This is a typical two-bedroom, 1 floor house layout with a basic burglary system installed.
Door Sensors: Usually installed on exterior doors (although they can be placed on interior doors as well), these sensors sound an alarm when the door is opened while the system is armed. They self-reset, so every time the door is opened the alarm will be re-sent to the Monitoring Station*.
Window Sensors: Installed on windows that are easily accessible from outside, these sensors sound an alarm when the window is opened while the system is armed. They also self-reset, so every time time window is opened the alarm will be re-sent to the Monitoring Station*.
Glassbreak Alarms: Installed on large windows (picture windows, bay windows) that do not open, these sensors monitor the glass for impact. The window being broken-or a hit against the window hard enough to possibly break the window-will sound an alarm.
Motion Alarms: Mounted on the wall, typically in a corner, motion alarms monitor the room for changes in infrared light that indicates movement. Most Motion Alarms are ‘pet safe’, allowing cats and dogs to move around on the floor without setting off the alarm. Motion alarms are self-resetting, re-sending the alarm to the Monitoring Station* every time a new movement is detected.
Keypad: This is the central control area for your system.
Alarm Panel: This is the panel that contains the brains of the system.
Placement and number of sensors will depend on the layout of your house and your individual security concerns. Contact us today to have a free, in-home security evaluation to find out how we can help you get peace of mind for yourself and your family in an easy-to-use Burglary Alarm system from Knight Security.
*Security Monitoring is a separate service requiring a contract and a monthly service charge.