Home Security - Did You Know This?

By: thenns
Home security options may surprise you if you thought there was nothing new in it. Present day home security has out grown good old James Bond and can certainly give you a good night's sleep.

Every homeowner needs to be actively aware of their home security concerns. With home invasions and break-ins on the rise, it is time to take some steps towards protecting your family and your valuable belongings. It would surprise most people to realize how simple it is for a burglar to break into their home.

How Can You Secure Your Home by Modern Gadgets
A security agency can guide you with practical tips. What suits your neighbors' home need not suit yours. A close consideration of the options helps you choose the appropriate system. All options provide hidden cameras, alarms/buzzers, movement detectors and contact switches.

At the base, hardwired home security provides cameras, vibration & water sensors, CCTV, door chimes and magnetic switches. But note that, since it is hard to retrofit this system by drawing wire cutting and drilling holes in walls, it is advised during construction itself. The clear advantage of hardwired system is its simplicity of operation by single control panel and battery source. If cost matters, there is none to beat this.

Wireless system suits best if your home was already constructed. Evolution has helped slash the full system cost to somewhere around $300. In addition, wireless security system doubles up as abusive-nanny-watcher and guards your baby. The biggest advantage here is the choice of transmitting cameras and connectivity to your office PC, base monitor, via cell phone etc. The wide range of cameras is truly mind boggling, they just fit into any ambience; hide into vase, smoke detector, VCD player, just anywhere in total concealment.

Consider Before Buying
The cost of mistake could be dearly if you don't plan formidably beforehand.
1.Plan the areas and the type of cameras to install. Some cameras give close-up shots while others are built for long shots, like the front door camera which show faces closely.
2.Decide on the type of burglar alarms which fit into door and window slots. There are magnetic and electronic types available and the former is simple with least maintenance problems but needs wiring in addition to being prone to be detected rather easily.
3.Threat of tampering is a definite probability with transmitting video cameras. Anyone with cheap receivers with a radius of 1-1.5 miles can monitor your home. In such cases, you may want to consider the simple recording types.

Finally, home security is not just about gadgets. Buying home at decent areas, having good neighborhood and growing a hound all matter most.
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