Feel safer, and smarter, by knowing more about home alarm systems
Carbon Monoxide Detector:
Odorless and colorless, carbon monoxide has been called the “silent killer.” A monitored carbon monoxide detector can help alert your system when high levels of this deadly gas are detected.
Door and Window Contacts:
When a door or window is opened, a contact sensor is triggered, sending an alarm signal to a customer monitoring center.
Some alarm companies sell phones that include emergency assistance and audible personal alarms.
In some systems, when a smoke/fire detector is triggered, it can transmit a signal to a monitoring center, which can notify the fire department to come to your aid.
Glass Break Detectors:
These devices can trigger an alarm when they detect the sound or vibration of breaking glass.
This accessory allows you to arm or disarm your system, open your garage door or turn on the lights in your home.
Some security systems turn on your lamps when either a fire or an intruder is detected. Light activation can also be controlled via a remote.
Low Temperature Sensors:
These sensors can alert a monitoring center when temperatures inside your home drop below a pre-set level.
Medical Emergency Pendant:
Push the button on these pendants and medical help can be summoned.
These can detect movement and can turn on lights or alarms.
With a touch-tone phone, you can turn some security systems on and off.
Some systems can use a paging feature to alert you of break-ins, fires or simply when the kids come home.
Two-Way Voice Keypad:
This device checks the status of your system from outside your home.