Home security is one of the most important things that home owners need to think about. You want to make sure that your home is secure as well as making sure that you and your family feel safe inside. That’s why we’re taking a look at the different types of home security systems out there.
Probably the cheapest way of securing your home is through a wired alarm system, meaning that you don’t have to break the bank in the process. These tend to have sensors or motion detectors which are put around your home with the wires discreetly out of site. However, be warned, although the cost of the alarm is cheaper, you may have to pay for a professional to fit your alarm, as they can be troublesome to install. Weigh up your options and try to get a quote to work out what will be cheaper for you.
If you have a larger budget and are looking for a solution that’s quick and very efficient, then a wireless alarm is for you. Just like the wired alarm system, the sensors detect any disturbance, however they use radio signals to notify the alarm to sound.
There’s no need to worry about installation as it’s really straightforward to do, and the bonus is that if you move house, you can easily take your security system with you.
The next step is to figure out what it is that you need your alarm to do. The most popular option is the bell only option. If there is any disturbance, the alarm will sound which should alert you, as well as your surrounding neighbours, if anyone tries to break in. Simple and effective! It works best if you live in a populated area, however, if you live in a house that’s more isolated, then this alone might not be good enough.
If you’re really worried about the prospect of your home being broken into, then it’s possible to install a system which, as well as an alarm going off, uses technology to alert either the homeowner or the authorities that there is an issue. Although it does cost extra cash, this is really useful if you live somewhere without any neighbours, or even if you just need that extra piece of mind whilst you’re going on your holidays. When the alarm sounds, it triggers a notification at a response centre which will then try to ring your home. It will ask the receiver for a password, which if incorrect, will then lead to the homeowner and police being contacted. If no one answers at all, then again, they will be notified. Pretty clever right? It’s worth knowing that both wireless and wired alarms are able to do this.
A further idea is to install a system which is controlled through a speaking device. It’s cheaper than the previous option, and again, it can work with both a wired or a wireless alarm, all you need is a phone line. You give the system access to any phone numbers which it will store and keep. If something is wrong, then the alarm sounds and it will ring those stored numbers. If no one picks up, then it will leave a voicemail.
Make sure that you pick a system which best puts your mind at ease. After all, it’s your home, and it’s worth protecting.