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Facts on Home Security Systems

By: David Johnson

One thing is for sure and that is that the crime rate isn't going to drop and in fact it is projected to only get worse. One type of crime that has truly been on the increase is property crimes and one new type of property crime to make its debut is the home invasion robbery. Prisons are overcrowded and police departments are overwhelmed, so in more and more communities it is up to each and every home owner to take measures to protect their home, family and property.

Fortunately something that has also been increasing steadily along with the crime rate is the level of technology in home security systems. What started out as a simple system of window and door trip triggers that were connected to an alarm has grown into elaborate security systems that can cover your whole home in an invisible blanket of security that is monitored twenty-four hours a day.

In fact home security has moved out of the home and into the yard with a thirty-five foot perimeter of protection that is monitored by state of the art ultra-sensitive heat and motion detectors that will trigger the system if anyone enters the protection zone. While home security systems still rely heavily on window and door trip mechanisms, that prevent anyone from entering with out setting off the alarm, they also make heavy use of the newer technology that is available in the way of infrared and motion detectors.

Also, new wireless technology makes all of the devices that are incorporated in a modern alarm system far more tamper proof then they have ever been before. This is because with a wireless system there are no wires that can be cut and the batteries that power the individual devices last up to three years and will signal the key-pad when they need replacing.

Alarm systems also now come with a back-up power source in the way of batteries that can power the security system for weeks if need be, due to the power being shut off. One thing that a home security system is designed to do is to give the homeowner peace of mind and to help with this one of the added features of an alarm system is that the owner can actually call the control panel any time to check up on the system and the home.

There are other features that are available with a modern, state of the art home security system as well and that includes such things as fire detection sensors that can detect unusually hot temperatures in a home and call the fire department and wake up the owners simultaneously. For homes in colder climates there is the option of freezing warning sensors, that will tell the system to notify the monitoring station if your home has dangerously low temperatures that can cause pipes to burst. Also, you have the added option of having carbon monoxide sensors in your system as well, that will sound the alarm if this poisonous gas is leaking into your home from your gas heater or from any other source.

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