Toron­to is home to more than 6 mil­lion peo­ple, with vis­i­tors com­ing and going every day. With so many in the city, it makes sense that most fam­i­lies have a home alarm sys­tem in their dwelling.

Home alarm sys­tems offer peace of mind when you’re home or away. They alert you to intrud­ers, pre­vent break-ins, and even record strange activ­i­ty around your home when you’re not there to see it for your­self.

Home alarm sys­tems have come a long way over the last decade. At Pro­tec­tion Plus, we’re proud to serve the Greater Toron­to Area, offer­ing Toron­to­ni­ans a safer, more relax­ing place to call home.

One of the great­est things we can pro­vide our cus­tomers is infor­ma­tion. Under­stand­ing home secu­ri­ty opti­mizes the way your home secu­ri­ty sys­tem works for you. Thus, here’s what you should know about own­ing a home alarm sys­tem.

Types of Home Alarm Systems

Mod­ern home alarm sys­tems come in all shapes and sizes. At Pro­tec­tion Plus, we under­stand that no two home­own­ers are exact­ly alike. This means the neces­si­ty of cus­tomiz­able secu­ri­ty setups. For our team, this includes prod­ucts and ser­vices like:


Alarm‑i is a video ver­i­fi­ca­tion sys­tem. When an alarm is trig­gered in your home, the video sys­tem turns on in order to cap­ture what­ev­er event is occur­ring. This could be the open­ing of a win­dow, door, garage, or oth­er avenues of entry.

An alarm auto­mat­i­cal­ly cap­tures a video and sends you a text or email with the footage. This lets you view video clips of poten­tial prob­lems at home from any­where you go. You can see what’s hap­pen­ing at home, and there­fore deter­mine your plan of action.

This same footage is also sent to our mon­i­tor­ing sta­tion, where an oper­a­tor views the video and con­tacts the cor­rect author­i­ties. This addi­tion­al pro­tec­tion through our mon­i­tor­ing sta­tion catch­es false alarms so they don’t cause pan­ic or alert police acci­den­tal­ly.

Smart Home Monitoring

Smart Home Mon­i­tor­ing con­nects you to your house through a con­ve­nient app. When you’re not home, whether you’re at work, or even out of the coun­try on vaca­tion, you can check in to con­trol things at the house.

Smart Home Mon­i­tor­ing lets you turn on and off your secu­ri­ty sys­tem, and pro­vide you with real-time 24/7 mon­i­tor­ing from our secu­ri­ty team and live oper­a­tors. It also guar­an­tees access to pro­tec­tion from bur­glary, flood, car­bon monox­ide, and fire through our noti­fi­ca­tion sys­tem. Noti­fi­ca­tions get sent direct­ly to your smart­phone, let­ting you know if some­thing of con­cern has occurred on your prop­er­ty.

Pair your Smart Home Mon­i­tor­ing app with the Alarm‑i to remote­ly view your front door, check on vis­i­tors, watch for deliv­er­ies, and more.

Qolsys IQ Panel 4

Qol­sys IQ Pan­el 4 offers all the secu­ri­ty gad­gets that home­own­ers need to keep tabs on their prop­er­ties. This includes:

  • 7” HD Touch­screen
  • a built-in 4K (8MP) cam­era
  • a new exclu­sive fea­ture: Dual SRF fea­tur­ing Pow­erG, the best wire­less sen­sor pro­to­col avail­able. Pow­erG has 4x the range of tra­di­tion­al wire­less, mil­i­tary grade 2‑way encryp­tion, auto­mat­ic sig­nal adjust­ment to improve bat­tery life and ensure a reli­able con­nec­tion, and inter­fer­ence cir­cum­ven­tion to ensure your sig­nals nev­er get blocked by oth­er wire­less pro­to­cols.

You choose what your home needs as you work with a mem­ber of the Pro­tec­tion Plus team to cre­ate your cus­tom-made home alarm sys­tem.

Benefits of a Home Alarm System

Mod­ern home alarm sys­tems do more than just alert you to poten­tial theft or van­dal­ism. With smart locks and smart door­bells, you can do every­thing from keep­ing tabs on vis­it­ing rel­a­tives to ensur­ing pack­ages are deliv­ered on time.

Some of the great­est advan­tages of a home alarm sys­tem are:

  • Alerts to open win­dows and doors
  • The abil­i­ty to lock win­dows and doors if you leave home and for­get
  • Video mon­i­tor­ing from work or while on vaca­tion
  • Ongo­ing sur­veil­lance from the Pro­tec­tion Plus secu­ri­ty team
  • Abil­i­ty to see who is at the door before open­ing it
  • Smoke, car­bon monox­ide, flood, and fire alerts

Home alarm sys­tems with video sur­veil­lance also pro­tect you against poten­tial lia­bil­i­ty threats. Like a dash­cam, hav­ing video evi­dence of mishaps on your prop­er­ty leaves you secure if a legal case should arise.

Remote secu­ri­ty makes your Toron­to home safer than ever before. With the abil­i­ty to check in on your cam­era sys­tem from any­where you have an inter­net con­nec­tion to 24/7 mon­i­tor­ing by our secu­ri­ty team, you expo­nen­tial­ly low­er the risk of an acci­dent or crime occur­ring on your prop­er­ty.

Home Alarm System Add-Ons

As you set up your home secu­ri­ty sys­tem, con­sid­er adding addi­tion­al fea­tures or prod­ucts, such as:

Home Security Audit

Before you begin build­ing your home secu­ri­ty sys­tem, a home secu­ri­ty audit is a must. At Pro­tec­tion Plus, we offer free, no-oblig­a­tion audits of your cur­rent secu­ri­ty sys­tem, with rec­om­men­da­tions for advance­ment and add-ons.

Our team not only under­stands secu­ri­ty, but we also know what to expect in Toron­to and how to secure even the trick­i­est of res­i­dences. Whether you live in a high-rise con­do or a two-sto­ry duplex, we’ve got you cov­ered.

Door and Window Reinforcements

Locks aren’t always enough to deter forced entry. Bro­ken doors and win­dows are com­mon in home bur­glar­ies. For­tu­nate­ly, you can rein­force your doors and win­dows with our:

  • Door guardians
  • Win­dow guardians
  • Patio door locks
  • Safe door sys­tems
  • Strike plates

Our lock­smith and door-lock team can work with doors of all shapes and sizes, rein­forc­ing not only the strike plate around your lock but the frame itself, if nec­es­sary.

Security Window Bars

In extreme cir­cum­stances, you might not feel safe with stan­dard win­dow glass on your win­dows. This is some­times the case for home­own­ers with a home busi­ness. To keep your assets secure, and your win­dows break-free, win­dow bars can be added to enhance secu­ri­ty and deter break-ins.

These are just some of the add-ons that you can opt for when you begin design­ing your secu­ri­ty sys­tem. Pro­tec­tion Plus can help you decide what oth­er ser­vices or prod­ucts would ben­e­fit your home.

Contact Protection Plus Today

Inter­est­ed in learn­ing more about Pro­tec­tion Plus and our home alarm sys­tem options? We want to hear from you. Our expe­ri­enced team is famil­iar with each of our prod­ucts and hap­py to walk you through the most ben­e­fi­cial sys­tem for your home type and lifestyle. To chat with our team today, call 1–844-365‑7587 or con­tact us online.

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Allan Baum
Allan Baum founded Protection Plus with his wife Neseh in 1994. He has worked in the security industry since 1991. His educational background includes an MBA from York University ( when it was still York) and a B.A. from McGill. Allan and Neseh have three wonderful children who are now considered adults and an equally wonderful dog named Waub.