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At Revience, we offer many of the top Home Security Systems in the industry, and our expert staff will help you design a security system that addresses all the requirements for your particular residence, as no two are alike. There are, however, many considerations that relate to designing a truly effective security system.

Typical door and window sensors trigger an alarm event when the door or window is opened. What if a window is broken instead of actually being opened during the intrusion or your sliding glass door is shattered to gain entry? There must be a second layer of protection for scenarios in which the probability of alternate access exists.  Is this vulnerable ‘glass’ located on the second floor and facing a busy street, or facing the back yard which is enclosed by a privacy fence that can provide cover for nefarious activity?

Our next line of defense is a glass-break sensor.  Glass break detectors usually use a microphone to monitor noise or vibrations coming from the glass. If the vibrations exceed a certain threshold, which is sometimes user selectable and referred to as ‘sensitivity’, they will alert the alarm panel accordingly. More complex designs compare the acoustic input to one or more glass-break profiles using advanced processors and react if both the amplitude threshold and statistically expressed similarity thresholds are breached.  In short, if the glass in your door or window is shattered, the alarm will know.

Should someone defeat multiple security measures and gain passage into your home, a motion sensor will be nearly impossible to circumvent. Many types of motion sensors exist, but the Passive Infrared is the most commonly used in home security systems.  Such sensors are sensitive to a person’s skin temperature through emitted body radiation at mid-infrared wavelengths, in contrast to background objects at room temperature. No energy is emitted from the sensor, thus the name “passive infrared” (PIR).  It is important to consider where these are placed, and how they are enrolled into the alarm panel.  Most systems have the option of being armed in an “away” mode (where every sensor is active), and in a “home” mode (where motion sensors are not active assuming you will be moving about the house, unless programmed as a ‘perimeter’ sensor, thus being active in either mode). High risk areas may often have multiple sensor types deployed to cover a full range of probably events.

As you can see, there are many possible configurations to consider, and our team has the knowledge and experience to ask the right questions and make the proper recommendations.  Together, we will determine the most appropriate security solution for your needs.