Among a city’s most prevalent crimes are robberies and burglaries. Luckily, this stat can be curbed thanks to quality alarm systems, which significantly lower the risk of invasions by deterring thieves and intruders from entering a home or business.

Impressively effective and typically simple to operate, electronic security solutions are a popular means of supplying peace of mind to homeowners and business operators. Alarm systems emit a shrill sound in response to a present and immediate danger. Additional advantages include their ability to draw attention from neighbors and passersby, and possibly even startle intruders into fleeing. Sometimes just the presence of an alarm system can be enough to deter a person otherwise poised to commit a crime.

All alarms utilize sensors connected to a control unit via hardwire or wireless link. Sensors often detect changes in the environment, such as the opening of a window or inside motion. Types of alarm systems vary: from compact, all-in-one noisemakers to multi-zoned, sophisticated systems with color-coded computer outputs. The most basic alarm systems include a control panel, keypad, siren, indoor motion detector, door and window contacts, and a central monitoring station (if the system is monitored). Advanced features, which can be added, include glass break detectors, panic buttons, pressure mats beneath carpeting and alarm screens for windows.

Alarm Monitoring

Alarm monitoring is an additional service that goes above and beyond an alarm system alone. With this, a client’s alarm system connects to a remote monitoring station, which receives signals that communicate conditions of the monitored area. For more about the benefits of this highly functional feature, please click here.

Alarm Sensors

Sensors are the most elemental and essential aspect of an alarm system, as they are capable of detecting rapid changes in environment and, in turn, communicating with the system’s controller, which sounds an alarm. Such shifts might be a glass breaking or a window opening, among other things, which could suggest the presence of an intruder or a security breach. If you subscribe to monitoring services, notification will be sent there, too. For more on alarm sensors, please click here.

Alarm Controllers

Controllers are as important to alarm systems as sensors. The controller processes the information coming from the sensor, which ultimately alerts the central monitoring station as to what area specifically is being intruded. For more on alarm system controllers, please click here.

Alarm System Reports

Eagle Guard makes security seamless. One major way that we do this is by providing reports to clients subscribing to alarm system monitoring. Reports document activity pertaining to the system being monitored. Whether a customer prefers email or text or any other means of receipt, reports are delivered according to an individual’s specifications, making an investment like this convenient in addition to being just plain prudent.