Re: Newbie questions
- From: Frank Olson <Use_the_email_links@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 09 May 2006 14:35:08 GMT
There's one thing about your post that no one has addressed ..... and
that is your
intention to arm your system only when you are not home.
One question I always ask prospective clients when they suggest that is
If you had to choose a time .... to arm your system and you could only
choose one. Would you choose a time when you and your family were home
or when no one was home? (Hint) When are the most valuable things that
you have ....... there.? ie. Possessions can be replaced.
I'd suggest that you try to watch that new program on TV. "It takes a
thief" Gives you somewhat of an idea of what it's like and how a
burglary is accomplished.
Even though my primary concern is burglary while nobody's home,
however, I suspect that once I learn more about the system, I may arm
it at night. That's how they show burglaries happening in many movies.
I guess that means you can arm the window/door sensors without arming
the motion detector (which is more likely to get false trigger if the
owner got up at night and forgot about it and tried to go downstairs
and get something to drink)?
It's frequently called "Stay Arming". Most modern security controls employ a feature that allows you to selectively arm zones of protection. The "cheaper" wireless systems installed frequently as a "home security package" incorporates one or two door sensors and a motion. That works well for an apartment (where you may only have a single access point from the hallway, but doesn't transfer well to a single family dwelling where you may have multiple main and basement level openings. Security for your family should incorporate a full perimeter system (where all the doors and windows are protected) and fire detection. Consider spending about $1500 to $2500 to achieve this (in a modestly sized house). An additional $300.00 if you wish to incorporate another method of communicating alarms that doesn't involve standard telephone lines (which you indicated was a concern). Your family's worth it. Feel free to visit my FAQ's page at http://www.yoursecuritysource.com/faqs.htm where you'll find answers to a number of your questions (it's strictly an information site).
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