The ABUS wireless alarm system Secvest combines the advantages of mechanical and electronic protection. Mechatronic detectors such as the FTS 96 E wireless window lock confront the intruder with serious mechanical resistance while the Secvest sends an alarm at the very first sign of an attempt to break in.
Mechanical and electronic domestic security measures can be integrated perfectly in a common security concept. This means that the surveillance and control functions for break-in protection required for VdS Home certification are also covered. The Secvest also sends an alarm in the event of smoke or water damage and has a personal alarm.
The police recommends using mechanical security over an electronic system. In other words, mechanical protection should be the top priority in specific security planning measures. It is the essential requirement for effective intruder protection. With mechanical protection, additional locks secure elements such as windows, doors, French doors or cellar accesses against being forced open with screw drivers, crow bars and the like. These additional security devices ensure that intruders meet with significant mechanical resistance.
Mere burglar alarm systems on the other hand do not prevent a break-in but report it instead. With electronic equipment, intruders run a considerably higher risk of being detected. Such installations also have an additional deterrent effect.