Home alarm systems are available with various levels of technology and various prices. The basic home alarm system consists of a control panel mounted on the sensor either through a cable or some type of wireless connection designed to detect the opening of doors and windows.
More sophisticated home alarm systems use infrared technology to detect movement from bullies. While some home security systems are designed to detect only intruders, many other security systems are designed to detect fire or provide medical monitoring.
The quality of a home alarm system can vary greatly, depending on the sophistication of the equipment and the experience of the installer.
The most basic systems can be installed by homeowners and usually consist of window and door sensors that will make loud noises when they are disturbed. This type of system is just a home alarm system designed to wake homeowners against possible intruders.
More sophisticated systems will have a professionally installed system that will cause alarm notifications to go out to the monitoring company who will then be responsible for notifying the police or other emergency personnel.
The next level of the home security alarm system will include fire detection, overall emergency monitoring, glass damage sensors, and motion detectors. Higher-priced security alarm systems use wireless technology instead of old-style cable connections to connect the control panel to various sensors.