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What is a home security system?

by | Mar 6, 2020 | Advice

The term ‘Home security system’ usually refers to a collection of electronic devices with specific software / applications to form part of a early intruder detection system. It may all be connected to one system or be different systems reporting back to a central hub or location.

The usual items that forms part of such a system is outdoor & indoor movement detection sensors, heat & smoke detection sensors, electrified fencing, automated gates and CCTV systems.

Every system must have the following:

  • Control panel
  • Control pad/keypad
  • Various sensors (depending on your unique requirements/property layout)
  • Siren(s)

Normal expansions of this basic system is:

  • Panic buttons
  • Fire alarm
  • Electrified fence
  • CCTV cameras
  • Automated gates
  • Automated doors
  • Automated lighting

Considerations of system design:

  • Your lifestyle
  • Your location
  • Existing systems installed
  • Your security needs.

System design:

What works for your neighbour might not be a practical solution for you so it’s impossible to compare alarm systems.  At B & L Services we we say that your security system design is the most important one, not only from a safety perspective but also from the price-point.

Our process includes a conversation with you about your needs and a site visit to assess what the best security solution would be for your particular property and your lifestyle.  Remember that the systems you select to protect you and your family is only as good as the core design so it’s very important to ensure you have the best solution that can be expanded at a later stage.  Cheap and economic systems are aimed at saving you money, not protecting you so these should not even be considered.  Technology is moving fast and security systems are integrating with home-automation systems so it’s imperative to ensure security system software are easy to update and maintain.

Our approach is to recommend and install early warning/deterring systems that can can alert your chosen armed response company in the case of an intrusion.

A typical system would consist of the following:

Please connect with us to assist you with the design of your home or business security system.