With more Regina Security & Automation Companies to choose from and promoting a variety of Security Packages, we think it's important that you focus on the level of protection that is right for your home. The best Regina Security & Automation Companies work closely with you, and make recommendations based on the layout of your
home and the way you will be using your Security & Automation system.
It’s All About You.
important thing to remember is that your Security & Automation system should be designed with You in mind, and that means considering the following questions:
- Do you have pets? Where are
they allowed to go in the home, and when?
- Do you have children? How
old are they, and what issues will you face integrating a residential
security system into their lives?
- Will you arm your system
when you are at home? Many people do so (growing numbers, in fact), and
that can impact your choice and placement of security sensors.
- Are there areas of the home
where you don’t go at night? A basement is a great example, and that can
influence the sensors you use there.
other questions, of course, and a reputable Regina Security & Automation Company can help you work
through all of them. But the main point is that every system should be
customized: not just for how your home is laid out, but also for your
This is no time for a
1. “Stay” vs. “Away” System Arming
we want to address up front is that most up to date alarm systems can be armed
in either of two modes: “Stay” and “Away.” In the “Stay” mode, often used when
you are home at night, only the perimeter (entry/exit) is armed, and you can
move about freely in your home without triggering an alarm. In the “Away” mode,
used when you leave your home, there are interior sensors that are also armed –
meaning an intruder moving about within the home will also trigger an alarm.
2. Start with the Perimeter
doors are the most common place for an intruder to enter your home, we start there.
You should have a door sensor on every exterior door, including the door from
the garage into the home. This is the foundation of your alarm system is perimeter protection.
the windows you want to protect – with the window sensor. It’s best to focus on
the windows on the sides and back of the house first, since they are less
visible, and are therefore more attractive to a burglar. And as for those
upstairs windows, you may decide to pass on those – unless a burglar can find
an easy way to reach them.
with lots of windows, a glass break sensor is a great solution. This device has
a limited range in any direction (as long as there is line of sight), and that
makes the glass break sensor an efficient and cost-effective component of your
3. Interior Protection
arm in the “Away” mode, then you bring into play your interior protection
detection device – the motion sensor. You’ll seldom see a security system
without at least one of these, and they are designed for backing up your
perimeter devices, for an extra layer of security. This sensor is generally
placed in high traffic areas and detects movement. The best motion sensors are
immune to pets up to 50 lb.
4. Additional Peace of Mind
get your arms around the intrusion component of your system, then you can
consider the other devices that work in conjunction with your system – so that
you can feel protected and connected.
- Smoke & heat sensor – we
recommend at least one with every system.
- Carbon monoxide sensor –
another important life safety device.
- Water/flood sensor – if you
have a burst pipe, you want to know right away.
Get the Help You Need.
– you should never be on your own when it comes to designing the right level of
protection for your home with Wired or Wireless Security System. The advice we've provided on our blog is a good starting point, but you should have an in-depth
conversation with our trained security professionals at Reed Security to make sure your Security & Automation system is the right one for
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