Burglar Alarm 101

With technology on the rise at an accelerated pace burglar alarms are sweeping the nation faster than ever. Throughout the years burglar alarms in businesses have become standard use. Due to their massive success in halting burglars, they are now even being used to defend homes.

No matter what type of alarm you have, most burglar alarms work the exact same way. They use open and closed circuits to transfer an electric current. When this electrical current is not being transferred it sets off a burglar alarm. In closed circuit security systems, the electrical current is transferred when the doors are shut. Which means if the doors are shut electrical current can be transferred throughout the circuits. If someone were to open the door that would mean that the electrical current can no longer be transferred, which would then set off the burglar alarm. However, in an open circuit security system, opening the door allows for the electrical current to flow throughout the system, which means when the doors are shut the burglar alarm will trigger.

Burglar alarms have two common forms of motion detectors, the classic form of which you are probably already familiar, called radar-based motion detectors and the more advanced form of passive infrared motion detectors. Now both motion detectors accomplish the same task, alerting your business or residence that intruders are lurking about. However, the method in which they approach these tasks is completely different. The radar-based motion detector senses a level of lighting, most commonly a laser beam that is refracted from one sensor to another that lets the motion detector know that everything is fine. When this lighting is not being refracted back or being seen by the sensor, that is when the burglar alarm goes off. The passive infrared motion detectors instead of using lighting to detect intruders use energy levels or heat infractions. The passive infrared motion detectors are used to detect certain energy levels, which means when an alternate energy level is detected the burglar alarm will sound. Both motion detectors are extremely effective and will sound off the burglar alarm when intruders invade.

When triggered, burglar alarms most commonly do seven primary tasks. The first task is the alert of a siren, this allows for everyone in your neighborhood including the homeowners or business owners to know that an intruder has been detected. The second task is flashing outdoor lights. Not all burglar alarms have flashing outdoor lights but the most common burglar alarms and some of the more advanced ones do. The most common kinds of burglar alarms possess an auto dialer which notifies police in the area to dispatch to the business or the home that is being burglarized. These sirens and lights work together to achieve the common goal of alerting others within the neighborhood that a house has been broken into and they also show police officers which house has been broken into.

Perhaps you’re newer to the whole idea of protecting your valuables with a burglar alarm and are feeling on the fence when it comes to deciding whether to use one. Even Roman’s used burglar alarms, granted their version wasn’t nearly as sophisticated as ours. Yet they still managed to use them and effectively at that.  As time goes on burglar alarms are becoming more and more sophisticated which means fewer intruders and safer communities, but only if you’re updated.

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Eighty-five percent of break-ins in the United States are done by amateur criminals, which means you are much more likely to catch them with a burglar alarm than if you were without one. Thieves are more prone to breaking into easier homes, homes with burglar alarms are by no means that. This is due to the wiring mechanism we discussed earlier, burglar alarms are wired very intricately to prevent amateur criminals from being able to break into more sophisticated alarm systems. Burglar alarms combined with the accessibility of new and improved home security cameras can almost guarantee that you will apprehend the intruder in some way. If the home security cameras do not detect him the burglar alarm motion detector will. If the detector does not detect him the home security cameras most certainly will. The intruder will be caught, statistics even tell us that ninety-five percent of home intrusions require some sort of physical force to break in the residence or business. Having a burglar alarm is so essential in defending one’s home or business!

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