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What is the foundation of a good alarm system?

If you are interested in securing your home or office from unwanted visitors, intruders or even worse, burglars then you need the help and advice of a reputable security alarm company. Most alarm companies that specialize in residential home security systems are really only interested in the monthly alarm monitoring fees. These companies make their money on those recurring dollars and in most cases have incentives to lure customers in with discounted alarm systems and low monthly alarm charges over extended periods of time. The real issue for most homeowners searching for protection is being able to display an alarm company sign at their front door and “having piece of mind” when activating the system that the premises are secure. Unfortunately, many of these so-called alarm companies install marginal security equipment that are easily compromised. Most dwellings have unique challenges and a one-kind fits all security strategy is not going to provide adequate protection. Emergency Systems Inc., is a security alarm company and a leader in both residential and commercial alarm systems. For almost 40 years, ESI has been designing, installing and repairing security alarms for high-end residential and commercial properties. Our security technicians design unique security systems based on our customers’ requirements, that are both affordable and expandable and new needs arise.

What Are The Different Types of Security Systems?

At ESI we “custom” design every security system to fit the home or office taking into consideration one’s life style, technological sophistication and comfort, unique desires and concerns, and of course, budget. No one security alarm system is right for all applications and at ESI we always start with the basics. 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. Some alarm systems might incorporate access control devices, what we call key-less entry that can be remotely controlled and monitored. Many utilize CCTV for points of entry that can safeguard a home-along child or mother who wants to be able to identify anyone who has approached, without having to actually open the door. Many systems utilize the most up to date technology of protecting dwellings when away, incorporating motion detectors, some with a video feed that when activated, generates a verifiable alarm. Other security systems close off all points of entry to intruders by adding sensors to every window, door and signal when opened, broken or smashed. No, one-system application is right for most jobs and ESI is a security specialist when it comes to recommending the right system for your unique needs.

What Is The Nerve Center For A Security System?

The control panel, fixed or remotely accessed is the heart, brains and soul of an alarm system. The keypad provides information about the status of the alarm system, involving everything from battery wellness to sensors. The panel also controls the means to arm and disarm the system.

Let’s explore home security sensors!

Each security application ESI designs is a system of security sensors that can allow for various types of detectors. Detectors send a message for help when activated, and together they keep homes and offices safe from nearly every type of threat and disturbance.


Window and door sensors are the foundation of any home or office security system. These 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 send a signal to the alarm panel.


Glass break detectors are essential in protecting homes and businesses from intruders. Traditional window sensors would detect someone 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.

These also save you money because they can cover all the windows within roughly 20 feet of a line of site. 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 most important types of sensors are the ones that protect against fire. Smoke detectors and heat detectors strategically located throughout a home are vital for the protection of you and your family.

Getting The Right Home or Office Security System

Regardless of your budget, there is a home and office security system that is right for every lifestyle and unique need. At ESI, Emergency Systems, Inc., we want to keep families, employees, visitors, vendors and customers secure and ensure you and the proper authorities are notified in case of an emergency. We pride ourselves on almost 40 years of continuous service to the North Central Florida and North Florida areas. Give one of our highly trained and experienced security technicians a call at 904-388-3975 for a free estimate on your next security project. Visit our website @ for a complete list of our services and credentials.

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  • window and door sensors
  • smoke detectors
  • heat detectors
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