If the home owner activates the alarm system and the control center registers activity in the home, a signal is sent by the control to a buzzer, flashing lights or any other audiovisual alarm element. Types of Alarm Systems:Home burglar alarms normally include
the following:Window and door sensorsMotion detectorsMain control panelCentrally located keypadExterior security signsHard wired or wireless constructionThese systems are often
centrally monitored by a security provider that alerts authorities of break ins. Some of the more common systems that are included in many homes:Smoke alarm systems include smoke detectors, possibly strobe lights and hearing impaired features for seniors and hearing impaired home owners. Fire alarms include a series of smoke detectors, heat detectors and possibly an in home sprinkler. One ignored aspect of your home security is your home’s built in systems, such as heating and cooling and plumbing. Critical System Alarms include:Cooling and heating alarms have detection and monitoring devices that transmit information about your heating and cooling system often directly to a monitoring company. Flood and water alarm systems monitor your plumbing system where even small leaks can go unnoticed and result in thousands of dollars in repairs. Types of Alarm Sensors:Alarm Sensors are essential elements of your home security system. A wide variety of security alarm sensors and detectors are available for use. It is obvious what most sensors do, so we will only describe the main ones used in a basic system. Contact Sensors: Most burglaries involve doors, either on entry or while leaving the house.