What are the parts of a security system?
The parts of a security system can change, depending on your needs and your premise. Most systems include a control panel, door or window sensors, motion sensors and a keypad. The control panel is the "heart" of your security system. This is where the information from the sensors is analyzed and relayed to the Monitoring Station via the telephone lines or cellular back-up. The keypad provides you with access to your system. Door and window sensors have a magnetic seal that detects the movement of a door or window. Motion sensors use infrared technology to detect body heat or movement. For a more complete description of these products plus additional components, check out our Products and Services page.