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Security Systems: Essential Concepts
A security system brings increased peace of mind to a household by alerting its occupants to any form of distress. Choosing the right provider is crucial to prevent a burglary or a blaze from escalating out of control. This article will help the reader to understand the benefits and drawbacks of remote monitoring. Below are six terms to study in preparation for employing a building management service.
CCTV - Closed Circuit Television provides visual surveillance for the home by employing a camera perimeter to monitor the premises. This will provide video information for large areas in and around a person's home.
Burglar Alarm - A device which can detect trespassers entering a house, by utilizing a variety of mediums, including infrared, ultrasound, and glass break detectors.
Smoke Detector - A sensor which alerts residents of potential fire hazards. Detectors for commercial areas are usually connected to a central system and differ from those used in households.
Security Monitoring - When an alarm is set off by an unauthorized individual, a signal is transmitted to a central service which will notify the authorities depending on the situation.
Safe Room - An area of a house which is more heavily guarded against outside influence to protect its occupants. These can come with a camera to view outside threats and communications to contact the proper authorities.
Tempered Glass - A strengthened form of glass which, unlike regular glass, shatters into small pieces with less injury potential than giant shards.
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