Your home alarm system is an integral part of keeping you and your family protected and feeling safe and comfortable. To do this, a variety of alarm system parts and accessories combine to cover your home in a security blanket of sorts.
Here is what you need to get your alarm system up and running, along with some options for upgrading its coverage and capabilities.
Required Alarm System Parts
For an effective home security system, your alarm system must have these three essential components:
Through a variety of cameras, including both indoor and outdoor surveillance cameras and a doorbell camera, homeowners are able to see what’s going on in and around their home at all times. The surveillance feed can be monitored on a personal device and stored on the cloud in case you need it later.
There are a few types of sensors that are used for home security:
- Motion sensors: Alerts you if it senses movement.
- Door and window sensors: Notifies you if a door or window is forced open or broken.
- Proximity sensors: Arms or disarms the system when you leave or return home.
- Smoke, water, and carbon monoxide sensors: Alerts both you and emergency response.
3- Control Panel
As the central station, a control panel with an easy-to-read dashboard and intuitive functions act as the nervous system of your home. Every notification and setting is right at your fingertips either on a wall panel or on your personal device (or both).
Plus, not only does this allow you to turn your home security system on and off, but it offers complete smart home automation when you decide to expand to smart lighting, climate control, and audio systems.
Optional Alarm System Add-Ons
After you have installed the basics, you may want to consider these two optional add-ons that will make your home even more comfortable and secure.
1- Garage Sensor
A garage system will let you know if you’ve left your garage open and also lets you control it remotely. No more will you wake up in the morning and find your garage wide open, wondering if anything was stolen during the night. You can also allow someone access to your garage while you’re away.
2- Smart Lighting
A personal, wireless lighting system allows you to dim and turn your home’s indoor lights on and off right from your mobile device and even through voice control. You can designate them all together, in zones, or one light at a time. You can also set them to turn on and off automatically so no one will be the wiser when you’re away.
A Complete System
Now that you have your own complete, custom home system with these alarm system parts, you’ll be amazed at how often you find yourself using it and wondering what you ever did before it came along. Finally, you’ll rest easy knowing your gear, your home, and your family are all safe and well every single day.