NBN and Alarm Monitoring

The NBN Will Affect Your Back to Base Alarm Monitoring System If you have a  back-to-base security alarm system it will definitely be affected by the NBN. Read on and I’ll explain why and show you what to do. Some things go well together: Bacon and eggs, mashed potato and gravy, spaghetti and meatballs. Then there

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4 Mistakes To Avoid Before Choosing A Home Alarm

4 Mistakes To Avoid Before Choosing A Home AlarmHelpful Tips to Avoid Being Ripped OffChoosing the right home security system is becoming a mind-boggling taskThe ever-increasing number of alarm systems as well as  ‘smart’ gadgets, cameras, video intercoms and cloud services make choosing the right system for your home a time consuming job.Once you decide

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Window & Door Protection

Window Alarms and Door Alarms Intruders who target homes are predictable. They will cruise a street and look for  homes that have easy access to the side windows or doors at the back of the house. After knocking on the front door and confirming no one is home,  they will head around to the side

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Back-to-Base Monitoring is Dead…

Why would anyone still want to pay for back-to-base monitoring? Although we still have many customers that insist on keeping it (despite my constant letters and emails showing them a better way) some people are just stuck in their ways, which of course is fine.To understand why I think it’s a complete and utter waste

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Next Generation Home Security Systems

It’s been a while coming, but we’re finally seeing some really useful innovations in home security systems. And honestly, it’s about time. In fact the only real ‘innovation’ I have seen since I started in 1981 is the introduction of a codepad to turn your alarm on and off. Before that, systems used a key-operated switch.

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Why The Strobe Light Is Your Best Friend

This is, in my opinion, one of the most important components of a good home security system, but are often hidden from view or otherwise obscured. The strobe is a high-intensity blue light that is mounted on the external siren cover. If your alarm is triggered, the following sequence of events occur: 1 – All

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Alarm System Terminology

Like most industries, the security alarms industry has its share of confusing lingo and terminology. Here are some of the more common ones you’re likely to come across while researching Home Alarm Systems: CONTROL PANEL “This is the “brains” of the system. It consists of a metal or plastic enclosure, the ‘motherboard’ and a back-up battery.

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Uses for Remote Controls

Adding remote controls to your home security system gives you more advantages than you may realize:   Arm the system from outside your home – no exit delay time necessary which increases your security Disarm the alarm BEFORE you enter the house – no entry delay timer required which further increases security Audible ‘beep’ from

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