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As a homeowner, you're certainly aware of the potential dangers to your home and how important it is to install a home security system. There are many products and services available that will help you secure your house and protect your family from various burglars and vandals. Each security systems differs from company to company, but they're generally the same in that they work to make your home as secure as possible.
The starting point when researching security products is an alarm system with the main purpose of sounding an alarm if anyone tries to unlawfully enter a protected property. The simplest type of alarm system usually requires entering a security code within a specified period of time to deactivate the alarm. If the security code isn't entered correctly or not entered at all, the alarm system assume a theft is being attempted and goes off.
More advanced alarm systems include such features as motion detection, which triggers the alarm if there's any movement anywhere in the house when the alarm is turned on. You have many choices of security companies that offer alarm monitoring services. A burglary attempt will set off an alarm that signals the security company, who then notify the police department. This type of alarm monitoring service will give you more protection since police unit is quickly dispatched to investigate the situation.
Other security products include sensor lights that light up if there's movement outside of your house. This is more of a security prevention type of device but is a very useful one since it protects your home but can also protect your car and outdoor equipment. Another security product you might want to add to your house is a safe where you keep your most expensive belongings that need to be at home. A safe will minimizes the chance that anything will be stolen because they're usually too cumbersome for a burglar to carry away or break into.
One of the most important types of protection is video and audio home security equipment. There are many different types of video cameras you can install both outside and inside of your home. These cameras can be wired or wireless. The advantage of a wireless camera is they don't have to be connected to the receiving device. Outside cameras are usually weatherproof and the video (and audio) stream is recorded and displayed on security monitors. The recording is done by either a VCR or digital recorder or you can use a personal computer to store recordings. Video cameras are usually equipped with motion detectors that will start to record only when a movement is detected.
You'll also be able to choose from many different types of locks since installing good locks will definitely make your home more secure. There are many different types of locks including electronic locks. Your doors should have at a minimum at least a high quality regular lock and if you want additional protection, you may decide to use an electronic lock. Keys should be kept in a secure location and if you happen to lose a key, there's no reason to take a risk. Reinstall your lock immediately to make sure, in case the key was stolen, it cann't be used to open your door.
Another security product might consider installing is a fire alarm in your house. Monitoring services usually include monitoring for possible fire threats and medical emergency. There are also software packages available that allow you to connect your security systems to your personal computer and combine them into one easily manageable computerized system. Home automation software and hardware is also available that allow you to control your home accessories by turning them on and off when you're away from home.
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