Understanding your security system

We appreciate that choosing the right security solution can be confusing and every home or business has different security needs and budgets. So to make it easy for you, we have detailed some basics that every residential or commercial security system will have. 

Things your alarm system should have:

  • 24/7 back to base monitoring
  • A minimum of two intruder detection devices installed on or near the main entry points to your property
  • Connection to mains electricity
  • Two internal sirens with one near the most likely entry point
  • An external siren with strobe light for visible deterrent
  • Window labels displaying a warning that your property is protected by an alarm system
  • Reed switches that activate the alarm at entry points (such as doors and windows)

For added security, it is advisable to have:

  • The capability to isolate different zones
  • Smoke detectors connected to your security alarm that can be included in your back to base monitoring
  • A preventative maintenance service every year
  • Remote control device programmed with a panic button

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