Burglar/ Security Alarm System Installation in Miami & Broward from Guardian Electronics Inc
Investing in a security alarm systems in Miami and Broward is a good option for added home or commercial security because it provides proven theft deterrence options as well as peace of mind. Taking the time to understand the types of security alarm systems available and exactly how they will improve your home security is important so you can purchase a system tailored to your needs and budget. Alarm systems can be wired or wireless. You must decide if you wish to install the system yourself or contract with a licensed professional installer (Guardian Electronics Inc).
Monitored Or Unmonitored?
Monitored systems are those where a private company like Guardian Electronics Inc watches your system 24 hours a day, every day, alerting the police if something goes wrong and you cannot be contacted. Unmonitored systems have on-site sirens and flashing lights that alert your neighbors of a break-in, meaning that you’ll be relying on them to contact police if you aren’t home. The best security comes from monitored systems, because their vigilance is constant. They typically function in the following way:
1. The system’s sensors are triggered in some way, such as a door opening.
2. The system waits 30 to 45 seconds to give the homeowner a chance to deactivate the system to prevent false alarms.
3. If the alarm is not deactivated, the security system sends a message to the monitoring company over telephone lines or by a wireless device.
4. The monitoring company receives the message and verifies the alarm, generally by placing a call to the home or homeowner’s mobile phone. If they do not receive the proper passcode or do not receive an answer, the company calls the police.
5. The police respond.
Components Of A Home or Commercial Alarm System
Control panel: All the operations of the alarm system are centered in this panel, including the connections to the central monitoring station, either through a phone line or via cellular/radio means.
Central monitoring station (company): If the system is monitored, and the alarm is set off, the control panel sends a message here.
Touchpads or Keypads: This is where the system is armed and disarmed. They should be placed near doors so they can be armed on your way out and disarmed after you return. Most work on a passcode system.
Key fobs: Similar to your car lock/unlock fob, this will allow you to arm and disarm your alarm system from outside the premises without using a passcode.
Sirens: A siren will sound an alert when an alarm is set off.
Door and window sensors: These set off the alarm when a door or window is opened. Glass break sensors are also available and recommended.
Motion detectors: Motion detectors are activated by movement within the protected room. There are various styles to meet the individual needs of the homeowner.
Video monitoring (streaming or CCTV): Surveillance video is an option with most systems at an additional cost. The images can either be sent to the monitoring station (streamed) or captured on site on a Digital Video Recorder (DVR).
Panic buttons: Alert the central station of an emergency situation that requires immediate response by the police. These buttons are also known as a Duress Alarms.
Choosing Guardian Electronics as your Alarm Company
If you’re looking to get a security alarm system, do your research. Before calling Guardian Electronics Inc, speak to the local police first. Get an idea of how long it takes them to respond to a home security alarm after being contacted by our alarm company. Valuable time can be lost (as well as valuables themselves), which may influence your purchase decision. Next, ask them about fines for false alarms. To ensure your safety, it is recommended that the company that monitors your property be certified by Underwriters Laboratory, Factory Mutual or some other Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
Get quotes from our alarm company and compare detection coverage and features with other companies. When speaking to our company representative, make sure to ask him about the criminal screening process for our employees. Inquire about warranties and safety guarantees.
Even with the advent of wireless technology, many systems still need a hard telephone line to dial out. Make sure to ask Guardian Electronics Inc exactly how you want the system to contact us in the event of a security breach. If you are using Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) for your phones and internet, be sure to tell us( the alarm monitoring company), as transmission of alarm signals over these lines is often unreliable and other steps should be taken to ensure proper reception. If the hard line is still utilized, realize that many burglars know how to cut a telephone line before infiltrating a home. However, if the phone line is inaccessible and run underground, the thieves can’t tamper with the telephone line until after they have broken in – which is too late for them. An alternative is to purchase a cellular alarm system, which will not allow thieves to tamper with the transmission of the alarm signal.
Burglaries are opportunist, they generally watch the house before they decide to attack. A Security Alarm, in combination with a yard sign and/or Security Cameras will be enough difficulty to make criminals quit on their intensions and decide for other easy target.