Did you know that burglary takes place every 15.4 seconds?
Investing in a home security system is one of the best steps you can take to protect your family and home. It may seem confusing when trying to decide what to do next, but fortunately it is not too difficult;t AND there are so many security systems from which to choose.
Basic Home Security System Types
There are two basic types of home security systems
Indoor systems monitor the opening of doors and windows and can also use motion sensors to detect movement inside your home. With the indoor system, you have a control panel where you must enter a special code to activate/deactivate your alarm as needed.
Outdoor security systems monitor the grounds around your house. Generally these systems are programmed to turn on flood lights when it detects movement on your grounds. The latest models have the ability to determine the size and weight of whatever is moving before setting off the alarm.
Why? To reduce the number of false alarms! Your neighbor’s pets and wildlife will no longer ruin your sleep every night.
Power Supply Options
Do you want electric or battery-powered alarm system?
Battery-powered alarm systems are more reliable in the case of a power outage, but you will have to check the battery supply on a regular basis to make sure your system is sufficiently powered.
Electric-powered systems are susceptible to power outages, but they are powered as long as the power is on, so there is a little bit less of a maintenance issue with these systems.
State-of-the art Security Systems
If you have the budget to afford it, go for a sophisticated state-of-the-art security systems. You can opt for the added security of CCTV and wireless video surveillance. These usually consist of numerous transmitters and one receiver that are connected to your TV or VCR. For added peace of mind, you can choose a security system to include a built-in smoke detector/fire protection.
Home security systems are not the be-all end-all. As homeowners we need to do our part in making our homes as secure as possible. Here are some of the ways to do this:
- Sturdy Doors
- Secured Windows
- Window grills
- Exterior lighting
By doing your part as a homeowner and installing a reliable home security system, you can make your home secure and safe for you and your family.