Home Security System

Are you worried about the safety of your family and property? Do you want to protect them from intruders and unwanted visitors?

 You can never be too sure of your safety. You need to take proactive measures to ensure that your home is well-protected against any potential threats or intrusions.

 InsurGuard Security Solutions provides top-of-the-line home security systems that can help you feel secure and protected in your own home. Our advanced technology and reliable service will give you peace of mind, so you can rest assured that your family and property are safe and sound.

Security System Components

Getting the right home security system can be quite daunting, so in order to make the process simpler, we’ve put together a list that covers all of the standard security system components that you’ll find in most alarm systems. We hope this list will help you understand and choose the alarm components that will best fit your security goals.

Security Keypad

A security system keypad controls access to a secure area, typically including buttons and a display screen. It requires a code to grant entry and can be used to arm/disarm the security system. Some keypads have extra features, such as communication with a monitoring station and control over other security devices. The keypad is a crucial component of an alarm system.

Security Panel

A security panel, also known as a CPU, is the central processing unit of a security system. It manages and controls all connected devices, processes signals, and triggers appropriate responses. The panel allows the user to program and customize the system and can have additional features such as remote control and monitoring. It is essential for centralized control and management of the security system.

Door Protection

Door protection in a burglar system is provided by door contacts. These contacts detect a breach in the door by using a magnet or plunger-style mechanism to disrupt an electrical circuit. When triggered, the signal is sent to the security panel, which can then activate an alarm or delay it to allow the user to enter their disarm code. With door contacts, a comprehensive security system can ensure that doors are protected against unauthorized entry.

Window Protection

Window protection in a home alarm system is achieved with window sensors. An alarm will trigger using a magnetic contact on a window that is opened, a shock sensor that detects vibration on the surface of the glass, or a glass break detector that detects the sound or breaking glass. Windows can be programmed with a silent or audible alarm instantly or with a delay so the user can disable the alarm. Choosing the suitable sensor is based on the size and type of window.

Interior Protection

Protecting the interior of a home with a security system can be done through motion detectors. With PIR (passive infrared) technology, motion sensors detect movement within a room and send a signal to the security panel, triggering an alarm or alerting a central monitoring station. Specially designed pet-sensitive motion detectors and be set to determine the difference between a human and a pet. Motion sensors can be programmed to be disabled while arming exterior entry points so that you can be protected when you are home.

Flood Sensors

If you have ever suffered flood damage, you know how frustrating it can be. In the event of a water leak, sewer backup, or water seepage, a flood detector will trigger an alarm and send a signal to a central monitoring station. The quick response can prevent substantial damage to the property, as the source of the leak can be quickly addressed. A flood sensor also offers peace of mind, as the homeowner will be immediately notified of any potential danger, whether at home or away. Some insurance companies offer a discount for a flood sensor added to a monitored alarm system.

Temperature Sensors

Temperature monitoring using a house alarm system offers several benefits. Extreme temperatures in our harsh Canadian winters can cause pipes to freeze, leading to further flooding damage. A low-temperature sensor can notify you if the temperature reaches a set low point, indicating possible heating failure. Monitoring high temperatures can indicate a flash fire or failure of a cooling system or freezer. Insurance companies often have a clause that states if your home isn’t checked every 24 hours during winter, the insurance coverage might be nullified in case of damage. A monitored low temperature sensor can act as an alternative to manual daily check-ups and help provide peace of mind.

CO2 Detectors

A monitored carbon monoxide (CO) sensor is a critical component of a home alarm system. CO is a poisonous gas that can be lethal, making early detection imperative. The sensor continuously monitors the air for dangerous levels of CO and triggers an alarm when detected. Unlike standalone CO detectors that may not be heard if you are deeply asleep from CO poisoning, a monitored CO sensor sends an alert to a central monitoring station for quick action to be taken. With a monitored CO sensor, homeowners can protect their property and loved ones from the dangers of CO exposure and have peace of mind knowing their home is continuously monitored.

Smoke Detectors

Store-bought smoke detectors only make noise in the house, but what if no one can hear it? In the event of a fire, a monitored smoke detector will immediately trigger an alarm and send a signal to a central monitoring station, which can dispatch emergency personnel for a faster response. This can result in a quicker evacuation and less damage to the property. A monitored smoke detector offers peace of mind, knowing that your property and family are protected against fire even if you are away. Additionally, many insurance companies offer discounts for homes with monitored smoke detectors as part of their alarm system.

Garage Door Sensor

A garage door sensor is a useful component of an alarm system for homeowners who want to monitor and secure their garage. The sensor can detect when the garage door is opened or closed, and will send a signal to the central monitoring station. Homeowners can get instant alerts if someone tries to access their garage, even when they are away from home. Additionally, garage door sensors can be coupled with other security devices like lights or cameras to create a comprehensive security solution.