Home Alarm Siren

What to consider.


November 26, 2020

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One integral piece of a complete home security system, the home alarm, sometimes becomes a forgotten piece. It provides a critical in-home and neighbor alert, though.

A motion sensor on a window can trip the silent alarm to the monitoring service and police, but the home alarm siren alerts those in the home, allowing them to enter a safe room and avoid contact with the intruder.

What to look for in a home siren

If you’re thinking of the flashing lights on top of a squad car, the sound is similar, but you won’t have the literal large light strobing in your living room. The essential items to look for in a home siren include:

  • Loud sound, between 100 and 115 decibels (dBs)

  • Link to your system’s motion sensors

  • Long-lasting batteries

  • Backup batteries

  • Simple mounting

  • Weather-resistant control box and panel

  • Indoor/outdoor use

To give you a clear idea of how loud 100 to 115 dBs is, that’s like running a snowmobile or power saw inside your living room. Firms design these sirens to scare the daylights out of a burglar.

According to crime statistics, the majority of burglars want to smash and grab, but avoid confrontation. Knowing that their presence has been detected and reported acts as a deterrent to most intruders.

Home alarm siren options

It’s a smart idea to install both an outdoor and indoor siren. Here are a few of the top choices:

Fortrezz SSA- Siren and Strobe Alarm Module: The siren and strobe combo includes easy installation and works as a standalone or with a Z-Wave-compatible security system with a loud alarm.

Potter/Amseco SSX-52 Indoor/Outdoor Self-Contained Siren: This indoor/outdoor option includes easy installation, anti-tampering design, and a really loud, blue strobe light.

SECO-LARM SL-126Q/B Blue Security Strobe Light: The SECO-LARM provides extreme brightness, high visibility, a 300- to 500-hour light life, and easy installation.

Streetwise Strobe Motion Alarm and Chime with Remote: The remote-controlled, really loud motion alarm includes strobe light and can detect motion at up to a 30-foot distance.

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Jason Stevens is a senior writer for Brinks Home. He is a "tech guy" who enjoys sharing home security and automation tips with others.

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