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The Various Types of Alarm System

Posted on 5th April 2018 by Wilson Alarm Systems Blog

There are various kinds of alarm systems that are used to deter criminal activity and detect possibly threatening situations. Electronic alarm systems can detect things including gas leaks, fires and unwanted intruders.

In the latest blog post from Wilson Alarm Systems, we take a look at some of the various types of alarm system available.

Carbon Monoxide Sensors

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a is an odourless and colourless gas, meaning that sensors are the only way to detect its presence in a room. When Carbon Monoxide is detected in a room, the sensor will send a signal to the control panel which will then set off an audible alarm.

Motion Sensors

As the name suggests, motion sensors detect movement in a room, altering others to possible unwanted visitors.

Panic Buttons

Panic buttons can be used in emergency situations and send an immediate, but discreet call for help to a designated receiver when pressed. Panic buttons may be installed in the homes of vulnerable people, including the elderly or those with disabilities.

Hearing an Alarm System

If you hear an alarm sound, you may be unsure of what to do. It is estimated that around 42% of people will look out of their window when they hear an alarm, whilst 33% will do nothing. Consequently, you may wish to combine your alarm system with something else such as CCTV cameras or a 24-hour monitoring system.

Here at Wilson Alarm Systems, we provide a wide range of security systems and tailor our installations, depending on the requirements of the premises. We carry out installations in both commercial and domestic properties. To find out more about our wide range of services, please call us today 0116 245 3030. Alternatively, head over to our online contact form and we’ll get back to you shortly.