There are a myriad of security systems available and made for different purposes. Broadly speaking, the majority of installations fall into only a few main categories of detection types:
Perimeter– property access monitoring
Standard Alarm System– typically inside intruder detection using a variety of movement/activity sensors
(See “Putting it Together“)
Generally there is an associated response system that is activated by the sensors and alarms. Typically these are sirens and strobes, however more and more systems are self-monitored with radio alerting via cellular texts or WiFi, whereas WiFi may be less reliable. A recent popular method of defense is based on the concept of inhibiting further intruder action such as with a Fog Cannon– highly effective as an non-lethal anti personnel device. Prices for these devices are becoming affordable for many users and can easily be included as part of an already installed alarm system or new.
Today, many businesses and homes are installing a combination of systems to take advantage of better security offered by recent strides in technology. Methods of detecting persons entering a property is changing with Perimeter beams overtaking motion detectors using infrared. Perimeter beams provide instantaneous alerts to occupants and clients who have opted for the SMS alert package. Perimeter beams offers a much higher personal security factor and therefore greater peace-of-mind. With accurate perimeter management opportunistic home invasions/burglaries become significantly more rare.