DESIGNING A COMPREHENSIVE SECURITY SYSTEMCustomers always ask us what will be a good security system for their home or business? There are a lot of elements that go into consideration in designing a good Houston alarm and home automation system, here are a few to consider.
COMMUNICATIONCommunication of your alarm panel is one of the most important elements to consider when designing a reliable security system. By design a burglar alarm panel support POTS line communication. This is the old-fashioned phone line that we used to call "analog line” or "Land Line". However, over the past few years, service providers moved to digital lines that are not reliable to use a communication line for an alarm panel. Not to mention that a landline can be always accessed from the outside and can be disabled easily. At Megasystems Security we offer cellular communicators to support various alarm panels. This will assure that communication is uninterrupted to the monitoring station within your Houston alarm and home automation system.
PERIMETER 3 LAYERS STRATEGYAt Megasystems, we believe that the first line of a security system will always be the perimeter. Door and Window contacts are your first line of defense, and therefore you should NOT skip them. The second layer of the Houston alarm system will be your glass break sensors, those sensors will trigger upon the sound of breaking glass, sensors should be distributed according to distance limitations that listed by the manufacturer. The last layer of the Houston home automation system will be the motions sensors. Placement of sensors will be determined by the technician to get the most coverage with keeping in mind to locate them in areas that will not create unnecessary false alarms.
FIREAlarm smoke and heat sensors are life safety devices that are distributed throughout the house according to fire code. Megasystems Security holds Texas Fire Alarm Company License and will provide with the ultimate alarm system design to make sure for entire home coverage
EMERGENCY DISPATCHAt Megasystems we make sure to offer with the latest emergency panic buttons that can be located in a key area of the house. All of our alarm panels include a panic button that is built into the keypad or touch panel.
ALARM PERMITMost cities and jurisdictions nowadays require getting an alarm permit. Getting an Alarm Permit is the responsibility of the customer, you should check with your office or local jurisdiction on how to get a permit for a Houston alarm system. This is a very important step as some municipalities require to have that in place before they will dispatch the local police.
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A Megasystems Security powered system provides solutions to monitor and protect your home — and everyone in it. More than just a smart app, Alarm.com seamlessly connects the key systems in your home on one platform so they work more intelligently together.
Patented Crash & Smash Protection
Your security system will continue to work even if the security panel is damaged or the phone line is cut.
Dedicated and secure cellular communication provides safe and reliable uninterrupted protection.
Two-Way Emergency Voice
Your system will continue to work even if the security panel is damaged or the phone line is cut.
Live Streaming Video
Watch live feeds from your property right on your phone, tablet or computer.
Instant Video Alerts
Get video clips sent directly to you when the front door opens, the alarm goes off, or if motion is detected. Never Miss a Thing Easily searchable event history makes it quick to find the clips you want to watch later.
Enjoy 24/7 HD recording through our Stream Video Recorder (SVR). The SVR provides secure, cloud-based streaming and video clip access from anywhere. Why Megasystems Security is right for you: • Protect what matters most. • Take control of your energy use. • Ensure wellness and peace of mind. • Instantly see what you care about. • Connect carbon monoxide and smoke detectors for proactive safety. • Have your home work automatically to meet your needs.