Imagine seeing an unknown person inside your home, rummaging through your things without your permission. This could clearly throw you off-guard, risk your safety and make you seriously think of tightening your security. Luckily, a variety of home and commercial security systems Vancouver are widely available today to help address your needs.
Home and commercial security systems Vancouver are designed based on the basic principle of securing entrance points such as doors and windows, as well as interior areas where items of value may be stored. These systems are composed of a network of electronic components and devices that work together under a central control panel.
How Security Systems Work Home and commercial security systems Vancouver work with the primary objective of detecting, determining and deterring criminal activity or security threat. This is achieved by securing entrance points into a home or commercial space using sensors. These sensors relay information to a control panel or command center that is installed in a convenient location within the house, store or office.
The sensors are normally installed indoors, particularly in areas that lead to and from a house/office, and windows that are easily accessible. Meanwhile, motion sensors are used to secure open spaces inside homes, offices and buildings.
Security systems typically include the following: Control panel - the computer that arms/disarms security systems, communicates with other system components, activates the alarm once a security zone is breached and communicates with the monitoring company.
Door and window sensors - these sensors indicate the opening or closing of a door or window. When a monitored door or window suddenly opens, a message is sent to the control panel, which flags it as a security breach. Interior and exterior motion sensors - these sensors create an invisible zone that sounds an alarm when breached. These are ideal in safeguarding rooms where valuables are stored.
Surveillance cameras - they allow users to monitor areas of a house, office or commercial space. These include entry points, garages, barns, storage rooms and other areas that are far or difficult to see. Surveillance cameras may come in wired and wireless configurations.
* High-decibel siren or alarm - an alarm that is loud enough for neighbours to hear. It alerts people inside a monitored property and surrounding area that a problem is detected.
Security systems perform certain tasks when a secured zone is breached. Depending on the type of system used, they can either alert a monitoring company or simply call the attention of a homeowner/business owner about a security problem.