Residential Security Services - NorthStar Security
At NorthStar Security, our focus is meeting your individual home security needs. Our highly trained Security Consultants will give you a free home evaluation and discuss the security solution that is the best fit for you and your family.
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A security system starts with a control panel. Usually located in a closet or a basement, the control panel contains the "brains" of the security system, and essentially operates as a central computer. Various sensors connect to the control panel from locations throughout your home. If your security system is armed and the sensors detect a problem, they send signals to the control panel. The control panel automatically dials our central monitoring station where the proper authorities are notified.
You operate your security system by entering your security code at the keypad. Generally located at entry doors, keypads can arm and disarm with push-button ease. All of our keypads include illuminated keys to provide you with greater visibility at nighttime, easy-to-read English displays that spell out your system’s status at a glance, and one-touch function keys that provide single-button operation for arming, disarming or emergencies. Most of our keypads even offer convenient additional user codes to give friends, neighbors or service people access to your home.
Magnetic contacts are two-part devices used to safeguard windows and doors. One part of the contact is a switch installed in the window or door jam; the other contains a magnet and is placed in the window or door itself. Any noticeable shift in contact with the switch results in an alarm.
A passive infrared motion detector (PIR) is an electronic security device that detects intruders by "sensing" motion or body heat in the area being protected. Most PIRs are designed to be used when your family is away from home or when no one will be passing through the area "covered" by the PIR.
Glassbreak sensors, usually mounted on ceilings or walls, work by "listening" for the sound of breaking glass in a window. "Shock" glassbreak detectors are mounted on the window and "feel" the shock of breaking glass. This kind of advanced wireless technology can provide shatter and shock protection for your windows, for often intruders are "sensed" and an alarm sounded while they are still outdoors. This is often enough to send a burglar running!
A smoke/heat detector connected to your security system offers more protection because it is monitored by our central station. If fire strikes, the detector sets off an alarm and sends a signal to the control panel. The control panel dials our central station, where the operator notifies the fire department. Only central station monitored smoke detectors provide automatic notification to authorities when you or your family are asleep, not at home or unable to get to the phone.
Wireless Key chain! Similar in size to a remote car alarm key, they fit right on your key chain, and the press of a single button lets you control your system eliminating the need for codes.