4 Things You Didn’t Know Your Alarm System Could Do
1. Vibration/Glass Breakage Detection:
How do you defeat an alarmed door or window? Most windows or doors are armed with contacts that detect when it is opened. But breaking the glass on a window or cutting through a door will not be detected by the alarm system.
Add a vibration sensor to increase the effectiveness of your perimeter security. Smash and grabs are the most common kind of theft (another post on Smash and Grabs can be linked here) and every second counts!
2. Flood Detection:
Not only can your alarm system protect you from theft, but it can also protect your property from water damage.
Add a water detector to have an early warning system in place for your hot water tank bursting, kitchen or bathroom flooding and anything else you can think of.
3. Backup Battery Operation:
Most alarm systems have a 4 Amp or 7 Amp battery that can carry an alarm system for up to 24 hours depending on the size of the system, size/quality of the battery and activity. Ask your security provider (or us ) how to improve this.
This means during a power outage, you will still be protected!
Important Note: When your alarm goes off on battery power, the siren and keypads will expend a lot of battery life by producing lights and audible alarms. The battery back up time is based on standby time and does not include the alarm going off.
A cellular communicator sends alarm signals (either along with internet/phoneline or by itself) to a cell tower much like your cell phone. This means when your internet/phoneline is down or cut, the alarm is still communicating with you and the alarm monitoring station.
The best part is that it can share the back up battery used on your alarm panel or have it’s own dedicated back up battery. You can have a completely self sustaining alarm system that will leave you with no vulnerabilities!