How To Choose What Equipment You Need?

  • updated 6 mths ago

Security systems are comprised of different levels of protection. Some people are content with a basic alarm system, while others may require more. This article will explain the three levels of protection and include links to articles that explain how each sensor works.  

Level 1 Protection

Basic protection. We suggest you order sensors for your exterior doors and the main areas of your home. You accomplish this by using door sensorsmotion sensors, and/or glass break sensors. This level of protection is a great starting point, and everyone can afford it. Remember, you can always order more sensors later and add to your protection over time. 

Level 2 Protection

Intermediate protection. Purchase sensors for all your exterior doors and the main areas of your home. We suggest covering all ground-level windows with window sensors or glass break detectors for windows that don't open. We also encourage considering flood sensors, carbon monoxide detectors, medical buttons, and fire detectors for additional life safety. These sensors can help prevent damages and tragedies that could otherwise be life-altering. Keep in mind, that some home insurance companies offer additional discounts for monitoring fire and flood in your home.  

Level 3 Protection

Advanced protection. Cover every entry point (doors and windows on all levels) to the home with at least one sensor. Sometimes having more than one sensor covering a vulnerable entry point can help act as a redundancy. For example, sliding glass doors can either be forced open (door sensor would protect this) or shattered (glass break sensor would protect this). Purchase motion sensors for all the main areas of your home. Include all life safety sensors and make sure you have at least one Smoke/Heat/Freeze sensor per level (floor) of the home.

For an explanation of each sensor and how it protects you and your family, please visit the links below. 

Understanding a Door/Window Sensor

Understanding a Motion Sensor

Understanding a Glass Break

Understanding a Smoke/Heat/Freeze

Understanding a Flood/Freeze

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