Prevention, Detecting, and Alerts
Secure homes need alarms, and often more than one. Fire alarms can save your life, car alarms can save you a cost break-in, temperature alarms can alert you if their has been potentially hazordous HVAC problem.
When integrated with alarm monitoring, each type of alarm becomes a powerful asset to a home security system.
Using a driveway alarm keeps you alerted when someone has entered your driveway, gate, or any other parking/driving area.
Fire and smoke alarms can truly be called life-savers. Early notification of a fire can allow your family to act quickly. Every second matters when it comes to fire and smoke. Read more about smoke alarms.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Carbon Monoxide (CO) detectors trigger an alarm when high concentrations are detected. In quantity CO is lethal. High concentrations of CO are often caused by faulty heating devices.
In cold climates heating devices are often required to be running when you are away from the house. This prevents pipes from freezing, and other complications of the cold. In the summer a faulty furnace could turn your house into a sauna with terribly consequences for your house. Temperature alarms detect situations when the temperature reachs dangerous highs or lows. These are often called Freeze alarms.
Door and Window Alarms
Entry doors, windows, patio doors are the most common entry points for burglaries. Door alarms and window alarms are tripped upon breach allow your alarm system to spring into action.
A car break-in is a costly event from a repair, theft and insurance perspective. Car alarms can help prevent smash and grab attempts as well as car thefts.
Alarm Power Backup
An auxillary power back-up (normally batteries) allows an alarm system to continue functioning in situations where the primary power source has been lost. This could includes fires, power outages, and power system sabotage.
Water & Flood Alarms
Water alarms provide early notification in cases of moisture buildup. This can prevent flooding, water damage, and even mold. These devices are usually placed near tubs, sinks, toilets, hot water tanks, and major appliances.
Alarm Monitoring: Peace of mind (and lower insurance rates)
Alarm monitoring allows connects the various alarms in your home with a 3rd party monitoring company. This company will be contacted when an alarm is tripped. This can lead to a visit by the alarm company, a phone call to the home owner, calling 911, or all of the above. These services lower house and condo insurance rates and provide peace of mind when you are away from your house.