Are burglar alarm systems worth it?

Sadly the world we live in today makes protecting our homes a necessity. Just watching the news reminds us why we have to protect our family and our belongings, from break and enter, vandalism and other crimes.

Luckily, there are a range of alarms that will protect your home from criminals, and a well installed burglar alarm can give you peace of mind and added security. If someone does attempt to break in, a loud alarm sounds which alerts you and your neighbours, scaring the intruder away. The only way to ensure your alarm system will work when you need it most is to hire reputable Sydney electricians to install a professional burglar alarm and this is where your Electrician To The Rescue can help.

A standard home alarm system consists of a base unit and sensor for every room. These sensors are typically wired in using low-voltage materials and the sensor is there to detect movement through the house or the opening of a door or window. The alarm part of the unit requires more voltage and sets off a noise or alarm when an intruder is detected. The base unit is the most expensive aspect and varies according to your needs – from a small home to protecting a larger business, the larger the unit the more expensive it becomes. Sydney electricians will be able to help with any questions you may have.

Each system is different in how it detects a security breach – one common type of detection system is the photo-electric motion detector which uses infrared beams of light to create a web of light that can’t be seen with the naked eye, but if a beam of light is cut (by an object or person) the alarm sounds. This is a very expensive unit. However, for the average home owner an ultrasonic detector that works on radio waves is the more affordable option. This style simply bounces radio frequencies off the floors and walls and when movement is detected an alarm sounds.

In addition to the standard burglar alarms Sydney electricians can help with smoke alarm installations.

Usually when a burglar sees a house has an alarm they will leave and while some will become familiar with alarm systems, allowing them to bypass a system alarm, manufacturers are constantly changing and updating their systems to avoid tampering and stay ahead of criminals. Ultimately, we recommend that you do your research to find the right system for your home.