A surprising number of people believe that a dog is enough security for your home. Others think that if you have pets roaming in your home that you would not be able to have a burglar alarm set. Both these statements are untrue. Pet friendly alarm sensors are the answer.
Having a dog should not be considered an alternative to a house alarm. You may think your loyal pet will deter burglars, but even the most intimidating dogs have been shown to shy away for strangers. Although rare, there have even been some cases of pets being taken by the burglars.
Having a dog specifically for security purposes could work out costing you much more in food and vets bills. Insurance companies can also offer you a discount on your home insurance for having an approved alarm system fitted. This discount will not apply if your alarm system is your dog. In fact, having a guard dog as your primary security could actually increase your home insurance costs as it is introducing a liability risk that would not exist with a burglar alarm.
Most importantly, if your dog is away with you, your home is then left completely unprotected.
Making pet friendly changes to your home alarm system is a way of reliably protecting your home AND your pet.
Fit pet immune sensors within the areas of your house that your pets roam. This will allow you to set your alarm properly when you are out or asleep, and your pets will not set it off. These pet friendly alarms sensors are programmed not to react to movement or heat which comes from something of the size of your animal. However, if a human were to walk through the room it would activate.
You can find even more information on pet friendly intruder alarms on this related blog.