Protection

Perimeter Protection

Located near doors, windows and other selected areas of your home, perimeter protection devices comprise your first level of defense. Typically, these products are designed to react to any attempted forced entry into your home.

The proper device to install depends on factors such as your home’s construction, your lifestyle, the product’s limitations and price. Some of the most popular devices include:

  • Door Contacts – Magnetic contacts that can be attached to or recessed within the door frame to detect movement.
  • Window Contacts – Like door contacts, these are magnetic devices that detect windows being opened.
  • Vibration Sensors – Mounted on the window frame, these devices react to vibrations that are created if someone attempts to break or they shatter the window.
  • Audio Discriminators – Frequently, several window openings can be protected by installing a device that will sense glass breaking. These devices are typically located near the openings they are intended to supervise.
  • Window Screens – Standard window screens can be laced to provide protection in the event they are cut or removed. Although this type of protection is expensive, it provides the added convenience of allowing windows to be open and the security system to remain intact when armed.
  • Motion Detectors – These devices detect movement within specified areas. They can be used to automatically illuminate an area or to emit an audible alarm.

Interior Protection

If you intend to use your system primarily when you are away from home, interior protection is an economical way to get high levels of protection. Of course, pets and environmental influences must be considered to prevent false alarms. Vector recommends and installs only the highest quality interior protection devices.

  • Motion Detectors – These devices are designed to detect movement within a specified area by detecting moving body heat or changes in patterns of reflected energy, or for the greatest stability, a combination of the two.
  • Interior Doors – Homes designed with interior doors that can be closed may be protected by installing magnetic door contacts. When pets are present, this is likely to be the best option for interior detection.

Personal Protection

  • Personal emergency pendants – An ideal feature for loved ones that may need immediate assistance in the house or around the yard. A simple, easy to use lightweight panic button worn on a belt clip or as a necklace can summon help with the touch of a button.
  • Keychain touchpads – Convenient, powerful two-way remote controls let you activate/deactivate your system with the touch of a button. As you approach your driveway, you can confirm the status of your system, disarm the alarm, activate lights, and enter – it’s very simple!
  • Monitored smoke, gas, furnace, pipe and environmental sensors – When it comes to your safety, a monitored system is the best protection for your family. Vector’s state-of-the-art smoke and fire detectors help you protect your home and family, seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Monitored carbon monoxide detectors can provide an added level of protection that normal smoke detectors cannot. Specialized water and furnace detectors can be used to provide constant reassurance that your home’s environmental systems are working as they were designed to do. Combine any or all of these systems with Vector’s 24-hour monitoring, and you have peace of mind on just about every imaginable level of your home life