Security Alarms: What you need to know

Technology plays a fundamental part in our lives. The rapid growth in all things smart now means that it not only aids and entertains us, but also improves our safety of our home. Here at Electro Security we provide simple and seamless solutions to help you prepare your house for any security breach.

Like the rest of our various mod-cons, security alarm systems continue to develop in efficiency and accessibility. This security evolution is no doubt welcome to homeowners – these up-to-the-minute marvels really do trump their outmoded predecessors. Despite this jump in technology official statistics have found that only 34% of Kiwi’s own an audible alarm with only 12% owning a monitored alarm system.

In spite of these below par statistics the home security technology platform has evolved. These days, technology consists of interactive monitoring, smart home video and even home automation features all from a touch of an app -haven’t you heard? Buttons are old news now.  However regardless of the glitz and glam of these new features, it is important to go back to basics. No matter what, it is necessary to remember those basic and fundamentally important alarm system functions so that we can use them with relative ease if the situation calls for it.

Nowadays, the modern house boasts all these new and advanced features and functions. However, our knowledge of the basic aspects has regressed. Now it seems that the question on most people’s lips is how do alarm systems work? One of these basic functions that spring to mind is how to arm your system with one of the sensors. For example sensors such as a door or a window that are normally bypassed.

The Lowdown on Bypassing a Sensor

You are faced with a dilemma. Let’s say you want to use your alarm system, but you want to have one door or window left open and still arm the remainder of your system. There are a number of reasons why you want to make this call:

  • You wish to evade a particular motion sensor.

There is nothing more irksome than setting off your alarm when working from home. A similar problem can occur with your pet. You don’t want to breach your security but you want to have free reign. However it is possible to have the best of both worlds,

  • You want to be able to open and close a particular window at night, while your system is armed.

Although burglaries are more prevalent during the day you are still at risk if you have inadequate security.

  • If you are in the process of making repairs or renovations to your house, a sensor may be temporarily moved. However you still want to make use of your home system in order to safeguard your home.

Renovating can be stressful time, you don’t want to worry about your security on top of that, and luckily it is pretty easy to avoid any disaster.

How to: Bypass Home Security Alarm System Sensors

It is relatively easy when it comes to bypassing a sensor on most home alarm systems. This is all thanks to the fact that most of the reputable equipment manufacturers adhere to similar standards – in order to lessen incidences of false alarms.

It is important to note that the most reputable alarm companies provide the most intuitive and up-to-date wireless alarm equipment available. Wireless alarm equipment that provides a simpler user interface that performs basic functions efficiently.

You also need to consider the pros and cons of bypassing sensors as New Zealand’s official statistics found that burglaries went up 15% in 2016 from the previous year, with around 71,000 cases being reported. You don’t want to become a statistic.

Check and Double Check your User Manual

It is always important to read instructions especially when it comes to security. Any alarm system user manual will contain the guidelines for bypassing a sensor, even if you are a novice to the whole process it is pretty easy to get to grips with it all..

Lack confidence in your security alarm system?

Not sure if your security alarm system or any of its sensors  functioning properly? Need to upgrade to the latest and most secure remote monitoring systems? Contact Auckland’s home security alarm specialists today for a quote.

Electro Security is Auckland’s leading home automation company with second to none knowledge and experience when it comes to the latest smart home technology and innovation. We also specialise in CCTV Camera installations, gate automation, data cabling and wiring, as well as 24 hour electrical services,

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