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Which alarm systems are pet safe?

As pet owners, we understand the importance of ensuring the safety and well-being of our beloved furry companions. That's why at Midland Alarm Services, we're committed to providing alarm systems  that not only protect your home but also keep your pets safe and comfortable. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore the various types of pet-friendly alarms and how they can offer peace of mind for you and your four-legged friends.



Pet-Friendly Alarm Systems: What You Need to Know


When it comes to choosing an alarm system that is compatible with pets, there are several factors to consider. Here are some key features to look for:


●      Pet Immune Motion Sensors: Traditional motion sensors can be triggered by the movement of pets, leading to false alarms. Pet immune motion sensors are specifically designed to ignore the movement of small animals, such as cats and dogs, while still detecting human intruders. This ensures that your alarm system remains effective without causing unnecessary disturbances for your pets.


●      Adjustable Sensitivity Settings: Opt for alarm systems that allow you to adjust the sensitivity of motion sensors to accommodate the size and behaviour of your pets. This flexibility ensures that your alarm system can accurately distinguish between pet activity and potential threats, reducing the likelihood of false alarms.


●      Dual Technology Sensors: Dual technology sensors combine multiple detection methods, such as infrared and microwave sensors, to provide more accurate and reliable detection. These sensors are less likely to be triggered by pets, making them an ideal choice for homes with furry companions.


What are pet-friendly detectors?


Pet-friendly detectors, like the pet-lens PIR motion detector by HKC that we use for our customers, are specifically designed to ignore the movement of small animals, such as cats and dogs, while still detecting human intruders. These detectors typically use advanced technology, such as dual sensors or adjustable sensitivity settings, to differentiate between pet activity and potential threats. This helps to prevent false alarms caused by the movement of pets while ensuring that your alarm system remains effective in detecting intruders.



How do I know if my alarm is pet-friendly?

You can determine if your alarm system is pet-friendly by checking the specifications of the

motion sensors installed in your home. Look for features such as pet immunity, adjustable sensitivity settings, or dual technology sensors, which indicate that the system is designed to accommodate pets. Additionally, you can consult with a security professional or the manufacturer of your alarm system to confirm if it is suitable for use in homes with pets.


Can you have an alarm with pets?

Yes, you can have an alarm system installed in your home even if you have pets. In fact, many modern alarm systems are specifically designed to be pet-friendly, with features such as pet-immune motion sensors to prevent false alarms. By choosing the right alarm system and ensuring that it is properly configured to accommodate your pets, you can enjoy the peace of mind of knowing that your home is protected without causing unnecessary disturbances for your furry companions.



Consider Remote Monitored Alarms: Remote monitored alarm systems offer added peace of mind by allowing you to monitor your home's security status from anywhere, at any time. With real-time alerts and notifications, you can stay informed about any potential security breaches, ensuring prompt action if needed. These systems are also beneficial to pet owners as you can create several different settings which turn on or off different ‘zones’ in your home from an app. Meaning you can adjust your home security needs depending on whether your beloved pets are at home or out with you.


What home security setup to we recommend for pet owners?


As we said, there is no one size fits all when it comes to home security. However, if you’re a pet owner who wants to maximise their home security without compromising on the comfort of your furry friends, here are some of the things we’d recommend:


●      Pet-Lens PIR by HKC: We supply and fit a vast range of products by manufacturer HKC as they’re the best on the market. These motion detectors give pet owers the flexibility of being able to adjust the sensitivity of the sensor without compromising security. When our professional installers come to fit your system, they can work with you to tailor the sensitivity to your home’s needs.

●      Perimeter Protection: By fitting perimeter protection shock sensors to your vulnerable entry points (ie windows and doors), you can set your alarm system while in or out of the house with the peace of mind that the perimeter of your home is protected should an intruder try to gain entry. At the same time, you or your animals can roam freely around the house.

●      Remote Monitoring via our SecureComm app: The features and benefits of our remote monitoring home security app are plenty. However, one of the handiest features for pet owners is the ability to change the settings of your alarm system from your phone, wherever you are! Turn certain zones/ rooms on or off and set/ unset your system from wherever you are.



Choosing the Right Alarm System for Your Pets


At Midland Alarm Services, we understand that every home, family set up and pet is unique. That's why we offer a range of pet-friendly alarm systems tailored to meet your specific needs. Whether you're looking for a basic alarm installation or a comprehensive remote monitored alarm system with perimeter protection, we've got you covered.


Our team of experts will work closely with you to assess your home's security requirements and recommend the best alarm system for your furry friends. With our pet-friendly solutions, you can enjoy the peace of mind knowing that your home is protected, and your pets are safe and secure. For expert advice and reliable security solutions, contact us today.

Phone: 02476 403 527

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