How To Choose What Equipment You Need?
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 sensors, motion 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 breaks detectors for windows that don't open. We also encourage considering flood sensors, carbon monoxide detectors, medical pendants, and fire detectors for additional life safety. These sensors can help prevent damages and tragedies that could otherwise be life-altering. Keep in mind, 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