ALARMING! Help to upgrade your home security

ALARMING! Help to upgrade your home security
No matter what the size and value of our home is we want to protect it, just as we want to protect our family, and the best way to do that is with security.

There are few things worse than coming home to find your personal space has been invaded. Your home has been broken into, ransacked and robbed, treasured irreplaceable possessions stolen or damaged. You are left with a mess to clean up and an uneasy feeling that whoever was responsible may come back. A security system can provide peace of mind while you are away or while you are at home sleeping.

There are many options for securing your home against burglary, starting with a simple store bought alarm which you could install yourself. However, the ultimate in peace of mind is to have a security system installed by a professional with 24 hour back to base surveillance. The starting point for this type of home security system is having a Security company come to your home to assess the type and amount of security detection devices needed throughout. Once installed, when an intruder enters your home the detection devices will pick up movement and activate a siren and strobe which in turn will alert a monitoring station. The monitoring station will be able to determine which sensors have been activated and you will be contacted by mobile phone and if necessary, the Police.

Further options are perimeter alarms which will detect movement outside before an intruder enters your home. These sophisticated devices will not activate with high winds and rain. The perfect solution for a peaceful night’s sleep! If you are renting your home and are concerned about security and safety you might consider a Wireless alarm which you can take with you when you move. They don’t need a phone line to operate and are easy to install. Another clever idea is the Access Control systems which allow you to control who enters your property and by which point and at what times. A great idea when you are out and have tradesmen or gardeners working at home.

Of course the ultimate in home security is a CCTV (closed circuit television) which can be set up outside, inside, or both. The perfect deterrent for any would be intruders, the cameras work 24 hours a day and can be set up for you to view on your smart phone, tablet or personal computer while you are away from home. They also provide visual evidence of your intruders by picking up faces, clothing and even vehicles and their registration plates. You can see on your screen who is at the door allowing you to ignore unwanted visitors. Great for personal security if you see an unfamiliar person at the door so you can choose whether or not to answer it. Ideal protection for children or the elderly.

Home security systems are considered by many a necessary part of our lives to protect family and property, just as with our health, property, car and life insurance. It’s well worth looking into the different security options available to find the one that best suits your needs. You might find that they are not as expensive as you thought. With the advancement in technology comes better security with battery backups that will won’t let you down when the power is out. Even your small pets are taken into account with sensors that will won’t respond to pet movement but will still be able to detect motion. Whether you are at work, out playing sport, socializing, away on holidays, no matter what you are doing when away from home, you will be assured peace of mind with home security.

For a security upgrade or new installation in your home, please contact the expert contributor.

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