When planning to install a home security, we are told to do a little research before deciding which on to buy. We list a number of factors that we want to consider like cost, additional features of security systems and even home automation. Through all of this research, there is one thing that many people forget to do and this is studying first the different words associated with home security. Here we list of the most basic ones just to give you a bit of an advantage.
Monitoring. This is a feature wherein the company obtains a record of your system. Most security companies provide monitoring 24/7. If the alarm is triggered, the monitoring station of the company records it and may send personnel to your location or contact the police. You have three choices for monitoring which can be either through a landline, a cellular, or a broadband. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages.
Relocation. If you have plans of moving from your house to another then you probably bought a system that you yourself installed. However if you bought it from a company then you should inquire if they allow for relocation. That is if they allow you to transfer any system you have installed to your new location. Some companies may not offer this but others may with an additional fee.
Remote Access. This refers to the ability of security systems to be able to be accessed through a msart phone or any other device that has web-connection capability. Remote access enables the owner to view the camera feed in the house or do other things like control the lights. This feature entails additional cost if bought.
Sensors. This is part of the system that detects anything that the system has been programmed to conclude as hazardous or dangerous. In the old systems, it was limited to what is known as a glass break sensor. From the term, it detects glass breaking so that if someone tries to illegally get inside your house, the alarm is triggered. With hazards not limited to potential break-ins, many security systems today include additional sensors. There is the flood sensor which is located in the basement and informs you if a huge amount of water has entered your home. A heat sensor detects an increase of heat inside the house that could be sign of a fire. A smoke sensor does basically detect the same thing except that if focuses on the smoke. One of the newest is the carbon monoxide sensor which detects the toxic gas. This gas is often a result of combustion and is emitted by cars.
Upfront Cost. This is the amount that the company expects you to initially pay for the system. There is no standard amount as it can be based on different factors like additional features, type of equipment, among others.
There you have it. Just 5 simple words but once you are familiar with them you will get to understand security systems better.