Your home is not just one of your most valuable assets, it is the place where you and your family live. Everyone wants to think of their home as a secure place, where they are in control of what happens. When you are at home, that control is accomplished by using your eyes and ears to detect and handle unexpected events. When you leave home for any reason, control becomes more difficult and requires some precautions. Those precautions can range from simply locking the doors before you leave to arranging for someone to stay in your home while you are away. Most homes are vacant on a regular basis because family members have responsibilities that take them away from home, such as work and school. Simply locking the doors is not sufficient and leaving someone at home is impractical. A home security system from Koehlinger-Kruse is a reliable and affordable way for you to monitor your home while you are away.
Few experiences in life are as troubling as coming home to a mess caused by mother nature, or worse yet, by malicious intruders. Your best line of defense for dealing with these problems while you are away is a home security system. When something bad happens, the system will immediately alert our monitoring center in Fort Wayne and a system operator will notify you or anyone you designate. In the case of intruders or fire, we will call the authorities first, and then call you. Although a home security system cannot guarantee that these events will not happen, it can provide immediate action that will keep the resulting damage to a minimum.
The first step towards protecting your home with an automated alarm system is the decision to install one. Although most homeowners have probably considered installing one at one time or another, only a small number have decided to do so. If you are unsure about installing one in your home, here are a few facts that might help you to decide:
First and foremost, we design and install our systems with reliability in mind. To be reliable, a system must continue to operate during adverse conditions, such as power outages and broken telephone communications. The system must also be difficult for an intruder to ’defeat’. Our systems have a battery backup and will continue to operate for a significant amount of time during a power outage. They can be configured with a backup communication method that will ensure that alarm events reach the monitoring station even when primary communications have failed. All critical system functions are performed by hardware located in a metal box. This box is in an out of the way place, making it unlikely that an intruder would be able to locate and destroy the box within the alarm delay time.
We see a security system as a home improvement, not just an add-on. A security system is like a roof. It will only protect your home if it is installed correctly. We protect your home by installing quality sensors the right types and in the right locations, to give your home overall protection. We install a loud siren in a discreet location. The alarm is loud enough to be a distraction for intruders and makes them deaf to the approach of you and the police.
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Motion sensors are a necessary part of any home security system, but can be problematic in homes with pets. We have years of experience with this problem and have proven methods that allow us to install a system that is effective and without false alarms caused by a pet.
We offer four separate methods of communication between your system and the monitoring station:
Any of these can be used as the sole communications method or in combination to provide primary and backup communications methods.
The FCC licensed radio backup system has been in operation for decades and has proven to be very reliable both as a primary and backup communications method. When used as a backup source the system sends parallel transmissions with the primary source to the monitoring center. This means that the system functions all the time, sending every system event to the monitoring station when the primary source does. It is active all the time, so even if the primary source is up but has garbled communication, the radio system will still send a redundant transmission. The system can also be used as the primary and only source of communication. It can continue to function for hours even if the power is out. This provides the customer with the unique opportunity to protect his property without the need to maintain telephone service at the property. This can be a great solution for someone wanting to protect a part time residence, such as a lake property.
The installation of home security cameras is a booming trend in the U.S. The market for residential systems is expected to grow at 8% annually in the coming years. More and more homeowners are choosing to round out their security systems with video surveillance. Many things have happened in recent years that have made these systems more affordable and more usable:
The appearance of exterior cameras is intimidating to criminals, especially when combined with security system warning signs. A would-be intruder will know that even before he triggers the home alarm system, he is already on camera and being watched. This deterrence is enough to send most bad guys down the road looking for an easier target.
Homeowners can now view live video from a home security camera at any time and from anywhere. This provides peace of mind if you need to check on your kids, a babysitter, or someone making repairs to your home while you’re gone. It’s also reassuring to be able to take a look at your home while you are traveling.
If the security cameras have a recording device attached, the recorded video might prove valuable to law enforcement in apprehending criminals if a break in does occur. It can also prove valuable to the homeowner in simply reviewing activity during an absence from the home.
We custom design each camera system we install to specifically meet the homeowner’s needs. Some homeownsers want every angle of their home covered and other homeowners want to retain the video for a long time. Sometimes all that is needed is live video from a single location in the home. We install all types of systems, from a single stand-alone wireless camera to a full coverage wired system of various camera types, attached to a video recorder. Our technicians place the cameras in the right locations and aim them accurately, always taking care to minimize any mess caused by the installation and then cleaning up afterwards.
Combine one of our home alarm systems with a security camera system and get complete protection for your home and family. With our 24 hour monitoring service in Fort Wayne and your ability to remotely monitor the system yourself, you can be aware of what is going on at home at anytime and from anywhere.
Both our alarm systems and security camera systems can be remotely controlled by the homeowner. Every alarm system can include a handheld remote 'fob' that can be used to control the system while in and around the house. Remote control of an alarm using a computer or mobile device is an optional add-on. The option includes hardware attached to the alarm's control unit and associated software that runs on a computer or mobile device. Remote control of a home security camera system is possible on computers and mobile devices using manufacturer software with the system. Our system installation includes software installation, configuration, and training for the homeowner.