Outdoor Sensors – Your Property’s First Line of Defence

Outdoor Sensors

Investing in a top-of-the-range security system has become something of a norm for South African homeowners, especially considering that the country’s crime statistics are far from ideal. There are a number of different measures you can put in place to ensure that your home is protected – one of these measures being outdoor sensors.

The first line of defence

Today, outdoor sensors are generally considered the first line of defence against criminals after your boundary wall. If used correctly, they can alert a homeowner to the presence of intruders before they’ve had a chance to even reach the house door or window. It is important to ideally use outdoor sensors in conjunction with other security measures in the event that an intruder does manage to bypass the beams. They are effective supplementary measures that serve to boost your overall security ‘layers’ and reinforce protection.

How do outdoor sensors work?

Outdoor sensors use relatively simple technology to perform their important function. The units are made up of two devices, a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter is affixed to a wall or a beam in the ground, it sends out a modulated beam of infra-red light which is picked up by the receiver. Should this beam of light be broken an alarm will be sounded, often scarring off any intruders; this is also usually linked to armed response services.

Will these sensors have a negative impact on the aesthetics of my garden?

Outdoor sensors have a come a long way in the last few years. The units are quite small and fairly unobtrusive. This means they can be liberally installed in and around your property without detracting too much, if at all from your garden’s aesthetics.

What about my pets?

Pets have been known to set off alarms; however, if installed properly your pets shouldn’t be able to interfere with your outdoor sensor’s beams. Installing these sensors at certain heights and in areas of the property not frequented by your animals can go a long way in ensuring you don’t lose any sleep at night over false alarms.

Outdoor sensors are a fantastic first line of defence against criminals when used in conjunction with other security measures. Contact AA Alarms today to find out how you can provide protection to your family and property with top-of-the-range security devices.

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