Smoke / Heat Detectors
“A fire detection and/or smoke warning system could save your life.”
– International Association of Fire Chiefs
- A residential fire is reported every 78 seconds
- 2,755 civilians died in residential fires in 2008
- Property loss totaled $15,478,000,000.
– Source: Fire Loss In The United States in 2008, NFPA
Your house may now be secure from break-ins, but what about fire, the potential danger within? You may already have battery or AC powered smoke detectors, but who would hear them if you’re not there? If they are not connected to your security system and are not monitored, who would call the fire department before everything you cherish is destroyed? Now, you can have the complete protection you need with a series of smoke detectors that can be monitored and easily integrated into most new or existing Honeywell security systems. The same system that guards your home’s security will guard your home against fire.
Monitored smoke detectors protect you even when you’re not on vacation:
- While you’re at work or at school
- While you’re out for the evening
- When teenagers are home alone
- In homes where there are elderly, disabled or hearing impaired
- If you are overcome by fumes from a smoldering fire
- If you are unable to reach the phone for any reason
- 24 hours a day, whether your system is armed or disarmed, whether you’re home or away
Monitors for Smoke
- Rate of Rise: any increase of temperature of 15% in 5 minutes or less
- Ambient heat: Temperatures up to 135° F
- Temperature decrease up to 41° F
Keypads provide the user with simple, easy to use fingertip control for arming, disarming, and bypassing zones. Many options exist including keypads with graphical touchscreen displays. Simply follow the graphics and menu-driven prompts for system operation and management. Now, there are no complicated commands to remember—Operation is intuitive!
Door and Window Sensors
Contact sensors installed on doors and windows are the primary detection component for most home and small business alarm systems. They are attached to the frame of the monitored door or window and operate mechanically through magnetic attraction. Contact sensors may be either hard-wired to the alarm panel or wireless and are very reliable.
Glass Breakage Detectors
Glass breakage detectors are activated by the sound profile of breaking glass and are able to filter out other common household noises such as slamming doors, thunderclaps and animal sounds. Because they communicate an alarm before an intruder enters the premise, they provide a measure of assurance over internal motion detectors.
A wireless remote or “keyfob” is similar to the remote entry button used on most newer cars and gives you the ability to turn your alarm system on or off at the push of a button from a range of up to 75 feet. In addition to arming your system, your keyfob can act as a “panic button” and can be used to open your garage door or turn your home lighting on and off for systems with these features.
Vero Security Group provides its monitoring through Counterforce USA, for which Vero is an authorized dealer. Counterforce is a subsidiary of United Technologies, a $31 billion company, whose products include the Chubb Security Systems, Carrier Heating and Cooling, Otis Elevator and Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Engines.
Infrared motion sensors provide one of the most reliable and cost effective methods for protecting open spaces in the home or office. These devices which, like other detection devices, can be either hard-wired or wireless, project an undetectable beam of infrared light which senses motion within the 30 ft coverage area. The motion sensors can be adjusted to mitigate the motion of pets and décor items. Motion detectors are very reliable and are often used in conjunction with glass breakage sensors in locations with numerous entry points.
Water Level Detectors
Water level sensors are used in basements and water heater and air conditioning overflow pans to detect the presence of liquid. Similarly, wave motion detectors may be installed in swimming pools to alert the homeowner to entry by children or others. When the sensor is triggered, a signal is sent to the monitoring station to be handled based on instructions from the home or business owner.
Although not commonly thought of as a burglary system component, temperature monitors can be installed into your alarm system to provide remote monitoring of temperature conditions within a home or business. These devices have application for second and vacation homes which may be vacant for long periods of time. They are also common in storage areas where the contents are subject to damage as a result of improper temperature conditions.