The security system as the name says are responsible for keeping a place secure. It is a system of interworking components and devices using which you can safeguard something. Security systems can be installed in houses, offices, restaurants, or public places to keep an eye on the ongoing activities at such places. 

Networks of integrated electronic devices with a central control panel are employed together in a security system to ensure safety against suspicious persons or activities. 

Functioning of a Security System

The home or office security system works by securing entry points with sensors that pass the message to the control panel installed somewhere in a centralized location.


In the home security systems, the sensors are usually placed at doors and windows that are the entry and exit points while the open places in a house can be secured through motion sensors. 

A security system mainly consists of the following components:

  • Control Panel

It is responsible for the complete management of the security system. It activates and disables the camera as and when required, communicates with other components and alarms when something happens.

  • Interior and exterior motion sensors

The motion sensors are activated to safeguard an area by creating an invisible zone that no one can access without getting alarmed. These sensors are useful to create a security wall for the rooms that have the expensive or precious items. 

  • Wired or wireless Security cameras

Surveillance Cameras are required for different purposes in a security system and they are mainly used for monitoring distant areas, remote buildings, and entry points. These security cameras can be accessed easily through your smartphones, computers, or laptops. They are mainly useful when the owner is not able to be physically present at their property and can keep a check through these cameras. The cameras will also record the security invasion and if any mishap occurs, you can get the footage through these cameras.

  • An Alarm

The security alarms or systems as the name suggests, are useful to raise the attention of the people towards any illegal activities. The alarm must be loud enough so that if anyone tries to break into your house or office, the alarm can get the attention of the neighbors if the owner is not at home. Whenever a problem occurs, the alarm will alert the people of it and the high-decibel alarm will be enough to get the intruders running. 

  • Sensors

There are doors and windows sensors as well that involve two parts- one is installed on the door and the other on the door frame. When the door or window is shut, these two parts join together to form a security circuit. After that, when the security system is connected to the control panel, the sensors communicate with it to maintain the security of the entry point. 

When a secured door or window is suddenly opened, the security circuit gets broken and it is considered breaking into a secured zone. The alarm will ring and the monitoring person will be automatically notified.

  • Yard Sign and Window Stickers

These are a sort of marketing tools for alarm companies and have a major role to play in security. The yard sign and window stickers provided by the security company are just a way to inform the intruders that your place is protected by a professional security system and a single theft attempt can leave them into major trouble. 

How Successful Are These Security Systems?

Now, you have spent so much to get your home or office protected, you must be interested in knowing that does it really does its job well? You must have questions hitting your mind that what actually happens when someone tries to break into your house. 

When you secure your house with a security system that is monitored professionally by an alarm company, they also get an alert whenever someone tries to break the security. 

The high-decibel alarm alerts everyone around you and even the monitoring company. They will try to communicate with the owner of the property through the control panel or as the other option they can call at the emergency contact number provided on the account. They will also contact the assigned emergency helpers in your area such as police, firefighters, and paramedics. In this way, building a proper security system is going to secure your home and offices.