Home Security Systems / Alarm equipment
High Security window and doors with improved strength and locks it a must
nowadays, but to increase the security of your home, you can also consider
a home security burglar alarm.
Information on burglaries and types of alarms:
The average burglary in the UK takes 5.6 minutes to perpetrate, hardly surprising
when you think about it; the burglar wants to be in and out as fast as they
In the UK there are three main types of alarm systems; bells only, police
response and Keyholder monitored.
Are the most popular but the least effective; all that happens is should the
alarm be triggered is a bell or siren goes off. Recent changes to legislation
now prevents bells only alarms from sounding for more than 15 minutes and
the local council can levy heave fines for noise pollution should they sound
Police response alarms are becoming less popular as it has been found that
the police can rarely attend in a meaningful timeframe. All UK based monitoring
stations have 3 minutes to verify if an activation has been accidental or
not, over 98% of them are. These 3 minutes also includes calling the Keyholders
and asking them to attend. Lastly the monitoring station calls the police.
The Police respond to calls from monitoring stations in different ways depending
on the Police region you live in. But as an average the Police target to
respond to calls from monitoring stations within 1 hour and only if resources
Keyholder monitored security is by far
the most practical form of electronic security available today. Your
Monitored Haus Security & Care system
is connected to the monitoring station via your telephone line, if activated
it send a signal to the monitoring station who contact your home within seconds.
If no answer or an incorrect answer is given to the security questions then
we call your Keyholders. Any would be burglar has no idea if your Keyholder
lives next door or across the road. This means that as far as they’re
concerned someone could be on the spot in seconds. Clearly this is not always
the case and we would never ask someone to go into a potentially risky situation
but the burglar doesn’t know this and therefore moves onto a softer
Standard Configuration of home security alarm
MonitoredHaus Security & Care Systems standard configuration
provides everything needed to secure the average home in accordance with
2; in some cases additional sensors may be required but this is only in a small
percentage of homes.
The Standard configuration incorporates the following equipment:
- 1 x Control panel
- 1 x Remote Key Pad
- 1 x Radio Receiver
- 1 x Wire free Door
- 3 x Passive Infrared Detectors
- 4 x Proximity Keyfobs
- 1 x External Dummy Bell Box
- 1 X Internal Sounder
Information on the Alarm Equipment
Outside you home
Most burglaries are unplanned and committed
by opportunists that are after easy takings from soft targets.
installations benefit from an attractive low profile dummy bell box which
is fixed in clear view to the outside of your house to show that your
home is secured and not an east target.
you with a monitored alarm disc for you to display inside your front
door or window that states that your security system is maintained,
active and monitored.
|We also provide
you with a number of window stickers that can be placed inside other
ground floor windows to show that you have professionally installed security.
Inside your home
About one third of alarm systems don’t
get used regularly as their owners find them to be too fiddly for this reason
we have designed the MonitoredHaus Security & Care System to be as easy
to use as possible.
Key Pad (RKP) is the part of your alarm that allows you
to operate your alarm system. With the flap open you have access to the
key pad which allows you to use your four digit pin number to set, un-set
or part the system.
To make the system as easy to use as possible
we provide 4 special Keyfobs with
each installation; each fob has an electronic chip inside which, like a key,
will only work on your system. To operate the system simply hold your fob
to the window on the RKP and the system will set or un-set depending on its
condition; if you want to part set the system simply hold your fob to the
window as usual and because you don’t open your entry exit door the
alarm will part set the system.
can also use a Four Button Keyfob with
the MonitoredHaus; this has Set and Un-set buttons as well as 2 further programmable
buttons which can be programmed up to part set the alarm and give a panic
attack activator. These units are not included in the standard configuration
but can be ordered from the installer on the day of installation.
The Detection Sensors
Infrared Detectors (PIRs) are installed in the corner
of your rooms to give the best security cover. PIRs detect movement and
heat sending a warning signal to the control panel; when the alarm is
set this will activate the siren and call the monitoring station.
you have pets we will supply special pet immune PIRs in the place of standard
units at no additional cost to you. Pet immune PIRs will ignore pets of up
to 36kg (80lbs) at ground level.
Door Contacts are
magnetically operated switches that will detect the opening of any door or
window they are fitted to.
We fit a Door Contact to your normal entry exit
door and when the alarm is set you will hear a beeping to remind you to unset
the alarm as you enter
The fact that these detection devises are wire
free makes them ideal for securing out-buildings, sheds or even caravans
that are kept within 150 metres (480 feet) of your home. Additional Sensors
can be purchased from the installing Engineer on the day of installation.
The components not on view
The MonitoredHaus security & Care System
has a variety of components that don’t need to be accessible, our engineers
do their utmost to fit these in cupboards or under the stairs out of sight.
panel contains the systems processor, back-up battery
and communications modules. This solid state unit is hardwired to the
mains supply, your telephone line, the sounder, radio receiver and to
the Remote Key Pad.
Receiver is connected directly to the Control Panel;
it receives signals and data from all of the sensors attached to your
system as well as receiving activation signals from the care pendant;
set, un-set and part-set instructions from the 4 button fobs that are
available with the MonitoredHaus Security & Care System range.
103db Internal Sounder is discretely
installed in your home in a cupboard or under the stairs. When activated
the siren continues for a maximum of 15 minutes. The unit is powered from
the mains via the Control Panel but will automatically switch to the systems
battery back-up in cases of power failure.