Alarm Systems

EZ Switch installs residential alarm systems for families in Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn, New York City and Manhattan. We offer burglar alarms, which deter thieves from robbing your house. We also install carbon monoxide, smoke, and fire sensors as part of your alarm system. These sensors will keep you and your family safe from carbon monoxide poisoning and other fire-related hazards.

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Safeguard Your Family with Easy-to-Use Alarm Systems

Every home security system, from the most basic burglar alarm to the most sophisticated AI-powered gadgets, run on one principle: to secure all entry points. Keep intruders out, and you safeguard your valuables and family. The number of components you’ll need will depend on the size of your home and the number of doors, windows, and rooms it contains.

But gone are the days of alarm tape on windows and using keys to arm your home alarm system. No longer will you have to deal with false alarms that disturb neighbors in the middle of the night every time the dog trips the system. You don’t need to fumble and search for your keys to activate or deactivate a system. Modern systems with either hard wired alarms or wireless sensors offer more versatility in terms of security, convenience, and aesthetics.

Systems will communicate using sensors through a control panel installed in one convenient location. Each one is designed to do a particular task when your property is breached. A monitored security system, for example, will alert the police or firefighters during an emergency.

The best part about today’s security systems is that you have options to complement your home.

Door and window sensors (perimeter security) are often available in white, tope, black, and brown to match your style. Recessed and mullion sensors can be made to disappear into your door and window frames, removing the unsightly bulge of an alarm sensor all together. They’re not intrusive, but they work well enough to detect unwanted entries into your home. So they’re highly recommended for creating invisible zones in rooms that house your most valuable assets.

Glass break sensors (Wired or Wireless) listen for the sound of broken glass, counteract the need for alarm tape, or those unsightly little squares of shock sensors on every window pane. They also save money, since a single sensor can cover a room 25′ by 25′ or an entire floor.

Motion Detectors have gotten better, too. Whether they’re PIR (Passive Infra Red), Microwave, or Dual-Tech, you’ll have fewer false alarms, and they’ll even ignore your pet whether they’re 50 or 100 lbs.

Keyed switches were replaced by alarm keypads in the 1980s. In the 1990s key fobs were all the rage but, with today’s’ technology there’s an app available. With apps, you have the ability to remotely monitor or manage your home. You’ll be able to arm and disarm the system when you’re at work or on vacation. You’ll be able to detect if there are uninvited people in your home. You can even review video clips of suspicious activity on your property.

Our Long Island-based company even has systems that will detect the presence of your phone and act accordingly without your input. Whether we installed your system or another service did, we provide efficient alarm system repairs so that you don’t have to risk your safety.

Security systems, however, aren’t just for keeping the burglars out or discouraging break-ins. They also ensure your safety during emergencies that endanger your life and your valuables.

Fire, Smoke, and Carbon Monoxide

Burglar alarms are an important part of security, but fire and smoke will steal a lot more than any thief. Carbon Monoxide takes lives daily – even if it leaves your house in-tact.

Even if your system isn’t armed, its fire and life safety features are always working. Even a small fire can produce significant amounts of damage, and with electronics having a progressively larger presence in our homes, burning plastics produce more toxic and damaging smoke.

A burglar alarm may save your jewelry but, a smoke detector may save your life.

Building codes have made Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors a requirement on commercial and residential property. Unfortunately, the detectors installed by your electrician won’t summon the first responders on their own.

When installed as part of your residential burglar alarm system, Smoke, Heat, and CO sensors will cause the system to alert the Central Station, and they will alert the authorities.

Glass Break Detectors

The unsung heroes of perimeter security are glass breakage sensors. Alarm systems include contact sensors that detect if doors or windows are opened. An intruder won’t typically open a window gently (unless it’s already open).

Motion detectors can help catch someone who gets past the perimeter contacts. These are really your the last line of defense, because by the time they go off, the trespasser is already inside.

Glass breakage sensors are the solution to dealing with forced entry. No more unsightly alarm tape connected to the perimeter of a window. Even the little box shock sensors that would be glued to the glass are falling out of favor.

Modern glass break sensors use acoustic technologies to detect the sound of impact and distinct frequencies of broken glass. They’re available in hard-wired and wireless varieties. By using sound rather than vibration detection, one sensor can protect every window in a 200 square foot room. There is no more need to place sensors or tape on every window pane.

Video Verification

Even the best designed alarm systems can trigger a false alarm. 80% of alarm reports to the police and fire dept.’s are false alarms. So if you trip an alarm by accident, or a defective sensor needs repair, avoid waking up to the police ringing your doorbell.

Many municipalities have issued fines for false alarm responses and even put repeat offenders on a “do not respond list”.

Video verification helps to avoid these issues, allowing the monitoring station to properly verify the alarm. Technologies differ but, generally once an alarm is encountered the system forwards video and or images to the monitoring station. If there are people at the scene, the operator will contact first responders.

To respect your privacy, video clips are only sent when an alarm is detected. As a rule, the central stations do not have access to the video data the rest of the time.

The major advantage of this technology is first responders are made aware this is a verified response. Many departments even prioritize these over a normal alarm call. After all, there is a major difference between a call reporting “we have an alarm going off at…” and one that says “we have a verified burglary in progress at …..”

Freeze, Flood, and Water Shut-off

Evolving from burglar alarms, modern systems can offer additional protection for those properties that you don’t live in every day. Freeze alerts can notify you if the temperature in the house gets too low, warning you to turn on the heat before the pipes freeze and burst.

Water leak detection and an automatic water shutoff can save your property if a pipe were to burst. Not only will you get a notification that a water leak has occurred, but automatic valves will shut down the main feed into the house, minimizing further damage.