Home Alarms can be installed into a residence and have many safety features. For example, a person can have the option of having the system monitored by a company 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. By having the system monitored, if there is any activation, the monitoring company will telephone the appropriate response to the address. This response will determine if there is an actual problem or if it was accidentally activated. In most cases, the response would be law enforcement officers. If a person chooses not to have the system monitored by a company, it may only have an audible alarm which can be heard inside and outside of the house. The sound is loud enough to alert people outside, who could also telephone the police department to respond.
To operate it, the users would have an access code they would enter into the numeric key pad, which would turn it on. Then the alarm would be monitoring the house. When the person returns to the house, they would enter the access code into the keypad again, turning the system off. If anyone entered the residence and didn’t enter the proper access code, it would activate a signal either audibly, to alarm company, monitoring centre or both. Having something like this is definitely an added security. People could feel a little safer leaving for vacation or even during the day while they were at work.
People could feel safer while they were at home too. Some systems allow the person to activate the home alarm system while they are home sleeping. If anyone opens or enters any outside doors or windows, it would cause an audible alarm. Another option on most systems is the ability to press an emergency button on the numeric keypad. Some have a red button which reports a fire department emergency. Some have a blue button, which reports a law enforcement emergency. These emergency buttons can be pressed by anyone in the home and the appropriate response would be dispatched to the address immediately.
If the equipment detects fire and it was being monitored, the fire department would be notified for an emergency response to the residence. Having this available could save the owner a lot of money because of the rapid response. If the owner was not home when a fire started, and did not have any type of system installed, there would be no way of knowing how long a fire could burn until someone noticed the fire and called for assistance. Potentially, there could be a huge financial loss, maybe even a total financial loss of the residence and all valuables inside.
There are numerous technology and alarm system companies available to choose from. A person may want to do some research to see what is available in their area and determine what best fits their needs. Home alarms normally have some type of battery back up, so they will also work if the power fails or is shuts off. This is an additional safety feature in case a criminal thinks they can disarm the system just by cutting power to the residence.