Before installing a Home Security System with AMP Security you might want to know what it is and how it works before having it placed in your home. We at AMP are happy to share our expertise of home security systems with you so you can make an informed decision when it comes to the security of your home. Below are just some of the ways your home security system can work for you.


What is a Home Security System?

A home security system in basic terms is a network of integrated electronic devices working together with a central control panel to protect against burglars and other potential home intruders. A basic home security usually includes a control panel which is the primary controller of a home’s security system, door and window sensors, motion sensors for interior and exterior, wired or wireless security cameras, a high-decibel siren or alarm, and a yard sign and window stickers.


How does it Work?


  • The Control panel is the command center of your security system. This gives you access to the settings of your home security system. The security system is usually controlled with your own security code. Some control panels can be activated with your voice or by a remote as well.


  • Sensors for your home include door and window sensors and motion sensors. Door and window sensors are comprised of two parts installed adjacent to each other. One part of the device is installed on the door or window and the other on the door frame or window sill. When a door or window is closed, the two parts of the sensor are joined together, creating a security circuit. When that circuit is disturbed without the proper authorization it will trigger the alarm. Motion Sensors, when armed, protect a given space by creating an invisible zone that cannot be breached without sounding an alarm.


  • The Alarm is made to reach high decibels so it is loud enough for you and your neighbors to hear when it is triggered. The alarm is made to be this loud so everyone who needs to be notified of an intrusion is aware of what is going on. Help should arrive sooner and burglars will make a run for it with a loud alarm in place.


What Happens when your Home Security System is triggered?


When you alarm sounds your home security system has detected a disturbance in or around your home. An alarm will sound and you will promptly be notified by a high-decibel alarm. Following the alarm proper authorities will be notified and your phone will ring with someone checking up on you, your family, and your situation. Having an AMP security system installed in your home can benefit you in more ways than one. Contact us today via our website or by phone to learn more about how our security systems can work for you.