BASIC COMPONENTS OF A BURGLAR ALARM SYSTEM
The control panel receives the information from the sensors, processes this,
and transmits the alarm. Audio and / or visual
indicators, such as sirens or strobe lights, are set off on the premises.
Encoded signals are then instantaneously sent to the Central Monitoring
Station, reporting exactly what occurred in precisely which area of the
The arming station is the devices used to turn the system on and off the protected
site. It usually takes the form of a keypad with either an alphanumeric or
Sensors are located around the building and detect different types of activity.
Sensors send signals to the control panel via wireless radio
transmitters or wires when there is a break-in attempt or unauthorized
entry. Several types of sensors have been designed
specially for intrusion detection
Magnetic contacts usually protect doors and windows. The send signals to the
control panel when the door or window is being opened while the system is
armed. They can also be used to detect the removal of high-value objects
and to protect other key points.
Glass break Sensors
Glass break sensors detect the breakage of glass and protect windows, sliding
glass doors and skylights. These sensors come in three
variations: shock, acoustic and combination.
Motion sensors detect
movement in the area of coverage. They are typically in the form of
passive infrared (PIR) sensors for indoor use or photoelectric sensors for