Summer months provide the best weather for outdoor fun. It also brings weather that can be unpredictable and sometime volatile. Whether it’s a summer hailstorm, a massive heat wave, thunderstorms or tornadoes, it is best to be prepared and protected against the electrical ramifications of these natural occurrences. Delco Alarm understands that it is imperative not to loose sight of protecting your home against incidents such as power-driven fires, surges and other detrimental electricity and heat wave related consequences. Allowing a company to install your alarm system that has the knowledge and foresight to prevent future problems, such as Delco Alarm is a benefit to its consumers.
There is a million to one chance that any given spot will be hit by lightning at any given time. The only thing that is certain is that no one can predict when or where an event such as this will occur. There are a few tips and advances in modern technology that are available, which protect against lightning strikes and surges during the summer months.
It is important to seek out an alarm connection company that understands solid grounding strategies in making the decision to purchase and install an alarm system. In typical theory, grounding electrical equipment attracts electricity. Installers who are not educated as well as experienced in alarm installation’s best practices understand these facts as the end-all-be-all in reasoning. However, when you take into account the need to protect an investment and maintain the functionality of the alarm system safety, Delco’s installers know to implement a grounding strategy specifically for the purpose of attracting and redirecting electricity or unwarranted power surges. Proper grounding attracts lightning away from the home and the core components of your security system. In other words, your home and your valuables will be safe.
Just as proper grounding strategies are important, surge-protecting equipment is also necessary. Working with the redirection of electricity, surge protectors work to control the amount of electricity that enters into electrical wiring connected to your home. The first rule of thumb when it comes to surge protectors is to remember that nothing is 100% effective against a lightning strike. Keeping this in mind will assist you in being proactive. In areas more prone to electrical strikes, a whole-house lightning arrestor may be necessary. When possible, unplug your computers and other sensitive gadgets if a thunderstorm is active in your area. Surge suppressors use components known as ‘metallic oxide varistors’, or MOVs to divert excess voltage to the circuit’s ground wire. This allows normal voltage to pass through and protects your alarm system. But even still, with all of the proper precautions taken, if you have not installed a residential fire alarm, you’re home and belongings are still at risk.
Delco Alarm’s team of professionals is experienced in proper installation techniques, and in particular, takes great pride in ensuring that the longevity of your alarm system is always maintained.
If you have any questions about residential or commercial alarm systems, don’t hesitate to call Delco Alarm at 610-459-0800.Delco Alarm is based out of Aston, PA and provides service to the tri-state area including West Chester, Aston, Media, Chadds Ford, Chester, Kennett Square, Newtown Square, Glen Mills, Malvern, Exton, Downingtown, Philadelphia, Wilmington, DE and New Jersey.