If you’re thinking of upgrading your home security but worried about how it might be affected by your pets at home, you will be pleased to know that most systems these days can be configured to prevent the risk of constant false alarms from occurring.
It’s fair to say that a lot of households now have pets that spend lots of time in the home, especially when you are at work, or away for a few days. As a result, it is important to factor in those pets when you are thinking of installing a security system to protect your home, when you’re not there. You really don’t want the alarm being set off by a pet, causing untold stress if you get a notification that your alarm has gone off, or the noise of the alarm disturbing your neighbours late at night for instance.
But do cats trigger house alarms and will dogs set the bells ringing when they wander about your home? Unfortunately, the answer is yes, they will. Thankfully though, there are solutions at hand. Most modern security systems can be set up with integrated sensors that will pick up the movement of your pet and not set the alarm off.
Make sure when you are discussing your requirements with alarm installation companies, that they build your system to meet your specifications.
There is nothing more disturbing than an alarm constantly sounding. It’s even more frustrating when it turns out to be a false alarm caused by a pet making its way around your home.
Most standard alarm systems are fitted with motion sensors that cannot differentiate between the movement of a pet or an intruder, causing and resulting in unnecessary false alarms.
If you are planning to upgrade your home security system, or install a house alarm, make sure you specify, when requesting a quotation, that you have pets and you need the system to be set up to include animal alarm sensors that will eliminate the risk of your pet setting it off.
Home alarm installers are able to build a security system for you that integrates specific motion sensors that have been developed as a result of studying the movement patterns that pets take during a typical day.
In addition, pet sensor alarm systems have been designed to identify characteristics such as body weight, heat, speed of movement, size and mass. PIR sensors are perfect for picking up thermal readings of all sizes of animals and humans and can determine if the alarm needs to be triggered.
The sensors are clever enough to determine the typical movement patterns of your pet and if they are installed in the right place, will minimise the risk of false alarms being registered.
If the sensors pick up these characteristics, their pre-programmed intelligence will identify that the movement is likely to be a pet and therefore will not set the alarms off. If something isn’t right, that’s when the alarm needs to be activated and notify you of a possible intrusion.
Ultimately, it is very important that you select the right security system to protect your property that takes into consideration all aspects of your home life. You need to be confident that the intruder alarm system will provide you with the level of security that makes you feel safe, but also works around everything that is normal in your daily life.
That includes animals and selecting the best home security systems with pets in mind will enhance your sense of safety and security. Whether you are at home or away, when the alarm system is monitoring your property, make sure it is set up so that it only alerts you in the event of a real intruder.
Don’t put yourself through the anguish of knowing that your alarm has been activated for some reason, only to find out that the sensor had picked up your pet moving around. Selecting a system configured with digitally programmed sensors that only pick up human movement will save you unnecessary scares.
You will need to carry out some initial research to ensure that the system you are considering can be set up to incorporate sensors and PIR detectors to identify your pets as they navigate your home.
Ensure the intruder alarm is clever enough to be pre-programmed to recognise the behavioural patterns of your pet. This will usually require you to monitor the activity and to supply the information to your chosen supplier.
If necessary, seek the advice of professionals who will provide guidance on the best way to set up the security system to protect your home from burglars and intruders and allow your pets to come and go as they please, without tripping the alarms.
Don’t be afraid to ask for a demonstration of the technology that you are considering having installed. Seeing how the system would perform will help you to feel more confident, and safe, knowing that your security is being looked after.
We all want to be safe in our homes and protected when we go away, even if it’s only for a few days. This guide helps you to understand how security systems work with pets and to remove the stress from the occurrence of false alarms.
Making the right choice on the type of home security to install is important and if you do have pets, the system should be compatible with your cat and dog. Security alarm systems are sophisticated enough these days to protect your property at all times and still allow you and your pets to inhabit your home securely.
If you are worried about needless and unnecessary alarm activations, you don’t need to be. There are a host of solutions available to you.