Most people may only think of single family homes when it comes to alarm systems, but there are also alarm systems for apartments. There are many factors one must consider when choosing an alarm system for apartment use rather than for a home because one has to take into account that he or she cannot do any damage to the building. However, many apartment alarm systems are actually wireless, so they can be easily installed and not interfere with any other apartments in the building.
General Electric has an inexpensive apartment alarm system with the 51107 Smart Home wireless alarm system kit. Since there is no wiring necessary, not only is it easy to install, but it also will not cause any building destruction. This kit contains three independent window alarms, so the 120-decibel alarm sounds when either the door or a window is opened. The digital keypad enables the user to arm and disarm the device with a four-digit code while a delay prevents false alarms during arming and disarming.
Skylink also has a consistently highly reviewed alarm in the SC-100 security system deluxe kit. This system is actually designed for smaller and medium sized homes, so it is ideal for apartment use. The siren sounds at 100 decibels and operates at a range of up to 100 feet. Like many other systems, Skylink’s alarm has measures to reduce the chance of a false alarm. It is also easy enough for a do it yourselfer to install. However, this is one of the pricier systems on the market.
Still, Skylink’s system costs only a fraction of a system available from 2gig Technologies. The Go! Control-345 wireless home alarm system is not only ideal for do it yourselfers, but also ideal for apartment dwellers because it is easily portable. Those who anticipate moving one or more times may have a better investment with such a system that includes a complete home security system with full color LCD touch screen to arm and disarm the device. An added benefit is that the panel speaks to indicate alarms, emergencies and the system status.
Those who cannot spend as much can look to General Electric for a different system that includes both burglary and fire alarms. The 80-649-3N-XT-GE Simon XT wireless security system has a very loud siren but is compliant with SIA False Alarm standards. However, some users may find this particular system difficult to set up and may have to consult with a professional in order to get the system properly installed.
These are only a few of the alarm systems for apartments available on the market. Most are usually much less expensive than an alarm system used for a larger dwelling, but they are just as effective to keep apartment dwellers protected and secure. One should consider features beyond the wireless capabilities that a system can offer and make sure it is compatible with his or her needs as well as with any rules and regulations that must be followed in the apartment building.