A home security system works in order to secure entry points in the house including doors and windows and it also protects the valuables inside the house. These security systems almost have the same components and the only difference is the number of these components since not all houses have the same size. A home security system usually comprises of a control panel which is the main controller, sensors for doors and windows, motion sensors for the external and internal part of the house, security cameras that can either be wired or wireless, siren or alarm system with high decibel to alert the owners and the neighbors and yard signs or stickers for windows.
The control panel is the main controller that turns the security system on and off. It is also responsible in communicating with other components, turns the alarm once triggered and it send the notification to the monitoring company. This usually comes in touchpad with easy programming features as well as ease of use for the homeowners. This is where users can enter the pass codes to turn the system on and off.
The sensors are usually incorporated in doors and windows. It comes in two parts – the first is installed on the frame while the other is installed on the windows and doors. They come in contact when the door or window is closed. If it is opened while the homeowners are away, the control panel will trigger the alarm to set off a loud noise.
Motion sensors are ideal if you want a certain space to be free from intruders while you are sleeping, at work or away on a vacation.
Surveillance cameras can either be wireless or wired. These are installed in areas that are not usually seen in the house, remote spaces such as workshops, garage or barns as well as in entry points to see who comes in and out of the premises.
The high-decibel alarm is useful for home security systems that do not come with monitoring service. This will notify the owners and neighbors as well as scare the burglars away.