At California Security Pro we specialize in installing ADT monitored wireless security systems, wired security systems and activating existing home security systems. Below you will find the basic security equipment used in residential security, with simple explanations of each part. Links are provided if you would like more in depth product information.
Standard Security System Equipment
Security System Keypad
The basic function of your security keypad is to arm and disarm your security system and see the status of your system.
One of the most important benefits of the keypad is that it has police, medical and fire panic buttons for home emergencies. You may also program a code for ambush hostage situations.
One of the other popular features of the keypad is the chime mode. When your security system is disarmed you can turn on the chime mode to beep when one of the sensored doors or windows opens and closes. Parents like the chime mode to notify them when the kids are going in and out and is especially useful when families have a pool in the back yard and have little children.
There are two basic ways to arm your security system. STAY MODE arms your perimeter door and window sensors and glass break sensors. STAY MODE allows you to freely roam your home. AWAY MODE arms your perimeter protection and also the motion sensors. There is also a NO DELAY feature that arms the entry and exit delay zones to immediately sound the alarm if either of the delay entry doors are opened. NO DELAY is usually used when the entire family is in for the night and while everyone is sleeping.
Security Door and Window Sensors
Door and window sensors can be wireless like the photo to the right or hard wired contacts if your home is pre-wired for home security. Door and window sensors provide perimeter protection and sound the alarm when armed doors or windows are opened.
For more information read this security blog: ADT Home Security Door and Window Sensors.
Security Motion Sensor
Motion sensors come in wireless and wired models and create an interior trap zone for backup protection of the door and window sensors. Motion sensors are armed in the away zone. Most often they are installed in the hallway of a one story home and pointed toward the staircase in a two story home.
Most motions installed in homes today are pet immune. Cats and small dogs can freely roam the home when you are gone and your security system is armed in AWAY MODE.
For more information read this security blog: ADT Home Security Motion Sensor.
Security Key-Chain Remote
This wireless key-chain remote is one of the most popular security products because it makes your system incredibly easy to use. It makes arming and disarming your security system as simple as arming your car alarm.
For more information read this security blog: ADT Home Security Key-chain Remote.
Enhance Your Security System with these Equipment Devices
Security Glass Break Sensor
This security device provides you with perimeter protection and triggers the alarm when a burglar breaks a window or glass door. The alarm sounds immediately when the glass is broken and while the intruder is still outside of your home.
For more information read: ADT Home Security System Glassbreak Sensors.
Monitored Smoke Detector
The Monitored Smoke/Heat Detector is one of the best enhancements to a monitored home security system.
Unlike regular smoke detectors, when your Monitored Smoke/Heat Detector detects a fire it sends an alarm signal to ADT's Central Station and an ADT Operator will dispatch your local fire department whether your home or not.
Also, this enhancement does not raise your monthly monitoring cost and most home insurance companies will give you an additional discount for having monitored fire protection. So your initial investment in Monitored Smoke/Heat Detectors will often pay for itself. Most importantly, monitored fire protection saves lives!
Check out these security blog posts about other home security equipment options
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