Cara Gregory. home security. July 08th , 2018.
4. Aren't home security doors expensive? Not necessarily. Doors are available at a wide range of price points, so you don't have to sacrifice safety in the interest of saving money. While this isn't an area where you want to pinch pennies too much, it should be relatively easy to find an affordable, high-quality steel security door. But if you want a solid wood door or a door with special features, such as biometric locks, be prepared to pay more.
Your alarm system has 4 modes of operation. They are armed in Away, Armed in Stay, and disarmed and there is a 24 hour mode. The armed in away mode means that you have armed your system and you have left your home. The armed in stay mode your system is armed and you have stayed home. In this mode the interior devices are disabled so you do not set the system off. In the disarmed mode the only devices that will work are the ones that are designated as 24 hour devices. This normally applies to smoke detectors. Glass break sensors and medical pendants. Regardless of the mode of operation if an alarm is triggered the system will sound the audible device and also send a signal to the central station is you are monitored. The central station personnel will call you to confirm the alarm. If you are not at home they will dispatch the appropriate authorities.
In my opinion cell phone monitoring is the best type of monitoring. A landline can easily be disabled by a savvy burglar. The cell phone chip is located inside the control panel so in order for it to be disabled the intruder would need to be inside the home. By then the alarm would have already been triggered. The cell phone technology also allows complete remote control of your system while land line access is limited.
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