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The basic definition of any security system is found in its name. It is literally a means or method by which something is secured through a system of interworking components and devices.

In this instance, we’re talking about home security systems, which are networks of integrated electronic devices working together with a central control panel to protect against burglars and other potential home intruders.

The best home security system will be a system customized to how you live your life. It takes into account your schedule, your kids and pets, if you have any. And, whether it’s jewelry, baseball cards or a wine cellar, the things you value the most will be specifically protected. You may also wish to include fire detection or medical emergency devices in your system.
Magnetic contacts: They form an electrical circuit between a door and the door frame or a window and a sill. When the door is opened, it breaks the circuit and sounds the alarm.

  1. Motion Detectors: Sound an alarm if motion is detected.
  2. Wired window or door screens: The security system is activated if the wire is cut or the screen is removed.
  3. Panic buttons: Can be located next to beds or alongside doorways or wireless. They can be manually activated if you suspect an intruder, or if an intruder tries to force entry.
  4. Closed-circuit TV: A private television system that lets you monitor one or more inside or outside areas.
  5. Key Pad: Also known as touch pads or remotes. These devices allow you to turn on and off (arm and disarm) your system. It also displays the system status.
  6. Wired system: Uses concealed or exposed wiring to connect the home security system’s components.
  7. Wireless system: Uses radio frequencies to connect system components.
  8. Other components: Glass Break detectors and stress sensors.
  9. Not every home needs all of the above. Consult with Security Systems NYC installer to assess your home’s specific needs.