Can I have a security system in a house with pets?

Yes, you can definitely have a security system in a house with pets.

Alarm sensors are specifically designed to detect movement in your home when no one should be there. Set up correctly motion detection sensors will react instantly if someone walks into the room activating the alarm and notifying neighbours or your alarm monitoring centre. This process which provides top-notch security for most houses can create big issues for homes with even the most sleepy inactive dogs, cats, or other indoor pets. The solution to this problem is actually really simple, install pet immune motion sensors.

Many homes fitted with an existing alarm system don't use the alarm as they worry about constant phoney alarms from pets moving around the house.

False alarms triggered by pets can be a big headache. Installing a standard security system in a home with indoor pets can lead to frequent false alarm activations which is why security component companies have been developing pet immune sensors, motion detectors, and cameras.

Pet-friendly sensors have been carefully developed to ignore typical animal type movement from an animal-sized object.

How do they do this?

Many hours of engineer testing have produced complex algorithms which ignore pet movement but pick up human activity. They achieve this by using a variety of systems:

Shape - humans are basically a very different shape from animals. The sensors are programmed to detect intruder shaped (tall human) objects and dismiss movement which is closer to the ground, like that of a dog or cat.

Weight - sensors will discount movement of figures from around 18 kgs to 36. This encompasses most dogs, cats, birds, and other small animals.

Careful placement - each home has a unique layout and individual aspects, your home security specialist will ensure the motion sensors are placed in positions which will reduce pet alarm activations but still cover all the at-risk areas of your home.

For homes with larger pets, the option of accompanying door and window reed switches with glass break sensors could be an option rather than fitting motion sensors. CCTV camera surveillance can also be set up to monitor the inside of your home in conjunction with the perimeter sensors to ensure complete coverage.

Cameras with remote live video monitoring also allow you to easily keep an eye on your pets when you're out from your smartphone, tablet, or PC.

Bosch Blue Line Gen2 Tri-Techs

Bosch Security is renowned for premium quality security alarms, cameras and components and their pet immune capable motion detectors are no exception.

Bosch Blue Line Gen2 motion detector technology provides full coverage of your home from break-ins while reducing false alarms from pet movement. The Bosch detector uses a mix of passive infrared and microwave detection to sense intruders but dismiss pets up to 45kgs.

Ensure you inform your security system installer so they can set up the correct sensors to prevent your pets setting off the alarm. or speak to our Brisbane based security team about a Bosch pet-friendly alarm for your home on 07 3353 3248 or request a quote today.

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