A Security System is a system designed to detect intrusion – unauthorized entry – into a building or area. Security systems are used in residential, commercial, industrial, and military properties for protection against burglary (theft) or property damage, as well as personal protection against intruders. Car alarms likewise protect vehicles and their contents. Prisons also use security systems for control of inmates.
Security systems include different sets of sensors, devices and, in some cases, human staff, all of which have one common goal, and that is the protection of personnel and property from different hazards such as flooding, fire, and crimes. Each security system is designed and focused on only one area, and that is why, when thinking about the security of your business or residential space, you must cover all the options.
Home security involves the security hardware in place on a property, and personal security practices. The hardware would be the doors, locks, alarm systems, lighting, motion detectors, security camera systems, etc. that are installed on a property. Personal security practices would be ensuring doors are locked, alarms activated, windows closed, extra keys not hidden outside and many other routine tasks which act to prevent a burglary. Motion activated bright light can play a psychological role in deterring a burglar, also acting as a second line of defense along with outdoor security cameras. A motion detector can raise the alarm or send a security footage to the homeowner if it’s linked to a camera system. Storing valuables like passports, jewelry, important documents, etc. might also be considered a home security precaution. Common security methods include never hiding extra keys outside, never turning off all the lights, applying small CCTV stickers on doors, and keeping good tabs with neighbors.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF SECURITY SYSTEMS
A monitored system alarm is one of the most commonly used alarm systems.This system will alert a call center if the alarm gets triggered and this call center will contact the police.
Another type of security system is an unmonitored system. This system sets off a loud siren inside and outside the house when the alarm is tripped. This system relies on your neighbors nearby to call the police if you are not home.
WIRELESS ALARM SYSTEMS
A wireless system is easy to install. There are also no monitoring fees with a wireless alarm, and you can choose any settings you like. For example, you can choose to use sensors, cameras, beams, and motion detectors.
ELECTRIC CURRENT HOME ALARM
This alarm is more commonly used for most homes that are being built at this time of installation. It will monitor windows and doors and send a small beep when they are opened. This can be great for security but also if you have small children that you do not want opening certain doors and windows.
SIMPLE SMOKE DETECTORS
Smoke detectors can also be used to prevent smoking in certain areas. They are usually powered by a power source in the form of a battery. Smoke detectors can work for a prolonged period and can notify you if the battery power source is running low. Make sure to regularly check if they are working properly. Carbon monoxide sensors can also be used, although they are not as fast as ordinary smoke detectors. These sensors are designed to give you enough time to react to smoke before it turns into flame, and to extinguish if possible, or to evacuate safely.
Water can do as much damage as fire, but it is not as deadly. It is especially dangerous in basements, where a pipe can burst, and you will find out about it once it is already too late. Special water sensors can be installed, and are usually located on the floor where they can detect the presence of water or any other liquid. Sensors will create an audible alarm if certain conditions are met, which will give you enough time to react properly and call emergency services for a quick repair.
This includes a wide range of sensors and corresponding alarms that are designed to prevent intrusion, detect it, and notify you or the authorities. This is an extremely important aspect of home and business security – as burglary is very common. This includes physical barriers, such as security shutters, gates or access points where you must provide a password before gaining entry. Other security measures can include motion detection sensors that are connected to the central unit where the information is processed
MOST COMMON SECURITY SYSTEMS
HOME/RESIDENTIAL SECURITY SYSTEMS. It is a broad term which covers various aspects of home security and involves the use of a variety of means and devices. Among the simplest yet among the most effective home/residential security systems are locked, barred windows, fences, etc. In the recent decades, these systems were joined by technologically advanced and sophisticated equipment and technology which has dramatically improved the security of households worldwide. Examples include fire alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, motion detectors, exterior lighting, etc.
COMMERCIAL SECURITY SYSTEMS. Businesses are vulnerable to the same hazards than private residences, but they are also at risk of industrial espionage, internal theft, work-related accidents, and injuries, etc. Commercial security systems, therefore, involve the use of more sophisticated technologies and equipment such as automatic access-control systems, button alarms, card readers, etc. as well as trained security staff from reputable firms.
COMPUTER SECURITY SYSTEMS. They are a type of security systems which deal with the safety of information that is stored on computers and can even have a mobile printer fitted. Their main goal is to prevent theft and loss of information yet enable the user easy access to information.
FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS. Devices which detect smoke and alert people in the building on the threat of fire are used in both residential areas and commercial establishments. Some devices may also include fire extinguishing system which further decreases the risk of fire damage and human casualties.
PERSONAL SAFETY SYSTEMS. These are intended to increase personal safety by helping individuals to avoid potentially dangerous situations and to defend themselves if being physical attacked. Examples include personal alarms, self-defence sprays, child locators, etc.