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Two doors and a motion detector for no money down.

The nature of the burglar alarm industry is changing. Years ago almost all alarm systems provided complete security. Every man sized opening was covered and overlapping interior detection was custom installed. Custom systems remain the preferred choice of security conscious buyers. However, basic starter systems are now readily available.

Some of these programs are a good start for those who want a basic alarm to build upon at a later date. Before you contact a low cost system provider, be aware of what you are getting. It is important that you are not lulled into a false sense of security. Understand that magnetic contacts on the front and rear doors plus a single PIR are not the same thing as a custom alarm system designed around your real needs.

Security is a major issue. It safeguards all your other investments. Choose wisely by becoming a savvy consumer. Use the Amcest Network locator to choose among the thousands of professional alarm companies in the Amcest database.

Communications

Digital communications is the number one means of signaling an alarm. Like old fashioned tape dialers they access standard telephone lines, but unlike tapes they send an encoded message that must be acknowledged by a host receiver in order to confirm communication. The place where those signals are processed and and responded to is called a central station.

Long range radio, cellular and pager systems use telemetry (radio) for a higher level of security. These devices address the weakest link in a system, your telephone, by operating over air waves even when the line is compromised by the weather or a sophisticated thief. Radio and cellular systems are becoming more and more popular as burglars are cutting lines.