Wired Alarm Systems

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Many people still used wired alarm systems for their homes, businesses and organizations. Choosing the right wired alarm system will depend upon a number of factors. For instance, they are best installed when the home is being newly built or renovated in order to prevent unnecessary damage when wiring the system in. Consider how many door and window contacts one needs to protect the entire home as well as if fire and carbon dioxide protection are included when looking into comprehensive wired alarm system kits.

Wired Alarm Systems

Sharx Security 4 Channel USB Digital Video Recorder DVR

Many of the alarm systems that include cameras are actually combinations of wired and wireless technology. For instance, Sharx Security’s SCXSC100LN4USB four channel USB DVR and remote Internet access system includes four wired cameras with four wireless receivers.

The system also includes a driver compatible with Windows XP or Vista as well as the SecurityCenter software that allows Internet access, recording or viewing. One also may or may not use motion detection. The system that turns a computer into a surveillance system is one of the least expensive on the market.

Loftek offers a similar but less expensive system with the Nexus 543 that features an outdoor waterproof IP CCTV Internet camera. This system captures night vision and automatically converts from night to day vision. This system also has a motion detection feature and an alarm that can be sent via email to an alarm server. It is compatible with Mac as well as various Windows operating systems such as Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista and 7. The Loftek system also supports mobile phone remote view.

One can also choose from a variety of sensors and alarms. Many of these options are compatible with larger alarm systems but may give additional support not included with the alarm. For instance, SECO-LARM features the Enforcer hard wired glass break sensor. This sensor is designed to recognize the sound of breaking glass to trigger an alarm. People who cannot attach vibration sensors directly to windows may find this type of sensor ideal as well as those who want sensors that recognize more than vibrations when doors or windows open.

DSC’s glass break sensor also includes a passive infrared (PIR) motion detector. Of course, this device costs a little more than the SECO-LARM sensor, but one only has to install one device rather than two separate ones. Like many other wired home alarm systems, this sensor uses technology to help avoid false alarms by not recognizing other ringing sounds such as bells.

Even as wireless technology is becoming more common these days, many people are still seeing the benefits of wired alarm systems. Many combine the benefits of wireless technology, but one does not have to risk the interference and other problems that typically come with wireless alarm systems. There are many reasonably priced systems on the market whether one needs a full alarm and surveillance system or other components to complete an already existing system. One can easily find the type of security he or she needs for the home.

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