisms on the windows and doors. New state of the art technology now allows you to establish a security perimeter on the outside of your home that wraps completely around it. It also extends out thirty-five feet, which is the range of the body heat and motion detectors that are employed in this security grid.

These body heat or 'infrared' and motion sensors are truly high tech and are able to easily differentiate between cats and dogs and a human. They are virtually undetectable and operate day or night in a wide range of weather conditions and will sound the alarm if anyone comes withing range. This means that you no longer have to wait for someone to actually enter or damage a building before they are detected and gives you that much more advance warning.

Of course in an up to date security system all of the windows and doors are also equipped with trip mechanisms that will send a message to the control panel if they are activated. Then inside of the home or building has yet another layer of security that is established using body heat and motion detectors. All of these components are interconnected using the latest wireless technology, so there are no wires that can be cut and even the signal to the security monitoring station is sent wireless, just like a cell phone call.

Another thing that many people are unaware of is that an ADT home security system can also protect you and your family from fire and carbon monoxide poisoning caused by leaks in your homes gas heating system. Both of theses detection systems use the same high level of technology in their sensors that is employed in the rest of the security system. The cost of a system like this has fallen dramatically over the recent years and also home owners insurance are crediting ADT customers with discounts amounting to as much as 20%.

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