A Burglar Alarm is a theft deterrent warning device that is tripped off by the occurrence of a intruder in a monitored area.
These alarms may differ according to usage. It can be a simple home burglar alarm kit or a customized surveillance system used for places and valuables that require top notch security.
Burglar alarms have been used for as long and humans have had things to protect; in fact, dogs have been used as most basic alarms since ancient times. Dogs were faithful and would guard property and prevent anyone from entering their territory.
Changes in the needs and priorities of man gave birth to the need for more elaborate and definite burglar alarm systems.
The first electrical alarm system was invented in 1852 by Edwin Holmes in Boston, Massachusetts. This alarm system was linked to doors and windows of a home with a bell. When someone attempted to open the door or windows of that house, a bell would ring, and alert the residents about the entry in the house.
The most common home security burglar alarms are used to indicate the opening of a door or window, or detect motion via passive infrared.
Outdoor perimeter security alarms detect intruders as soon as they enter a protected area, and before they can gain access to people or valuable assets. Outdoor sensors are used either to complement indoor security sensors or as primary security in situations where indoor security is not feasible.
All information regarding Perimeter security can be attained by reading guides in this category.
A wireless home alarm system is a home alarm system which does not involve hard-wiring. These type of alarms are easier to install, changes can be made easily as no wiring is required and supplies more elasticity to homeowners which is why many homeowners these days opt for wireless burglar alarms.
Wired burglar alarms are said to be more consistent and effective than wireless alarms, but due to the fact that in wired alarms requires installation of circuitry and wires in the walls of a home, many homeowners go for wireless alarm system which is comparatively easier to install.
Read about the vulnerabilities and strengths of various alarms. Learn how criminals circumvent common burglar alarms by exploiting weaknesses.
FBI statistics state, that in 2008, there were an estimated 2,222,196 burglaries—an increase of 2 percent. Victims of burglary offenses suffered an estimated $4.6 billion in lost property in 2008; overall, the average dollar loss per burglary offense was $2,079.
The handbooks and documents in this archive embrace everything related to burglar alarm security systems, different ways in which burglar alarms are bypassed (and how these "holes" can be patched up), info on high tech perimeter security, sensor technologies and information that you won’t find anywhere else!
How Burglar Alarms are Bypassed is a complete and to the point guide that will teach you all that there is to know about various types of burglar alarms and how they are circumvented. Information covers: Magnetic Contact Switches, Window Foiling, Photoelectric Alarms and much more on the next generation of alarms.
Perimeter Security Sensor Technologies Handbook provides a concise but comprehensive well illustrated summary of sensor technologies that can be used to enhance perimeter security and intrusion detection in both permanent and temporary installations and facilities. A perfect reference book for anyone interested in security sensor technology.
This Physical Security Handbook is an all-inclusive reference manual for all departments and agencies on physical security. You will discover how the military and government tackle physical security threats, such as; criminals; guerrillas; terrorism; war, as well as natural calamities and man-made disasters. An excellent reference for anyone who wants to get acquainted with plans and systems devised to sustain Homeland Security.
The Basics about Alarm Security details exactly how burglar alarms are wired up & how they can be bypassed. A straightforward guide with a lot of information on burglar alarms and their various elements.