With the extensive use of technology and sophisticated gadgets there has been a marked improvement in the characteristic of human life in various respects. Modern technology has also made people’s lives much safer. Electronic alarms have helped people to make their homes less vulnerable to burglary. Home security alarm systems are very popular because of their efficiency and relatively low price.
Alarm systems available in the market are of assorted kinds. Certain types of alarm systems can be made operational without any specialized knowledge. On the other hand, there are others that need to be installed and made functional by the alarm company service staff. The choice of a home security alarm system depends greatly on the specific needs of a particular household and the lifestyle led by a particular family.
The purpose of the bell alarm is to inform anyone in the vicinity of the residence, including occupants and neighbors that the home security has been breached. While this is a good feature if you are home or have someone nearby who can respond to the security alert it is not so useful if you are away from your home.
In contrast, monitored alarms are alarms, which refer the home security breach to an off site, third party observer, usually an alarm monitoring company. There are two types of monitored alarms, bell alarms, which produce audible, high-pitched tones, and silent alarms, which are not heard by the intruder.
Regardless of the type, both audible and silent, monitored home security alarms function in the same way. With monitored alarm systems, when your home security is breached an instant alarm activation is passed to a central monitoring station through your phone line alerting the security company of the problem. The security monitoring company will then dispatch a security guard to attend your premises to investigate the cause of the alarm.