Demystifying Mysterious Things

Security Alarms

A security system is used to protect the people or property for which the system is connected. Most security alarm companies provide a service where they help monitor the system remotely for a monthly fee. Security systems might include cameras, motion sensors, door and window sensors, as well as carbon monoxide and smoke sensors.


The panel is the brain of the security alarm system. It is typically where you'll enter your security "code" to arm and disarm the system. It is also used to add new sensors to the system.


Often times the security system is connected to your home internet or phone service. This is how the system alerts authorities when a sensor is tripped. Many systems even have their own dedicated cellphone line incase your home phone or power goes out.


One of the best things about security systems is the loud sirens that sound when a sensor is triggered when the system is alarmed. This siren lets the intruder know that a system exists and to get out quickly.

Fun facts

Facts about security systems.


The number of z-wave sensors, ideal for home automation


The distance most motion sensors can see


The estimated cost of police response to security systems each year


The number of security systems activated each year

"Homes without security systems are up to 300% more likely to be broken into."

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There are a lot of sensors that can make up a security system. Here's a few examples

Connect them all

  • Motion
  • Temperature
  • Flood
  • Fire & Smoke
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Humidity
  • Light
  • Sound

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Besides the popular smart home security systems that offer a paid monthly subscription there are a number of do it yourself home automation systems that offer security.

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  • Piper
  • Nest
  • Canary
  • GE