An alarm is an alert – a signal of danger. In a home security system, sensors are placed around the home to be on the look-out for signs of trouble. In this video you'll see how sensors detect various kinds of danger, like intrusion, fire and environmental threats such as floods. If the sensors detect a problem, they trigger an alert to the system's Control Panel. The Control Panel sounds an alarm.
If the alarm system is professionally monitored, the Control Panel sends an instant alarm signal to the Monitoring Center. If the alarm system has interactive features, the homeowner will also receive the alarm, via email or text to his mobile phone.
Alarm systems are a great way to reduce crime, especially burglary, and protect homes and families. Watch the video to learn more.