These devices have pulse counters, dual sensors, harsh environment settings, curtain motions, long range, short range and ceiling detectors to name a few; there are sensors for every application out there. Large and small corporations make use of these technologies; they realize that, when their premises need to be protected, there is a cost to do it right.
For most homeowners, it still comes down to price and they end up buying a basic alarm system that is prone to false alarms. When you pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for your home, though, you should buy a good alarm system that will effectively protect your home and family without the nuisance associated with false alarms.
A motion sensor is something you should be prepared to spend some money on – spending a few dollars more for a good motion sensor will save you the cost of upgrading and service calls in the few short months after your installation. Pet motion sensors are now available to protect a home that has pets, eliminating a problem that has existed for years.
A pet motion sensor looks at a view of pixels. As the sensor scans a room it has a view of, for example, 1000 pixels. Unless 200 pixels or more are broken at any one time, there are no alarms. Cats will most likely use about 20 to 30 when walking around and dogs will use 50 to 100; as long as they stay below the number provided, the sensor does not see the pet.
You should consider dual motions from the beginning; they cost more, but you will have peace of mind with better equipment. All motions should be installed and tested on site by a technician. They can take a few minutes to set up, but when installed properly you should have no worries.
The experienced professionals at Colonnade Security in Ottawa provide top of the line equipment, expert installation, user demonstration and client-focused service as well as vigilant monitoring from a ULC monitoring station in Ottawa. For more information, you can call 613-839-1274 or visit www.colonnadesecurity.com.