Fire Alarm

Choosing and Using a Wireless Home or Business Security System

A wireless house security system supplies house and company owners with the capability to quickly monitor exactly what’s going on in these safeguarded environment.

When choosing a cordless house security system, consider the requirements for the system, the area needing securing and the planned budget.

Many home and business owners select cordless systems since they’re easy to install and can quickly be moved. There’s less possibility of having to work with a professional installer. Transferring to another place or just moving furniture around isn’t too difficult for most people. Inexpensive systems conserve owner’s cash while supplying functional images.

Why install a cordless home security system?

Most homeowners use them to secure valuable assets inside and outside the house. Parents can go to work knowing they can still keep an eye on nannies, babies and youngsters while away from home. Service workers and other industrial staff members can be monitored while at home, too.

  • Homeowners can make sure repairmen and house cleaners are doing only what was licensed and no more.
  • Pet owners can make certain pets are okey and aren’t out of control.
  • Costly and/or confidential information can be protected.

The location of a cordless security system is a factor in picking the best one for your situation. Will the video camera be utilized indoors or out? If the video camera is to be utilized in a low-light location, think about a cam with infrared capabilities. Infrared is excellent for both night and low-light circumstances.

Will the camera be covering big or small locations?

If establishing a wireless home security system is needed to watch the brand-new baby in the baby room, a simple single electronic camera setup is all that’s needed. Basic web cams are affordable (often as low as $10) and easy to setup for small, set location protection.

Covering larger areas requires more electronic cameras. Sixteen electronic cameras are commonly the maximum for a wireless home security system. Most of the time, property owners commonly choose a cordless house security system kit.
Wireless House Security System kits can typically be personalized to fit most any requirement. A basic kit that sells for a few hundred dollars online, showcases the alternative to cover multiple zones, loud internal sirens with various tones for emergency situation, burglary and fire sensors. The kit also includes interior and outside sensing units, chimes for doors and windows, and visual status indicators.

Add on options often consist of outside siren, rechargeable backup battery, smoke detector sensor, glass break sensing unit, voice dialer and subscription monitoring services. Home and business owners have the option of keeping track of the system themselves or subscribing to a company such as Integrated Security Resources that checks everything on a monthly fee basis.

When thinking about a cordless home security system, choose exactly what locations will need to be covered, the sort of lighting in those locations, and whether the system will be too big for doing it yourself. 

Finally, make certain other cordless items in the office or home will not conflict with the security system. Occasionally cordless web connections and cordless telephones operate at a frequency that interrupts the wireless security system transmissions.

As always, Integrated Security Resources is here for you if you need us.  Just give us a call.

Why Do I Need Two Phone Lines For My Fire Alarm System?

The requirement stems from the National Fire Code (NFPA 72) which is in effect (or some form of it) in most jurisdictions across the US. The NFPA also produces the National Life Safety Code (NFPA 101), and the national Electrical Code (NFPA 70). The Life Safety Code designates what type of building need what kind of alarm, the Fire Code designates how the alarm has to operate, and the Electrical Code designates how it has to be installed (wiring, etc.).

These codes are updated every few years, so the requirements may change at some point, but for now the Fire Code calls for two independent channels of communication to the monitoring center, one channel backing up the other. What’s more, the system needs to “auto-test” both of the channels on a regular basis (at least one channel every 24 hours), and report any regularities. This is normally only a requirement for commercial fire systems, so I suspect you have an office, restaurant, or store that is being protected.


Fire alarm monitoring System for Business

As for using the phone line for your own use, you should check with your local fire marshal on the requirement in your jurisdiction. Chances are they do not want you to use that line for personal use, but it’s possible they will allow it. By the way, NFPA 72 now allows for alternate mean of transmission, such as long-range radio and cellular, so it does not have to be phone lines.