Locks and bolts are no longer enough to protect your home and property against intruders. Modern crooks are now bolder and smarter with their thieving ways. But there is no need to panic as there are also modern and sophisticated tools that can effectively protect your home and family. Today’s home security systems can range from DIY types to professional models that you can manage yourself, or get the services of a reputable home security company to do the job for you. Here is a look at modern devices that can help you feel safe and secure in your home.
Alarm systems for home intruders are some of the classic devices for home security systems. These are basically sensors that trigger an alarm in the event of a breach in the windows, doors, or glass break. Sirens can go off to drive away suspects or to alert your neighbors that something is amiss. Some of the newer models do not make noise or issue a silent alarm by notifying owners, security companies, or the authorities through mobile devices. Aside from intruder alert, homeowners can also place panic and medical alert devices for those who have loved ones with special needs.
Installing a surveillance system adds an extra layer of protection for your home. These devices allow you to monitor indoor and outdoor activity in your home on a 24/7 basis. Closed Circuit TV camera (CCTV) can be placed in strategic areas around the house so you can keep an eye on your property or family members with special needs and household workers. The latest surveillance systems are equipped with cameras that can pan, tilt, and zoom, motion sensors, DVR with 80GB-250GB storage, touch screen sensors, home automation alarm features, snapshot camera capabilities, live footage to mobile devices, and wireless technology feature.
Home security systems can be designed according to your needs and budget. You can find DIY models to save on installation costs of have everything done by home security companies. The services of home security companies are covered by fees and contracts that can be as short as 1 to 2 years or up to 3-5 years. If you move around frequently then you may want to consider relocation options offered by the security company.
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