An alarm system for optimal safety in the home

Buying an alarm system is a good option if you want to optimally protect your home against burglars. In the Netherlands there is a burglary every 10 minutes with as many as 144 burglaries a day. An alarm goes off immediately if a burglar strikes and because of the shock there is a good chance that the burglar will flee because the whole neighbourhood wakes up. An outside siren is also an option to wake up the entire neighbourhood if the burglar continues. You will also get a text message when a burglar breaks in as a warning from the alarmsysteem. Optimal and very safe. The police are quickly on site when you connect the system to the control room. In addition to burglary, it is also possible to have the alarm system signal a fire and link it to the fire brigade’s control room. Besides fire, it is also possible to adjust the system for (gas) leaks and other calamities in and around the house. If you want a good and professional alarm, the system costs between 1000 and 2500 euro. Depending on the type of house you live in. Small houses from about 1000 euro and medium and large houses 1500-2500 euro.

Maintenance and installer alarm systems

A mandatory annual maintenance is carried out to test whether the alarm is working properly. This includes testing the batteries, technical specifications such as running-in time and power supply systems, siren quality and checking that the alarm cannot be sabotaged. Only if the alarm system is maintained by an approved maintenance company is the system covered by the warranty. If you choose to do the maintenance yourself, it is therefore not covered by the warranty. Installation is best done by an installer so you can be sure that the alarm is properly connected. An installer alarm system has expert knowledge and can get all parts to match each other in the right way. More

Types of alarm systems

An alarm can be as extensive as possible depending on the number of components in the system. There are different types of alarm systems including wireless and wired. The wireless system communicates via radio frequency waves. These require extra battery maintenance and replacement, while the wired system can be wired in a conventional way as well as on bus systems. Conventionally, cabling runs from the central unit to any part of the alarm system. While the bus system connects by means of a cable from one part of the alarm to another. Cable systems are often used in new build homes and the advantage is that these systems do not run on a battery that can go dead. There are also hybrid alarm systems, these are a mix between wired and wireless. The outside siren is then in contact with the rest of the system by means of a cable that communicates wirelessly with each other. It is also safer to connect the outdoor siren to a cable because with a wireless connection there is the risk that due to a slow connection interval the outdoor siren will only sound 25-50 seconds later. Most systems allow you to install an app on your smartphone. The most secure system is an alarm with magnet or vibrating contacts that goes off before the burglar enters the house because the sensors detect special vibrations that the thief leaves behind on windows and doors. For pets, there are special PET immuno detectors that recognize pets.

Spare parts and control room connection

An alarm consists of a central component called the alarm centre. Usually it has a SIM card and LAN connection. In addition, there are three types of detectors that detect vibration and movement. There are outdoor detectors that observe burglars from the outside, peripheral detectors such as glass breakage detectors and magnetic contacts and indoor detectors that work with infrared technology (PIR, Passive Infrared) and the PIR combination detectors with microwave technology. Finally there is the control panel to activate, deactivate and set the alarm. In addition, for optimal security, you can report the system to the police and fire brigade control room via an electronic ID card on which you enter all data. Such as the type of system, NEXT data together with information about the installation. These data have to be kept up to date every year because registration takes place differently. Registration must take place within 10 days after activation of the alarm. If the alarm is connected to the control room, the police or fire brigade will be notified immediately and will be on site as soon as possible. For this you can choose the special control room service package “gold” of 19.95 p/m or 0.65 cents per day. The best form of burglary protection is still an alarm system.