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It is essential that you chose an alarm system that suits your needs. There are a lot to pick from and choosing the wrong one might just be as good as not installing any at all. You should take into consideration the purpose and function that you require and make this the basis of your preference.

Probably the most sophisticated technology in alarm systems, infra-red alarms sense variation in ‘temperature’ in a sensor field of vision. This way, they can distinguish human beings or a potential intruder from ‘false alarms’ that may set the alarm off without any real danger that may cause confusion and panic.

The best way to operate an infra-red alarm system is to network sensors in all rooms then connect all of them to a central control pad. On the occasions that the house will be empty or at night when all people have gone to bed, you will activate the alarm using a code. To turn the alarm off, just key-in the code but keep in mind that this type of alarm system usually allots only 20 seconds to input the code before it detects you and sets off, though some alarm systems have features that can increase this time fro elderly or disabled users.

Aside from the reliability and far-reaching form of home protection, infra-red alarm systems are also known for its versatility—in the sense that it can be placed and replaced in different areas of the house to better accommodate situations like pets roaming around the house or moving shadows of objects that can accidentally trigger the alarm. This kind of alarm come in hardwired or wireless, the latter being less expensive but the former more convenient for short term residence or a rented home.

There are two ways which the alarm system may alert people of a possible break-in. Bell alarms are the older, more pioneer one. Most of these alarm systems produce a siren-like noise and light from the external alarm box similar to that of a police mobile. When the alarm detects a security breach, this very loud noise and conspicuous light will wake you up in the middle of the night and warn you, so you can contact the police for protection. However, a burglary may happen when there is nobody at home so you will have to depend on your neighbour to hopefully take notice of your tripped alarm and contact the police. One problem with this set-up is that a number of bell alarms are present in the neighborhood and false alarms are not rare which may possibly delay the police from getting into your home and give the intruders ample amount of time to get away.

This is what monitored alarm systems can remedy. Although this alarm system works the same way as bell alarms, it is enjoying quite an amount of popularity because it reduces the possibility of a successful theft due to delayed police response. Monitored alarm systems have an added feature: they are networked to a security company that will immediately alert the police, so you wouldn’t have to depend on your neighbours to do the calling. There are also some alarms that have a “Personal Attack” button which makes it possible for you to alert the company yourself, and a fire alarm that is never shut down so the security company can immediately contact the fire department. The average fee for this service is £5 to £10 a week which varies upon the features and services that you want. If you want to save on installing a monitored alarm system, you may use your pre-installed bell alarm system and have the company fit their remote receiver to monitor your alarm status, which will definitely cost less than a full installation.

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