In the US, over 2 million burglaries occur every year with 75% of those being residential, according to the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Besides, FBI reports that burglaries occur every 13 seconds. Further, New York Times reveals that the average loss in a home with a security system is lower compared to a home without.
That explains why the home security industry has grown rapidly as residents seek to prevent intrusion into their homes. Brinks offers homes security systems to help people keep their homes and families secure.
How the Brinks Home Security System Functions
Brinks Home Security Systems feature several settings. Any attempts by an intruder to break into your house, the alarm sounds and the emergency personnel will be alert for emergency response.
If instead, you get into your home with the alarm enabled, you have 40 seconds to enter the master code before the alarms start to sound. And if the alarm has already begun to beep, press CANCEL within 20 seconds after entering the master code.
Alternatively, you can wait for a call from Brinks if the alarm has already sounded and a Brinks’ operator will help you cancel the alarm.
A Guide to Disabling the Brinks Security System
- You’ve already canceled your account with Brinks
- The system has a malfunction.
- It keeps beeping for no apparent reason (on and off)
Whatever your reason is, we present you with a guide to disabling your brinks security system safely and efficiently;
- Shut off the System: For this, enter the master code. Some issues may render the keypad unresponsive to the usual arm/disarm and other commands.
- Locate the Main Panel: Usually, the panel is positioned in a closet or a utility area. In the metal box are the control circuitry, and a backup battery. It may be connected to the keypad and other components of the system either using cables or wirelessly.
- Remove the AC Power: You can remove the AC power by unplugging the low-voltage transformer usually plugged into the wall and close to the main control unit.
- Open the Metal Box: Proceed to open the enclosure using a designated key. If yours is an all-in-one unit, be sure to separate the front face from its base. A screwdriver will help get them released.
- Disconnect the Battery: The last step is to locate and disconnect the battery. The standard security systems have a unit resembling brick resting at the base of the enclosure. And if it’s an all-in-one panel, unplug the battery from where it connects to the main circuit board.
Your system should now be powered down completely and silent. It’s time to relax and think of the next step.
Monitored Home Security vs. Non-Monitored Security Technology
Some people install a security system only to fail to have it monitored. This means that whenever the alarm goes off, there’ll be zero or no quick response.
At Protect America, we recommend monitored Home Security System. With it, the moment the alarm goes off, the security system will relay a signal to our monitoring system. In turn, the monitoring system alerts you and the authorities. And the best part? Our professionals monitor your home 24/7.
Monitored security system serves as an extra layer of a deterrent to criminals The sight of the Protect America sign anywhere on the property is enough to scare away people with malicious intentions because they already know the property is under 24/7 surveillance. If your home is unprotected, you can be sure thieves will make it the playing field.
Home security companies usually send over professionals to install the equipment. At Protect America, we send you the system and guide you through the installation process over the phone. We have experts who understand the best practices of placing the surveillance for devices such as cameras, motion detectors, door/window sensors and many more. Compared to non-monitored security, a monitored security system will be more functional and highly effective.
Invest In a Monitored Security System and Keep Your Home and Family Protected
Established in 1992, Protect America takes pride in being the 14th largest national residential home security company in the US. Our commitment to protecting families and homes with our monitored home security systems is unparalleled. We’re a direct-consumer company, ship the equipment and guide you through DIY installation via the phone. Get a free quote from Protect America.