Home Security Strobe Lights

Three facts about strobe lights.


September 24, 2020

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Strobe lights aren’t simply for concerts or parties, they can be an integral part of a home or business security system. There are plenty of professional security strobes and sirens available on the market to protect your home or business from intruders or other threats. Many homeowners and small business owners opt for silent alarms, but those aren’t always a deterrent. Often, what you want is for the would-be burglar to get scared and leave the area immediately. Strobes and sirens can be an excellent option for your home or business. Continue reading to learn more surprising facts about strobes and security solutions.

A siren is a strobe’s best friend

Strobes installed as part of a home security system are usually added in tandem with a siren. These are activated after a sensor is tripped, and an intruder has been detected. Once the alarm and strobe start going off, people nearby will be alerted. This should help scare away intruders and keep people and items inside the structure safe, and act as a criminal deterrent. The system usually consists of the following components:

  • Alarm and/or siren system (audible)

  • Flashing strobe lights (visual)

  • Sensors and/or motion detectors

  • Control panel

Outdoor use

Most of the sirens that are used in combination with strobes for home security are intended for  outdoor  use. However, there are scenarios where warehouses, manufacturing areas, or other industrial facilities could use these systems in a very practical way to deter intruders on their property. These companies often need to keep people away for safety reasons too, due to dangerous materials and work areas. A siren and strobe system is a good way to alert personnel of a security or perimeter breach at the work zone. Those are the only likely indoor uses, but consulting with a security professional about other creative uses is recommended for those seeking strobe and alarm solutions at their location.

How strobes interact with the control panel device

Strobes for home security systems are either wired or patched wirelessly to the control panel device as part of the overall security system. This works in unison with the sensors, detectors, alarms, sirens, and strobe flashers that are integrated with the security system. Make sure a qualified home security system professional completes your installation. Also, ensure they test these systems to confirm they are working properly at your home or business location. The siren and strobe can be programmed to indicate each of these triggers in a custom fashion. For example, a fire siren could be programmed differently than the burglary siren sound. That is a very useful tool for programming your home alarm and strobe system with the security solution provided to you. Consult with a Brinks Home™ professional to see what type of options should be the most suitable for your particular situation and budget.

Interested in monitored home security? Get a free quote from Brinks Home.

Krista Bruton is a DFW-based writer who covers smart home security and consumer protection.

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