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Burglar Alarm Frequently Asked Questions



The Basics

Is a home security system really necessary?
Cases of burglaries and thefts are on the rise, which means that more and more homeowners are becoming concerned about their families and their properties. A home security system with burglar alarm monitoring
makes your home a less likely target of break-ins and burglaries.

But, I live in a neighborhood with a good local patrol service, and I have good locks on my doors and windows. Why do I need a monitored alarm system?
There are vulnerabilities in even the safest, most well-monitored areas. Even though regular patrolling is an effective deterrent for burglaries, a monitored alarm system is "on call" 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

How does an alarm system fend off would-be burglars?
Approximately 90% of burglars would prefer to break into homes without security systems. These criminals want the easy way in; they don’t want to risk an alarm siren going off. Read
statistics on home burglaries
and learn how burglar alarm monitoring helps.

Can a home security system save me money?
Yes. Not only will a home security system add value to your property, but it will also save you from 10 to 20 percent on your
homeowner’s insurance
under most policies.

What if my home is located far from the security company’s command centers?
Signals from your home are transmitted electronically, so your location has no effect on the monitoring stations ability to receive your alarm signals.

How is a wireless security system different from a hardwire security system?
Wireless systems allow for ease of installation for two-story homes. DCSI, Inc. prefers to install a hardwire system for most one story homes and businesses. We only use wireless equipment when there is no attic accessibility to run the wiring. There is no difference in the operation of a wireless system than a traditional hardwire system.



System Details

What are the components of a home security system?
Most alarm systems include a control panel & keypad, door or window contacts, a motion detector, and an alarm siren. DCSI, Inc. also offers other
optional security devices such as remote control access, glass break detection and 24 hour monitored smoke detection.

When can I have my home security system installed? 
DCSI, Inc. can have a licensed technician at your home on average with in one to three days(same day in some cases). We will schedule a time for installation of a
new home security system that is most convenient with your schedule.

Is a telephone line necessary? 
DCSI, Inc. recommends a traditional phone line to communicate your alarm signal to our 24 hour UL central monitoring station.

No phone line…No problem 
DCSI, Inc. can monitor your home alarm system with our optional digital cellular communicator if you choose not to install a phone line. You can also install a cellular back up system for added protection in the event of telephone service interruption or a cable cut.


How the Home Security System Actually Works

Will the security system work if there is a loss of power?
Yes. Systems come with a back-up battery that will run the system for several hours. Once the battery is low, a signal will be transmitted to the monitoring center and you will be notified about it.

Are pets a problem for an alarm system?
No. Major home security systems use pet immunity, which allows for most animals that weighs less than 40 pounds to wander around the home without setting off the alarm. Pets that weigh more than 40 pounds may require a system sensor upgrade.

For more information about DCSI, Inc. Security, or to order or upgrade your security system monitoring, call us today.


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