How to choose the right alarm systems for your home

Written by Posted On Saturday, 27 July 2019 08:23

There are many alarm systems for homes on the market. Wire alarms, wireless alarms, alarms connected with self-monitoring or alarms coupled with remote monitoring ... Which of the following models can be selected? We give you all our advice to compare the different existing home alarms and choose yours.

How to choose the alarm system that suits you?

Above all, it is necessary to turn to a standard alarm system, in order to be guaranteed of the quality of the product. This standard proposes several degrees of protection represented by shields:

---> A single shield means that it is addressed to dwellings that are difficult to access, such as apartments located on a floor,

---> Two shields symbolize a solution for easily accessible homes with valuables,

---> An alarm system labeled with three shields is more for businesses containing valuable goods such as jewelry, or museums.

The choice of the type of alarm system depends on the environmental risks to which you are exposed: if you live in a neighborhood where several burglaries took place, choose a complete protection system combining peripheral protection and volumetric control. On the other hand, if you feel that you are at low risk, a peripheral or volumetric system should be sufficient.

In the case of a Bosch Alarm 6000 Installation system with remote surveillance, the telemonitoring company in charge of the service will first assess very precisely the security needs according to the type of housing, its level of isolation, the frequency of passage, etc. Then, it will identify exactly who can have normal and authorized access to the home. Once these findings have been made, a contract will be put in place between the company and the protected future.

To choose the alarm system perfectly suited to your needs, the best solution is to call on an expert able to take into account your needs, your budget, and offer you a quote tailored to your selection criteria. If the alarm system with remote monitoring remains the most advanced option in terms of efficiency and safety, other less expensive systems exist to ensure a minimum of security, as well as many devices that are accessible and easy to install.

How to combine alarm system and works?

When living in a home without work in progress, it may be wise to choose a wireless home alarm as a security system. Unlike its wired counterpart, this type of alarm has no cables and therefore does not imply bleeding to hide them. It is therefore an ideal alarm for renovated houses since its installation does not require new fees.

Whether wired or not, your alarm system must also be able to adapt to possible future work in your home. Be aware of the number of connections that a central office has: if you want to expand your home or connect a new detection device later, this precaution is important to avoid having to reinvest in a new alarm kit.

What types of alarm systems exist?

There are three different types of alarms:

Local alarms: These are not connected to the outside. They consist of a central alarm connected to intrusion detectors usually placed at the doors and windows. This type of alarm has a purely dissuasive function. In case of intrusion, the alarm starts and the burglar is encouraged to flee. That said, the alarm is not connected, you do not receive any notification of the current incident, unless your neighbors are alerted by the beep and contact you. This is a first level of protection.

Alarms connected with self-monitoring: This type of alarm is connected to a telephone line or ADSL, an internet box or to the mobile network thanks to a GSM transmitter and a SIM card. It comes with a mobile application to install on your mobile phone. In the event of an incident or infraction, you receive a message or an automatic call alerting you. It will then be up to you to take the necessary measures to verify the situation and to call on outside help if necessary. With this system, you can control your alarm remotely, and activate it from where you are if you forgot to do it from your home.

Alarms connected with remote surveillance: With this system, each time the alarm is triggered, an alert is sent to a central monitoring station. An agent will then process the alert, analyze the situation and remotely check that it is not an accidental trigger. This verification done, he will be able to alert the police or the emergency services.

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