How Do Alarm Systems Work?

Alarm System Bucks Pa Installing an alarm system in your Bucks PA home or business is critical. Basic security systems or burglar alarms are typically wired to a central control panel that will activate when doors or windows are opened while the system is armed. These basic electronic alarm systems are made up of three main components designed to detect, determine and deter any criminal activity or other threatening situations.

Detect

The most basic component of an alarm system is the part that detects, or the sensor. These sensors are placed on all protected windows, doorways and other entries and will activate when the door or window is opened. Most sensors include two parts. The first part contains a small magnet and the other contains a circuit with a metal switch that magnet holds closed. When a door or window is opened, the magnet can no longer hold the circuit closed and it becomes broken, which activates the alarm. Some alarm systems may also feature motion detectors that signal the system when someone or something enters an area that wasn’t there previously.

Determine

The component of the alarm system that determines is the control panel, or the “brain.” Most homeowners and businesses use alarm systems to protect the building when they aren’t there. A control panel allows you to arm and disarm the system with a specific pass code. If this pass code isn’t entered into the control panel within a certain amount of time upon entering, the audible alarms will activate.

Deter

Once an alarm system is triggered, it will activate physical alarms with sirens and lights. These devices are designed to scare an intruder away and alert you of any criminal activity. Most alarm systems are also monitored by a central alarm monitoring service. The signals are sent to the alarm monitoring center where trained dispatchers will take care of the situation. A dispatcher will contact the homeowner or business owner after the alarm is triggered to verify if it is an emergency situation. The dispatchers will then contact the police or other emergency services if needed.

Installing an alarm system in your Bucks PA business or home will greatly benefit you, your family and your assets. Holicong Security has over 50 years of experience in providing quality alarm systems for customers throughout the area. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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