How to Pick the Right Door Alarm?

March 16, 2016

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In 2014, police reported 151,900 cases of breaking and entering in Canada with a 1{ff5de37715d6694c1d2968b500b4f25af8140b012ba4193e922b993dd91ef0ae} increase in cases in Alberta. To keep your homes and businesses safe, beefing up your security system is a no-brainer. Since your doors are your first line of defense, door alarms are a must-have. Door alarms alert you if an intruder is trying to break into your home or office. They sound out at 110-120 decibels, which is loud enough for you and the neighbors to hear and call the police, and effectively deter the burglar from proceeding further.

Features of door alarms

  • Door alarms can be used either in conjunction with your existing home security system or independently.
  • Portable door alarms are also available for when you are traveling.
  • Some door alarms have a keypad which can be used to disarm the alarm by entering in a passcode. You can enter multiple secondary codes for family members and relatives.
  • There are some advanced door alarm models which look just like your average door-stop and sound the alarm when the door is open. Stealthy and secure, all in one.
  • Door alarms come in a variety of sound settings; regular alarm sound, chime, loud alarm that does not stop until you shut it off.
  • Child safe door and window alarms also come with a chime sound setting for when you just want to make sure your toddler isn’t opening the window.
  • Look for home security companies which also provide alarm response services in addition to the standard repair, installation and maintenance services such as the GPS security group in Edmonton.
  • Door alarms also come with a wireless option and need to be controlled via a wireless account. These could cost a little extra if you do not already have a wireless control center.
  • Some door alarms come as an attachment to your door knob and the alarm is sounded when the knob is turned.
  • Certain advanced door alarm models can serve as an entire security system on their own as they have additional built-in features for water leak detection, multiple sensors, LED flash alert options and lots more.
  • Most state-of-the-art door alarms detect sawing, drilling and broken glass as opposed to just the basic opening and closing of doors.

Which one should you pick?

Now that you are informed about the various features that door alarms come equipped with, the next step is to determine your home security needs. If you want to be able to keep an eye on your home, when you are at work or on vacation, opt for a door alarm that alerts you each time your door is opened. To know about your teenager’s whereabouts after the lights go out, get a door alarm which chimes so you are alerted but the neighbors don’t call the police. If you want to be discrete about your home security, invest in a door alarm that looks like a door-stop. The burglars won’t even know what hit them. For sound sleep in your rented room at a hotel or motel, carry a portable door alarm with you. The options are endless. All you need to do is figure out which alarm suits your needs and get it installed.

Although the choice of the door alarm depends on your requirements, the key feature you should not compromise on is a prompt alarm response service. Because if nobody is getting alerted when there is a possible intrusion occurring in your home or office then there is no use of the door alarm in the first place. Talk to GPS security group and get a security system catered to your family or business needs.


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