Traditional alarm systems are hardwired into homes and offices, and are monitored by a central station, ordinarily a security alarm system company. The customer therefore pays on a monthly basis as per agreement. Subsequently, the customer does not have access to technology that let them manage their own home security systems.
Intelligent alarm systems have now changed that. Ordinary customers have smartphones, home networks and wireless technology—all of which the smart alarm system can utilize. People are not at liberty to purchase door sensors to detect if someone is outside or door locks that can be monitored and potentially controlled from one's cell phone.
These innovative technologies have made it easy to control, monitor and secure properties, most specially while being away. They intelligently detect threats based on the environment data collected by different sensors. In essence, smart alarm systems empower the customer to build their own network of security while retaining control and these gadgets power smart connectivity where by offices can be connected to the head office for centralized monitoring. If an alarm goes off in office at night- it rings in the house as well.
Moreover, Smart alarm systems operate with different sensors that serve various purposes and the following are some of them:
- Glass-break sensors: When a pane of glass breaks, it emits sound waves in a specific frequency. Glass break sensors are able to pick up this frequency and generate an alarm in response. They are particularly useful near windows and glass doors.
- Motion sensors- Microwave sensors send waves of electromagnetic energy back and forth within an area. If an intruder enters, the energy is interrupted, and the sensor generates an alarm. Passive infrared sensors detect the body heat of an intruder and generate an alarm in response. Ideally, an area will be protected by dual-technology sensors. These combine microwave and infrared technology into one sensor, increasing the reliability of the system and decreasing the number of false alarms transmitted to the monitoring station.
Seismic- sensors: These are able to pick up vibrations on a surface and when a certain vibration threshold is reached, an alarm is generated. Seismic sensors may be placed on floors in order to detect a walking intruder, or on walls or doors, to detect an attempted break-in (J. Russell, personal communication.
- Pressure sensors. These detect the weight of a person or object. If an intruder steps on a pressure mat, the change in surface weight activates an alarm. Alternatively, a pressure switch may be placed underneath an object at risk of theft or removal. Again, if an intruder removes the object, the change in surface weight triggers an alarm.
The benefits of installing intelligent alarm systems are the following:
- Smart alarm systems can be cheaper because customers avoid paying someone else to install or monitor them.
- Many people enjoy the plug and play aspect of smart alarms since they can choose the technology and components that they feel best meets their needs.
- As smart alarm systems do not need to involve an alarm monitoring company, the customer can retain control. Many homeowners prefer this level of involvement in monitoring their home security.
Furthermore, customer access to smart technology goes beyond home and office security, enabling consumers to manage and monitor many aspects of home ownership, such as water-leak detection, loss of building heat, the ability to open or close garage doors remotely and the ability to turn on or off small appliances or lights.
Whatever technology you are planning to use to monitor or control aspects of your home and office, Gadget Guru is the ultimate expertise experienced in smart home and office technology provisions. Contact us on 3 188 740 / 74 194 85 to schedule a demo.