Components Of A Home
Security System

Choosing the ideal security system for your home can be quite tricky. However, our job at HCI is to ensure the process is seamless for you.

One of the first things you need to know is the different components of a comprehensive home security system.We have provided the necessary information on these components.

MOTION SENSORS

The function of the motion sensors is to set off the alarm, which alerts you of the presence of an intruder. But beyond this function, you can also use the motion sensors to turn on the lights or activate the security cameras as well.

CAMERAS

One of the major components of any comprehensive home security system is the camera. Typically, most security systems use high definition cameras which are installed outside and inside the house. In the modern systems, these cameras can be connected to your smartphone as well so that you will get a live feed and will be able to closely monitor the premises even when you are away. Cameras are also quite handy for evidence in the event of an unfortunate occurrence.

GLASS BREAK DETECTORS

This type of detector isusually installed near the glass windows and doors. As the name implies, the function of the glass break detector is to set off an alarm as soon as someone tries to break into your house by shattering one of the windows or doors. Interestingly, the glass break detector is one of the most inexpensive of all the components of a comprehensive home security system.

SENSORS FOR THE DOOR AND WINDOWS

These sensors are typically additional gadgets that are used alongside the glass break detectors. These sensors come in handy in an event when the intruder doesn’t break your glass door or window but actually manages to open them. Upon any unauthorized intrusion, these sensors trigger the alarm which will immediately inform you of the intrusion.

SIGNS AND STICKERS

The role of signs and stickers as part of any security system is quite crucial. Although many people underemphasize the importance of signs and stickers, they are actually very useful when placed in the right places.

Particularly, these labels have a way of affecting the psyche of intruderswhen placed strategically. For instance, if you have signs in different parts of your house that there is a robust home security system within the building, the potential intruder can be deterred from coming into your home.

Carbon monoxide Detector

Another interesting component of any security system is a detector for the colorless, tasteless, odorless but deadly, carbon monoxide. This gas is impossible to detect without a warning device and with a wireless carbon monoxide detector is the perfect complement to your alarm system. It provides front-line protection against the silent threat of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Outdoor Wireless Contact

The Outdoor Wireless Contact Sensor expands the reach of security systems to outdoor areas, providing timely notification when outdoor gates or doors are opened. It is able to handle harsh temperature conditions, and this sensor is ideal for wide gaps when a typical contact sensor is insufficient.

Additional Must Have Equipment

  1. Keypad
  2. Key fob
  3. Smoke & Heat

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