Home security has several layers and it’s important to have the right type of technology installed to improve the overall effectiveness of the system. Motion sensors also referred to as motion detectors, are an essential and excellent security addition to your home.
TYPES OF HOME SECURITY MOTION SENSORS
Before we take a look at the benefits of motion sensors, lets understand the basic types available:
Passive ultrasonic detectors
These devices don’t actively send out sound waves; instead, they wait passively for sound events, such as shattering windows or banging doors. The sound waves that are emitted by such occurrences act as triggers for passive ultrasonic detectors.
Active ultrasonic sensors
These sensors use very high-frequency sound waves (that can’t be heard by us), which function like a boomerang. The waves are sent out from the device and return to it, reporting suspicious interruptions in sound waves (if any).
Active infrared sensors
This device emits constant electrical signals that use heat (infrared light) beams which connect to the light detector. If these beams are interrupted in any way, the detector then sounds the alarm.
Passive Infrared Detectors
This device passively waits for infrared events. Whenever any heat source, such as a human body, crosses its path it detects this moving presence and then sounds the alarm. Today, these are the most widely-used home security motion sensors.
MORE ABOUT HOME SECURITY MOTION SENSORS
Motion detectors are a vital aspect of your overall home security and a layered security system assures peace of mind with reference to your family’s safety. The primary purpose of motion sensors and their biggest advantage is providing additional security against intruders.
If your home’s alarm system has somehow been compromised, the motion detector will sense the intruder and immediately sound the house alarm. This gives you sufficient time to reach a safe place while the alarm provider calls for police assistance.
Modern-day motion detector technology is highly advanced, so you don’t have to worry about any false alarms from medium/small-sized pets. These devices are also easily disabled using a code, so it isn’t challenging to get up for that drink of water or a midnight snack.
Adding lighting fixtures to motion detectors is a very effective, simple and inexpensive method to secure your property. We can install garden lights, pathway lights, your front entrance light, flood lights, and other outdoor lighting fixtures on the motion sensors in your home.
THE BENEFITS OF MOTION SENSOR LIGHTING
Early warning signs – If your outdoor flood lights suddenly get switched on, it’ll give you the opportunity to either investigate thoroughly or even call the police.
Reduce crime – Statistics indicate that most well-illuminated communities have far lower crime rates than areas with poor illumination.
Deters burglars – When the outdoor spaces of your home are well lit, would-be perpetrators have no space to hide or lurk in the shadows.
CUSTOM MOTION DETECTOR INSTALLATION SERVICES
While outdoor lighting offers a large number of benefits, it’s important that you choose the right products and get these installed by experienced and licensed electricians like us. We can provide you all the information you need about different types of security sensors, security lighting and what their pros and cons are, helping you make a smart buying choice.