The best alarm system for an apartment
Wireless and controllable via GSM
With an apartment you may not immediately think of the need for burglary protection, but unfortunately apartments are also often burgled, and it doesn’t really matter whether you live on the ground floor or on 12 high.
To drastically reduce the risk of burglary, there are many different alarm systems for sale, both wired and wireless. Of course, wireless is the easiest to install and this is also everyone’s preference. However, many wireless alarm systems are based on Wi-Fi, which we do not want because of its poor range.
Fortunately, the manufacturer of the AJAX alarm system has developed a modern proprietary wireless signal called Jeweller, which makes all the negative characteristics of Wi-Fi a thing of the past. This immediately makes the AJAX security system the best fully wireless alarm system you can buy in the year 2020. You can easily install the system yourself via your own smartphone, as well as full control of the system.
What can the AJAX system do for your apartment?
AJAX is an intelligent intrusion security system that warns you immediately in case of unwanted visits. Not only does this happen with a notification on your smartphone, but AJAX can also immediately show you several photos of the cause of the notification. All this within 7 to 9 seconds after the detected motion registration. In this way you are immediately informed who is in your apartment and you can take appropriate action. Of course, in addition to the smartphone, the registration of a burglary can also be accompanied by one or a few loud sirens to scare off the burglar and let him know that he has been spotted.
The AJAX product responsible for motion detection with camera images is the MotionCAM. This product is a motion detector that monitors rooms up to 12 meters away for the presence of people. The detector, like all AJAX detectors, runs on batteries with a lifespan of about 4 to 5 years. After this you simply replace the battery yourself. Mounting the detector is easy thanks to the supplied plugs and screws, and you do not have to worry about the range, this is from the Hub (the name for the central unit of the system) up to 2,000 meters. So you can mount the AJAX MotionCAM really easy anywhere.
Every alarm system needs a central unit, which ensures that everything works together. The switchboard is called AJAX Hub, and is available in different versions. The differences between the available versions can be found on the page where we explain how the system works.
The AJAX Hub is the only component within the alarm system that is wired to power, and preferably connected to your Internet router.
Where does a complete security system for your apartment consist of
Each AJAX system always consists of one Hub, and one or more detectors for intrusion detection, or detection of smoke or water. The complete range of available detectors can be found in the category AJAX products.
In addition to detectors, you can choose sirens, remote controls, and possibly keypads for operating the system. Of course you can also use your own smartphone to operate the system at all times.
When securing an apartment, the motion detector for inside and the door contact are the most commonly chosen products. With the motion detector, you can choose the normal version without a built-in camera, or a version with a camera called MotionCAM.
By using the MotionCAM, the wired installation of separate security cameras is no longer necessary. With MotionCAM you can take photos in any location you want, without wires.
We have created a starter package which is chosen most often to secure an apartment. This package consists of the following products and is available in black and white:
In the configuration above, this package is equipped with 4 ordinary motion detectors without a camera. If you want to equip the detectors with a camera, you can replace these detectors for the MotionCAM. Because you need a Hub 2 to use the MotionCAM, the composition is as follows:
Of course it is also possible to equip a part of the motion detectors with a camera, for example 2 with and 2 without. Please note that as soon as one MotionCAM is chosen, you will always need a Hub 2, because it is the only one that supports the wireless “wings” protocol to enable the wireless transfer of photos over a large distance.
Extra attention in case of a burglary in your apartment
One AJAX HomeSiren is included in the above starter kits for apartment. This indoor siren gives a volume of 105 decibels. Would you like to receive more attention during an alarm / burglary report then that is possible!
With AJAX StreetSiren, which can be mounted both indoors and outdoors, you can increase the sound volume during an alarm report from 105 decibels to no less than 113 decibels. Note that an increase of 3 decibels means a doubling of the sound. The unit decibel increases exponentially. An increase of 8 decibels means that it sounds more than 6 times louder!
You can adjust the volume of both the HomeSiren and StreetSiren in the AJAX application. You could also lower the volume of the StreetSiren to the standard maximum volume level of the HomeSiren, and only choose the maximum volume in certain situations.
The advantage of just, or an extra StreetSiren is that you can, for example, mount it in the hallway of your apartment outside above the front door, so that everyone can see that a siren could go off if they opened your door. The StreetSiren also has a bright red LED ring in the housing which is clearly visible during an alarm.
And should anyone get the idea to move / touch the siren, regardless of whether the system is on alarm or off, the siren will sound. In the StreetSiren there is a built-in vibration / movement sensor that makes the siren sound as soon as someone with bad intentions wants to do something with the siren.
2,000 meters range, ample for apartment alarm system
The detectors all have a large wireless range, which they owe to the Jeweller signal. This wireless protocol is unique to AJAX products and was developed by AJAX itself. Jeweller is economical in power consumption, which is good for the battery, consumes little data, and is protected against external intrusion. You can read all the information about this wireless signal with us.
Note: The 2,000 meters is the range between the central AJAX Hub and the wirelessly connected detectors. The range in which you receive free intrusion reports on your mobile phone is of course infinite, provided that your smartphone is equipped with internet and the mobile network signal is sufficient.
Create your own alarm system for your apartment
You can put together your own system as described on our information pages.
In short, it comes down to choosing one Hub, (without MotionCAM, Hub 1 will suffice) and then choosing the desired detectors in the right numbers.
For added security, don’t forget to include an AJAX FireProtect smoke detector. These smoke detectors are extremely reliable and are the best smoke detectors currently available worldwide. Not only do they check for the presence of smoke, they also detect rapid temperature rises that would not occur under normal circumstances. They are not cheap, but they can save lives! (And they are also available with CO detection / carbon monoxide: AJAX FireProtect Plus)
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If you want a different composition
We have described above what is the most sold composition for securing an apartment. However, if you want more or less detectors, or if you want to expand with, for example, extra smoke detectors, you either choose one of the above packages and expand it, or you simply select all the desired products yourself.
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