Home security systems have a history of being unable to tell the difference between a burglar and a cat strolling to the litter box at 3 AM, but new sensor technologies are letting these systems ignore the presence of animals. Another major improvement is the development of sensors that can detect broken glass, allowing free movement by animals within a room without having to disarm older sensors that relied on movement to detect wrongful entry.
Burglars despise barking dogs and alarm systems despise jumping cats, but with some initial thought, planning and new technology, your pet can now live in harmony with a home security system and you can continue to enjoy that welcomed feeling of security.
Home security systems have come a long way over the past few years and are now able to be designed with little impact on not only your lifestyle, but also on your pet's lifestyle.
Older alarm systems were not very good at being able to identify the difference between a burglar entering a home or a cat walking to its litter box, but with new "pet-immune" motion sensors incorporated into your system's design, alarms can now allow both dogs and cats to enjoy their freedom without setting off any false alarms.
These small electronic devices can be placed in a room and constantly monitor for any window breakage during the day or night, while continuing to let both you and your pet move throughout the home without the system needing a code to disarm.
With the recent introduction of wireless one-touch keychain remote controls (otherwise known as key fobs), the ease of arming or disarming your home security system without the need for those hard to remember codes has gotten a whole lot simpler.
This can be particularly important when your system is armed and your pet needs a bathroom break or when you are returning home to a very excited pup looking for some immediate attention.
Timothy Beisner is a 3rd generation security
system expert and owner of Electro Alarms Company, Inc., a full-service alarm company offering security system design, installation and service since 1931 primarily serving the Northwest Ohio and Atlanta, Georgia regions.
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