Motion Detectors

The most common way to protect a home is motion detectors. When using motion detectors you take the guess work out of the equation. A motion detector does not care how the intruder got into the home: through a window, or a door, or even by cutting a hole in the wall! We recommend motion detectors in areas where intruders are most likely to go such as staircases, master bedrooms, family rooms and offices. They can also be used as early protection, like in an unfinished basement. You may have nothing down there but if you are upstairs asleep detecting an intruder quickly is a nice benefit.

Door and Window Contacts

Door and window contacts are used to protect just that, doors and windows. A contact is mounted to the door or window. When the door or window is open, an alarm condition is created.

Glass Break Detectors

Glass break detectors are commonly used to enhance door and window protection. These detectors can detect breaking glass from up to 20 feet away. These detectors work best when looking directly at the glass. Thick drapes or other sound muffling items can affect the performance of the detector.

Indoor & Outdoor Sirens

Most systems these days come with one indoor siren. However, we recommend exterior sirens only. They cost more but they are worth it. An inside siren is more likely to scare you than a burglar. They can also be extremely painful to pets whose hearing is more sensitive. Intruders are intimidated by outdoor noise. Neighbors, passer-bys and police may detect them more readily. Most intruders will leave immediately. We recommend 2 outdoor sirens for the average home: one in front, one in back or one on either side of the house. Our sirens have built in tampers. If one is ripped off the side of your house, the other one can still sound.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Carbon monoxide detectors will detect carbon dioxide in the home. Manufacturers recommend that they one be placed for every 1500 square feet of living space.

Smoke Detectors

We use a photoelectric smoke detector with a built in sounder and heat sensor. Using this technology, you are much less likely to have false alarms when installing these in or near a kitchen, unlike the more commonly used smoke detector which detects products of combustion. We also add a heat sensor in the even t of a flash fire where there is very little smoke and a lot of heat. A traditional smoke detector would not activate in this type of situation. Last but not least, our detectors have built in sounders that are hardwired in each detector through the house. When an alarm condition occurs, the sounders on all the smoke detectors in the home activate, to alert everyone in the home.

Keyfob Panic Buttons

Keyfobs are wireless devices similar to a car keyfob that locks/unlocks a car. An alarm system keyfob can arm or disarm your security system and can send the police. There is also an optional button on the keyfob that can be programmed to turn on/off another device. Additional wireless panic buttons can be purchased. They look like a keyfob but they only have 1 or 2 buttons instead of 4. 1 button keyfobs can be used as a panic or medical alert button. 2 button keyfobs are used in situations where both buttons need to be pressed to cause an alarm condition.

Temperature Alert

Temperature Alert-This unit will alert you at the keypad, and notify our central station if your home temperature falls below a preset temperature, usually 55 degrees Fahrenheit. This is often used when people spend time away from home in the winter and want to ensure the pipes don't freeze.

Wireless Alarm Communicator

These devices act like a cell phone, sending date from your alarm system to our central monitoring station via the wireless network. We highly recommend that one of these devices be added to your new or existing system.