Let's face it, home security isn't a topic you like to think about. Who wants to imagine that their family is going to be a victim of crime or fire? But the truth is, it's happening everywhere you look these days. Even if you think you don't have anything valuable to steal, there is probably someone worse off than you lurking in your neighborhood.
The goal of the First Alert Professional dealer is to customize the system to your needs. By reviewing your protection concerns, the First Alert Professional dealer can determine what system will work best for your family.
In customizing a system for your needs, the First Alert Professional will likely incorporate the following devices:
Magnetic Contacts: 34% of burglars manage to get in through the front door and 22% come through the back door! You would think that someone would notice this type of break-in, but with people so busy these days, who has the time to be a nosy neighbor anymore! To protect your doors, your First Alert Professional dealer will probably use magnetic contacts. These devices are also a great choice for the windows in your house.
Motion Detectors: This clever name explains that this device "detects motion" inside the home. But we're sure you probably figured that out. What you probably didn't know is that if you are an animal lover, it is still possible to include this product in your home. In fact, we make motion detectors that can tell the difference between a crawling intruder and an animal that weighs up to 70lbs.
Glassbreak Detectors: Glassbreak Detector: Bet you already know what this one does. It detects breaking glass! Simple enough! These are usually used in homes that contain a lot of glass. Your mom probably explained the merits of not throwing stones in these types of houses, but burglars don't pay attention to their mommies! If they break a window and you have a glassbreak detector installed, your alarm will sound.
Siren: Sirens can belt out an important song of safety for your family. Usually installed in a central location, it can be heard throughout the house. If an intruder tries to break-in, the sound of the siren will usually send him running. Plus, if you have a fire detection system installed, the siren will alert you to the emergency.
Smoke Detectors: We're sure you know what important function this product serves. Depending on the laws in your area, there may be some regulations regarding their placement. However, the thing to remember about our smoke detectors that differs from those you buy in a hardware store, is that our detectors can be monitored by a central station. That way if fire strikes and you are not home, the central station will notify the fire department. This can mean the difference between returning to an empty lot or minimized damage. It's really a simple decision to make, when you think about it.
Keypads: So now that you know all the different products available, what do you use to turn the thing on? Our answer, a First Alert Professional keypad. If you can use a telephone, which we're sure you can, you can operate our keypads. Every system usually has one of these near the most frequently used door.
Interactive Phone Module: It sounds complicated, but it's really simple to use. It turns any touch tone phone into a keypad. Now if you take a trip to South Beach to see the "sites", you can enter your code to check the status of your system. Or if you space out in the morning madness, you can arm the system from your phone at work.
Wireless Key: A hot item that fits right on your keychain. It has four buttons that can be programmed in a variety of ways. With the press of one button, your porch light can go on. With the press of another button, you can turn off your security system. Too bad we can't figure out how to get it to mow the lawn.
Monitoring: A First Alert Professional Security System is greatly enhanced when you add the benefits of central station monitoring. Every First Alert Professional dealer can provide you with central monitoring services. At the central station, trained professionals are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week watching over your security system. When your First Alert Professional system detects an intruder or fire, it automatically transmits a message to your central monitoring facility where highly skilled operators respond. In most cases, they will attempt to verify the condition by calling your home before contacting the appropriate authority. Why would they verify the alarm first? This prevents having the police, fire or rescue service come to your home unnecessarily. If it is a real emergency, the operator can summon the appropriate emergency personnel to your home to assist you. So whether you are home or away, your home can be protected 24 hours a day, every day.