Q:Are window security systems and alarm monitoring worth it?
A:A study conducted by Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice revealed that alarm systems installed in homes help deter burglaries. Installing in an alarm system can go a long way in protecting your home and family. But the effectiveness of a system will depend upon other factors as well such as: placement of sensors around the house, size of your home, and the security company you have chosen.
Q:Can I set my window alarm with a pet left outside?
A:A window alarm will detect any break-in or forceful entry through the window. Normally, an alarm system is designed to detect any kind of motion which may be caused by pets, and will trigger the alarm. If you have opted for a pet-friendly alarm system, you don't have to worry about pets tripping the alarm.
Q:Do window alarms prevent break-ins?
A:Window alarms are designed to detect break-ins or intrusions through this point of entry. Burglars trying to break-in a house through the window will cause the alarm to trip. According to studies, alarm systems help deter burglars. But not all break-ins occur through windows, securing other points of entry around the house is equally important.
Q:What should I check when the window alarm system has been installed?
A:Once you have installed a window alarm system, it is important that you check the system to see if it runs properly. Make sure all the wires are connected to the main control panel. If you are installing a wireless system, the receiver should be appropriately placed where signals are not obstructed by any object. If the system does not function as expected, call for professional assistance or help.
Q:Will a window alarm give me total security?
A:Securing the windows of your house can help lower the risk of crime. But burglars can use different points of entry to break-in such as the garage doors. To ensure safety and total security, it is important you secure all perimeters of your home. You can consider installing door alarms and motion sensors around the house for maximum coverage.
Q:Will my window alarm system function in the event of a power outage?
A:Yes, your window alarm system will function in the event of a power outage. The system has a built-in backup battery that supplies power if no commercial power is available. But backup power is limited and may only function for a limited number of hours. You can get more information about backup battery from your home security company.