Motion sensors are an essential component for home monitoring systems
A smart surveillance system is one of the most useful and vital pieces of technology you can install in your house. Your home should be a safe place for you and your family, regardless of how unsafe the outside world may feel at times. A surveillance system gives you peace of mind by helping you seamlessly monitor all the activity in your home.
Motion detectors are the central component of your home surveillance system. Keep reading to learn more about what motion sensors do and how you can use them to protect your house against intrusion and other threats.
How Do Motion Detectors Work?
Motion sensors use technology to detect movement in a place. Some sensors emit radio waves that bounce off walls and objects, and the alarm is triggered when movement disrupts the radio wave. Other sensors detect motion by using infrared heat signals to respond to changes in temperature.
How Do Motion Detectors Contribute to Home Security?
You can place motion detectors anywhere you want to monitor movement in your house. Popular areas may be around windows and doors to deter burglars, or in places you don’t want kids or animals wandering into. Strategic placement of detectors throughout your living space will instantly trigger your alarm in the following situations:
- Movement in a room during a time of day when no one should be in the house
- Movement in a place where you’ve blocked off access to small children or pets
- Movement of vulnerable objects
- Opening or closing of doors
- Opening, closing or breaking of windows
- Opening or closing of sensitive areas like safes, liquor cabinets or gun cabinets
The most significant contribution motion detectors make to home security is ensuring that you, your family and your property always remain protected.
What Makes a Lowitt Alarms Smart Surveillance System the Right Choice?
First, our custom smart security systems are equipped with remote monitoring features. That means you can enable or disable motion detectors remotely from a laptop or smartphone, or program them to turn on or off at certain times of the day. And you’ll receive instant notification when a motion sensor is triggered, allowing you to take quick action in the case of a break-in.
And you won’t be the only one notified when your sensors detect unknown movement — our central monitoring station will also receive an immediate alert. At Lowitt Alarms, we maintain a state-of-art monitoring station that runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We only employ highly trained operators, along with the most modern computer and telecommunications technology. Because of our commitment to quality, our monitoring station has earned the prestigious 5 Diamond Certification from the CSAA.
We Specialize in Installing Home Surveillance Systems
At Lowitt Alarms, we can help you set up a smart surveillance system with strategically placed motion detectors throughout your house. Our goal is to give you peace of mind no matter where you are by knowing that our 5 Diamond Certified central monitoring station will be alerted at the first sign of intrusion in your home. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please call us at 516-433-6960 or fill out our online form.