Sensor And Detector Accessories

According to a report by the FBI, violent crimes increased by 0.7% in 2012 in the US. The estimated violent crime rate was 389.6 offenses per 100,000 inhabitants while the property crime rate was higher at 2,859.2 offenses per 100,000 inhabitants. Nationwide, there were an approximate 8,975,438 property crimes consisting of burglaries, larceny-thefts and motor vehicle thefts, with the last two showing an increase from the previous year. Victims of property crimes (excluding arson) suffered losses of around $15.5 billion in 2012. (FBI statistics)

Being burglarized could be a traumatizing experience, indeed.

If you or a loved one has been a victim of the above mentioned offenses, then you understand the need to protect yourself. Protect yourself and your family by getting a comprehensive home security system.  

A comprehensive security system is not complete without a broad set of sensors and detectors. Some sensors are intended to alert you against disasters and damages, whereas others are to inform you and your family of intrusion.

Different Types:

There is a variety of sensors and detectors available in the market. Your security requirements will determine which ones you actually need. Take a look at the options you can choose from:

  • Door and Window Sensors: These use magnet technology, which when demagnetized are designed to trigger an alert. Most of these come with accessories including door/window contact transmitter and a set of batteries.

  • Garage Door Sensors: This sensor is designed to protect the side entrance to your home that usually gets ignored by most home security systems. This also employs sensor technology that sounds the alarm when the two components’ contact is broken. They usually come with brackets and have the option of additional sensors attached to the same main unit.

  • Motion Sensors:  There are different types of motion sensors that employ different technologies such as infrared sensors and ultrasonic detectors, to detect motion. Motion sensors come with a receiver, which is installed inside the house. Sensors of different specifications are placed outdoor in places like driveway or garden. Sensors can also be placed inside the house as well. The number of sensors you purchase will depend on your needs, though usually motion alarms come with up to two sensors.

  • Water Sensors: Wherever there is a complex water piping system, there will be a threat of flooding. Water sensors could help protect properties against damage from water and high moisture levels. Some water sensors come with a set of ropes that can be cascaded from a single sensor.

  • Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Carbon Monoxide is a dangerous, colorless and odorless gas that could be fatal. A CO detector has recently become a requirement for households using any sort of fossil fuel operated equipment. These detectors usually come with magnetic mounting equipment and a set of fresh batteries.

  • Smoke Detectors: These are designed to pick up smoke emitting from various sources.

  • Freeze/Heat Sensors: These may come in handy where you need to know about drastic changes in weather or malfunction of large heating or refrigerating units.

Sensor and Detector Accessories:

Nearly all of the above discussed sensors and detectors come with some sort of accessories and additional components. These might include a few of the following:

  • An alerting device: This could be an alarm or a strobe light

  • A set of batteries is usually included in the pack

  • Wires: in case of a hardwired sensor

  • A remote control system

  • An auto call system: As soon as a sensor causes the alarm to go off, the owner or emergency personal is called by the main alarm panel to inform  him/her of the problem

  • Mounting equipment including brackets and wall braces

Sensors and detectors are a part of any sophisticated home security system. Whether it is burglaries and robberies you are afraid of, or damage caused by Mother Nature, a well planned network of detectors will assist you in protecting yourself and your family.


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