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What are the Different Types of Security Systems

ESI, Emergency Systems Inc. is a professional security alarm company with over 40 years of experience. We don’t believe in the one system fits all mentality as so many of our competitors do. Custom design security systems are made to fit the unique needs of a home, office, retail business, government facility, warehouse or industrial complex. At ESI we take into consideration all aspects of the facility we are employed to protect and employing technological sophistication, unique concerns, and of course, budget we build a security shield second to none. No one security alarm system is right for all applications and by starting with the basics we determine how sophisticated the security apparatus needs to be. First, identify what needs to be protected, the level of protection that needs to be applied, and design the right security shield to accomplish the task at every level. Second, some alarm systems might incorporate products like access control/keyless entry devices, CCTV or video surveillance, motion detectors that can be remotely controlled and monitored. Like many clients utilizing advanced security devices for points of entry can safeguard a building, a home-along child or anyone who wants to be able to identify anyone who has is trying to gain access without having to actually activate an open door. All of ESI’s security systems utilize the most up to date technology for protecting any dwelling when not occupied, incorporating devices like motion detectors, some may be equipped with a video feed when activated like a device called Videofied, which will generate a verifiable alarm. Security systems should close off all points of entry accomplished by adding sensors to windows, doors and present a signal when opened, broken or smashed. No one-security system application is right for every job and at ESI we pride ourselves on being a security specialist when it comes to recommending the right products and system for whatever unique needs warrant them.

The nerve center of a security system

A control panel, fixed or remotely accessed is the heart and soul of any alarm system. The user-friendly keypad provides constant information about the status of the alarm system for everything including battery wellness, sensors, test orientation, etc. The control panel also allows remote access to arm and disarm the security system.

 Exploring security sensors!

Each security application that ESI designs are actually a system of sensors that detect various types of security issues. Detectors, when activated, send a message for help, and together they keep facilities secure and safe for every type of threat or disturbance.


Window and door sensors are the foundation of all high-end residential or office security systems. These devices come in two pieces. One-part fits onto the door or window itself, while the other attaches to the frame. Both are positioned right next to each other so that when the two pieces are separated, they can send a signal to the alarm panel.


Glass break detectors are essential in protecting all types of facilities like homes and businesses from intruders. Traditional window sensors will detect anyone raising a window that is unlocked but would do nothing if the window was broken. Glass break detectors listen for the impact and pitch of glass breaking then signal a glass break detection to the control panel.

These also save you money because they can cover all the windows within roughly 20 feet of a line of sight. This offers you more bang for your buck. We strongly believe that every home needs glass break detectors.


Motion sensors or detectors create an infrared map, using infrared energy. Typically, they are placed in the corner of a wall or looking down a hall. When someone walks into a room, the sensor identifies human body temperature and the change in energy. Motion sensors can also be adjusted for distance and sensitivity. Some motion detectors like the new Videofied Motion Detector has a built-in real-time video feed into the detector. When triggered the video is transmitted to the local monitoring station for examination and verification to see if an alarm should be activated.


Oftentimes environmental risks such as floods, leaks, and extreme temperatures are as bad as break-ins. Whether you are home or away, environmental detectors give you peace of mind and help minimize the risk of dangerous conditions.


  • kitchens
  • bathrooms
  • laundry rooms


The security sensors are important but preventing fire break-out is one of the most important types of sensors security companies install. Protection against fire that can cause the greatest amount of damage to a dwelling is paramount to securing that facility. Smoke detectors and heat detectors need to be strategically located throughout a home because they are vital for the protection of you, your family, employees, and customers.


Regardless of your budget, there is a custom home, office or business security system that is right for every unique need. At ESI, Emergency Systems, Inc., we protect families, employees, visitors, customers, vendors, and suppliers secure. Our 24/7/365 local monitoring center is staffed by highly trained professional monitoring technicians. We ensure that you and the proper authorities are notified in case of an emergency or security breach. We pride ourselves on over 40 years of service to the North Central Florida and North Florida counties. Give us a call today and let one of our highly trained and experienced security technicians answer any of your questions, provide you with a no-obligation free estimate for your next security project. Call us at 904-388-3975 or Visit our website @ for a complete list of our services and credentials.