Security systems work on the principle of securing entry points such as doors and windows while at the same time securing interior spaces that contain valuables. The size of the home does not matter as much as long as the security systems are in order. The home’s security systems is monitored its working using a control panel. A security system can therefore be defined as the means or method of securing through a system of inter-working components and devices. However in more specific terms, home security systems are networks of integrated electronic devices that work together with a central control panel to protect against thieves and intruders.
The components of a home security system include; a high decibel siren, control panel, door and window sensors, wired security cameras, motion sensors and a yard sign. The primary controller that contains the computer used for arming or disarming the security system is referred to as the control panel. In order for the action of arming or disarming the control panel communicates with each installed component that sounds the alarm upon breaching of the security zone.
A control panel contains a touch pad for the purposes of easy programming and interaction whereby pass codes are entered to arm or disarm the system. Wireless remote controls or key fobs work with the touch pads when programming the system.
An invisible zone is created using motion sensors in order to give protection to a space. The invisible zone when breached sounds an alarm as quickly as possible and motion sensors are used to protect rooms that contain valuables such as money, art and guns. Two parts are contained in the door and window sensor which are installed adjacent to each other. One of the parts is installed on the door or window while the other is installed on the window sill or door frame. So as to form a security circuit the door or window is closed whereby the two parts of the sensor are joined together.
Upon arming of the security system at the control panel the sensors communicate with it by reporting that the point of entry is secure. Sudden opening of the door or window results to breaking of the security circuit in which the control panel interprets this as a security breach thereby sounding of the alarm.
Upon sounding of the high decibel alarm the alarm monitoring company is notified automatically. A high decibel alarm needs to be loud enough in order to alert the neighbors and also scare away burglars. Not only do the surveillance cameras need to be available in both wired and wireless configurations but also can be accessed remotely.