Intruder Alarm Kits
An intrusion alarm system is a system whose aim is to monitor and detect unauthorised access to a building. These systems are used for different purposes and in different contexts both residential or commercial. The main purpose of an intrusion alarm system is to protect from burglary, vandalism, property damage, and, of course, the security of the individuals inside the building.
Basically, we have two types of intrusion alarms available: Do-it-yourself security system and security systems by professional firms. Home security pundits warn that DIY alarms make you responsible for contacting the police or other emergency services in case of an accident, while professional security firms usually bear that responsibility themselves in exchange for a monthly fee.
Nonetheless, manufacturers of DIY security systems offer complete security suites that feature window and door sensors, locks, motion and glass break detectors, sirens, and other vital components of a reliable intrusion prevention system for your home or small office. A limited number of security firms also provide monitoring services that, in contrast to contracts by established companies, have no fixed term and do not bound you with a two- or three-year service contract.
There Various Types of Intrusion Detection Systems:
Wireless vs. Hardwired Intrusion System
Hardwired home and office alarm systems are considered to provide a higher level of security, as a whole. However, the latest wireless systems are as reliable as their cable-powered counterparts are. Plus, wireless technologies offer a growing number of advantages in the field of home and office security. You cannot tell which of those two alternatives is the best intrusion detection system without taking into account additional factors.
Monitored and Unmonitored Alarms
A monitored or unmonitored burglar alarm can be either hardwired or a wireless system. An unmonitored intrusion alarm usually activates a siren or another noisy device once a sensor within the security system has detected an intrusion. It is not a very suitable solution for remote properties and real estate in rural areas, though.
Monitored home alarms are connected to a third party for monitoring. The sensors both trigger an alarm and send an alert to the monitoring party. Modern-day security systems are also able to connect and alert you to any events on your smartphone or another mobile device. Obviously, this type of home and/or office security solution is more expensive since you usually get a 24/7/365 monitoring service for your property.
Dummy Intrusion Alarms
These are the cheapest intrusion protection tools, but they work only as a sort of decoy. It is quite debatable whether a possible burglar will be stopped by such a visible dummy alarm and if a professional thief would ever be misguided enough to take it for a professional security system, but it sometimes works.