Intrusion can be difficult to protect against, as you will almost never find a thief that will do their work in broad daylight. They usually opt to carry out their deeds at night, because they can remain hidden in the dark. They don’t want to draw attention, they don’t want to be noticed, they don’t want the neighbors to know what’s going on; all they want is to be left alone until they leave. That is why using sound in a security device is a great way to scare off someone who should not be in your home.
What Is It?
A wireless door chime is a device that links wireless to a trip on your front door, or any other door that has a sensor. These wireless door chime units are very easy to install and use, and they are very difficult to bypass. Most thieves do not expect for any kind of alarm to sound if there is no security company sign out front. This means that an alarm is sure to give them a good scare. Here’s how they work:
First, you must install the chime itself. This is usually a unit that will sit in an easily located place inside the house. However, it should not be too easy to locate, otherwise the intruder could simply use impact to disable it.
Next you need to install the wireless door chime sensors. These sensors come in the form of two magnets. One magnet goes on the door itself, and the other goes on the transom just above it. When the door closes, the wireless door chime sensor should be almost touching. What activates the sensor is when the magnets separate from the opening of the door. When the chime activates, it sends a signal to the chime unit and a light tune can be heard.
After that, all you must do is “arm” the system when you leave the house. If any intruder comes in through a door that has been armed with a sensor, the wireless door chime will sound the alarm and scare away the intruder.
This is a great way to call attention to your home in the event that an intruder has broken in. Any loud sounds will make a thief jumpy, especially ones that sound like alarms. The most common reaction is to tuck-tail and run.
Where a simple wireless door chime will not work is when the home is in a very rural area and other neighbors are too far away to hear what’s going on. An intruder might simply outsmart the system and disable it, knowing full well that others where too far away to hear the alarm. If this is the case, then you will want to include a wireless automatic dialer with your door chime. These will call you or the police in the event of an alarm activation, giving you the ability to have the authorities on site in a very short amount of time.