This is where the system wiring terminates, the backup battery is located and where it is connected to the phone lines if it is a monitored system.
This is where the system is armed and disarmed.
Located inside and outside the premises.
Inside motion detector:
These sense changes in a room caused by human presence. Special motion detectors are available for people who have pets.
Door and window contacts:
This sounds the alarm when the door or window is opened (and the system is on).
A central monitoring station (Company):
If the system is monitored, and the alarm is set off, the control panel sends a message to a central monitoring station, which is manned 24 hours a day.
After attempting to contact the homeowner, the central monitoring station will contact the police, fire department, or medics.
There is usually a monthly fee for this service.
Additional items that can be added to the basic security system for homes are:
- Smoke detectors
- Glass break detectors
- Hold-up/Duress buttons
- Pressure mats for under rugs
- Closed circuit TV to allow monitoring and/or recording inside or outside a building or property
- Alarm screens for windows