Home Security System

Protect your home from burglars by installing a home security system. Here’s what you need to know.

Home Security System

A study has shown that burglars take a hit on homes without security three times more than homes with an alarm system. While it is important to protect your home, it is even more important that you install a fool- proof security system to make it worth the investment.

Which home security system?

A security system is simply a method of securing something using components and devices that are networked together. The purpose of a security system for your home is to secure all entry points such as doors and windows, the interior space of your home, and the location of valuable items such as jewelries, art collections, cash, etc.

A good security system will protect the entire perimeter of your home, alert both the homeowner and the intruder that a burglar has been detected, bring help, limit damage and is easy to use.

What are included in a home security system?

  • A control panel, the primary controller of the system
  • Door and window sensors and magnetic contacts
  • Interior and exterior motion sensors
  • Wired or wireless security cameras and CCTV
  • A high-decibel siren or alarm
  • A yard sign and window stickers
  • Panic buttons
  • Keypad
  • Glass break detectors
  • Stress sensors

Take note that you may not need all of the components listed above. Consult your installer  to make sure you are buying and installing security items that will be useful for you.

How does it work?

The concept of a home security system is to secure the entry points of a house using sensors that communicate with a control panel or command center located inside the home. During an intrusion, the system will perform tasks to communicate the breach. These tasks will depend on the type of home security system you have.

You can have your security system monitored by an alarm company. When a breach happens, they are alerted by the system. If the system is set up for 2-way voice communication, an expert from the alarm company may try to communicate with the homeowner using the control panel or call the emergency contact number that you listed on your account. During an emergency, the monitoring company will also notify the emergency response team in your area such as the police, paramedics or firefighters. They will try to stay in contact with you until the emergency team arrives in your home. You can also opt to be sent a text message or email when a security breach happens.

You can also choose not to include professional monitoring services for your home security system. There are many DIY security systems available in the market. In the event of a security breach, the alarm will sound and the homeowner will have to initiate contacting the police or other emergency response team. Some systems also allow notifications through text or email when a breach happens. This will depend on your provider and the type of system installed in your home.

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