A closer look at your alarm system

A few weeks ago, we discussed why homeowners don't have to worry about their pets setting off their security system. But this poses another question: what DOES trigger the alarm to go off?

One of the first, most important steps to having your home security system installed is understanding how it works. By knowing where the sensors are, what they do and how they work, you'll be better informed about how your system is keeping you safe, and how you can prevent false alarms.

What does your alarm detect?

At Security Doctors, we can make your system as simple, or as expansive, as you like. We'll use your specific security needs to recommend the types of sensors that are best-suited for your home and where they should go.

While every system is different, here are some of the sensors you'll have the option of adding to your alarm.

  • Door and window contacts: These are typically the most common sensors, which are triggered when a door or window is opened while the system is armed.
  • Glass break sensors: A locked window won't always stop a determined burglar. These sensors are designed to detect when glass windows or doors are broken to alert you (and our monitoring center) of an intruder.
  • Motion detectors: The pet-immune sensors detect movement in or around your home. If your system is armed and someone is in a room where they're not supposed to be, these detectors will spot the intruder immediately.
  • Smoke & fire sensors: Smoke & fire sensors are critical components of our alarm systems. If smoke or fire is detected in your home, the alarms will let you know – and our monitoring center will be alerted too.
  • Carbon monoxide sensors: Carbon monoxide gas is odorless, colorless and fatal when inhaled. Without these sensors in your home, you could be rendered unconscious before you even know the gas is present.

Security Doctors also offers a variety of Life Safety Devices that can detect a number of additional dangers, such as freezing temperatures (which can cause costly pipe bursts), flooding water, natural gas leaks or medical problems.

To get a customized security plan for your home or business, call Security Doctors today at (855) 239-5500.

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