Security is still a major concern in many places around the world. We cannot sit back and condemn it without taking any action; thus it is our responsibility to take necessary steps towards protecting our homes and business areas. One of the cheapest and effective security features you could use is a door chime alarm.
A door chime alarm is a device that is usually installed on a door or window to give off a sound when the door or window is opened. There are different types of chimes that are available on the market today. There are; infrared, magnetic, mechanical, and high-tech chimes. Their objective is standard even if they are managed differently. They produce an alarming or ding dong sound or melody when the door or window they are placed on is opened.
These door chimes can be used for different reasons, but their main functions include:
To inform you when a person walks in
This was common in the olden days when door chimes were used in small stores and diners to alert attendants that a person had just walked through the door and they needed to serve them. The same concept can again be translated into today’s stores which usually have only one attendant who is often preoccupied with many things. Besides, it would be nice to be welcomed to your store with a melody.
To let you know when a door that is meant to stay shut is opened
In large business environments such as hotels, airports, factories, and so on there are often many doors which to access the buildings, and they remain accessible almost all the time for emergency purposes. Nonetheless, to scrutinize the people who walk in and out of these buildings, entry and exit points are restricted to only a few of those doors. The other doors which are not used and are not manned by guards can be connected with door alarm chimes to inform the guards that they have been opened. CCTVs can be placed facing these doors directly to capture the image of the person who opens them.
To ward off unauthorized persons from restricted areas
Besides a simple chime to let you know that a door has been opened, the door alarm chime can also be networked with other security systems to keep off unauthorized persons from restricted areas. This involves the use of entry chimes above doors and connecting them to technology such as security cameras in real time, number plate recognition, facial recognition, key locks, biometric security checks, etc. to scrutinize traffic in these particular areas for respective action. These systems are excellent for use in commercial and industrial places where sensitive information or materials are stored.