Home security has come a long way from the days when hard-wired alarm systems were the only option for single family-family homes or, in the case of apartment complexes, a security guard or two to patrol the grounds.
Today, wireless or cellular all-in-one systems allow you to check on your home from afar, and voice command capabilities let you tell a virtual assistant to shut the garage door while you cook dinner. As for apartment buildings, roving robots and sophisticated camera systems have improved security and also given residents more control by shifting video intercom access to cellphones.
Security is the most important aspect of life, most so in the case of home security. In the days of ever-increasing crime and theft, it is all the more imperative for us to have a safe and strong home security system.
Many a careless family would tell their horrifying experience of house breaks and thefts that had happened to them out of sheer negligence and lack of proper security systems.
Let’s take a look at some basic items to see if we’re vulnerable so we can have peace of mind
Home security systems of varied nature and methods are plenty. A simple warning signal by means of a security tag from reputed security agency itself acts a deterrent for the robbers. However, it is wise to choose an effective and economic system to make the security at home really effective. A good monitoring system to work in your absence and that would react when triggered enabling someone to see, or a system that produces an alarm, that can be directed to the police or emergency service, is a choice.
Use of a variety of locks is another option to protect the house in one’s absence. Protecting the family and the belongings from the vulnerability of thefts and house break-in’s is no small task. One has to be quite relaxed when one is away from one’s house and has to ensure the possessions are quite safe even in their absence.
Wireless home security systems, the modern effective way of protecting the home and the family, though a new concept is really effective. One has to know the basics of wireless home security system before choosing the same.
The first aspect to be considered in a wireless security system is to determine the number of doors and windows that could be brought under the system. The placing of the control panel and keypads is an individual choice, while some prefer it near the front door, others find it convenient to be on the side of the bedroom.
Doors and windows need to be near to the sensors to enable them to communicate with the sensors. Various choices are available in monitoring systems, one option is to hire a company for a nominal fee. If on the other hand one choose to spend less, a basic system with a dealer connected to the telephone, that can dial the chosen numbers would be sufficient.
Installation of the wireless security system is quite easy and once the control panels and sensors are properly placed at desired points, the system is operational and you stand protected. Alternatively one can also get the system installed by a contractor or a company specialized in the service at a nominal cost. Also, it’s important to use a system that can be remotely activated and monitored.
Motion detectors is normally a good option, unless of course the pets in the home roam around, during night or when the system is enabled making unwanted alarm or warning signals.
One could entrust the home security system to a reputable and trust worthy security agency. The wireless home security system chosen should monitor every zone in the house. Further the system should be user-friendly and effective during and emergency. Today there are other options on the market. For example, Drones are now or will be available in the near future for home protection and surveillance.
A few tips
- Install adequate lighting outside every entry way. Use motion sensor activated lights. These can be set to cover a wide area. Make sure there are no places someone can conceal themselves in the shadows.
- If you have a privacy fence make sure it’s not giving a thief an opportunity to work on your home unseen by neighbors.
- Install deadbolt locks on every door leading to the outside. Use the locks that have a key to operate.
- Keep all windows locked at all times. These include upstairs and downstairs. One of the best ways to secure your windows is with glazing. Glazing protects windows against breakage.
By taking these simple steps you can decrease your choices of being the victim of a crime while providing your family with a greater sense of security.
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