Why Having Door Alarms Can Save You Money

By on July 16, 2021 in Alarm systems with 0 Comments

Homes are being broken into more frequently as more people choose the life of crime rather than doing a day’s work. Statics show that doors and windows are the main entry points for an intruder. So homeowners are stepping up the security of their homes by installing door alarms.

A door alarm is a device that is attached to a door and detects when the door has been opened.

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What type of door alarms are there?

There are several types of door alarms available and they aren’t too expensive.

Magnetic Door Alarms

There are sensors installed in the door and magnets are installed around the door frame. It is them armed. When an intruder tries to enter the premises an alarm is triggered by a magnetic current to a control panel.

The ideal position to install these would be at the top of the door, which would be out of the eyesight of most people and would most likely go unnoticed.

In-door alarms

This type hangs over the door handle. It has prongs that insert themselves between the door jam and door. Although it may not prevent entry to the home it will set off a loud alarm.

Door Security Bars

These devices are quite large and maybe a little cumbersome for a suitable home Door Alarm system. They have metal bars that extend across the door from frame to frame. It will set off an alarm when a lot of pressure is put on the bar when someone tries to open it.

Wire or wireless alarms

Door Alarms may be a wired system that requires wires to run from the sensors to a control box. A wireless system is an infrared technology that has no wires and works in the same manner as a remote control used on television.

Door sensors have a reed switch and a magnet which, when working together, creates a closed circuit. It is then armed. When that door is opened it breaks the circuit and triggers an alarm. This alarm could be a siren, flashing lights, a signal to a mobile phone, or a transmitted message to a security firm.

Door Alarms may be used in a variety of places. If you have small children and a swimming pool in the backyard, that can be a lethal combination if you aren’t security conscious. Installing a Door Alarm on the pool gate will alert you to a child trying to access the pool.

Installing a door alarm in the garage is another safety precaution, particularly if you have an expensive motor vehicle inside, or a shed full of tools.

Most Alarm Systems are easily installed by the homeowner at a reasonable price. However, if you aren’t a handyman, there are a number of firms that would be able to do the installation for you.

If you really want to be paranoid you could go to the extreme and attach Door Alarms to your liquor cabinet! Even the medicine cabinet could be armed with a sensor or the wardrobe.  Which keeps nosy children out at Christmas time.

It is advisable to research the best type of Door Alarms that will suit your need before purchasing one.

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About the Author: Steven is a home and business security specialist with over 20 years of industry experience. He loves sharing the tips and tricks he's learned along the way., .

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