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Your Guide to Home Security

Aug 19, 2007
Home security is simply peace of mind. Whether or not you have ever been a victim of burglary, you may want to consider a home security system that can protect you and your family. There is nothing worse then coming home to find that your belongings have been taken and your house has been picked through by complete strangers. Home security options are better than ever and it will give you the reassurance that nothing will happen to your home or the contents in it.

There are two types of security systems; indoor and outdoor alarm systems. Traditional indoor security systems are the type that you see next to your doors and windows. They are installed to monitor any opening of the doors and windows, as well as movement through the house. With the help of motion sensors, the security system will alert either you or a main security system if it feels that someone is breaking into your home. To use an indoor system you must secure the doors and windows and then enter your code into the panel located near your front door. When you set the alarm the motion sensors turn on and start their constant surveillance of the areas in which you set up.

Home security systems that are positioned outside monitor your grounds and yard area. They often come programmed with flood lights so if there is movement in the patrolled areas the flood light will turn on to help you avoid intruders. The modern outdoor security systems can gauge weight and height of the intruder so that your flood lights or alarm will not be set off by a squirrel running up a tree. Included in some outdoor security systems are driveway alarms so that it can monitor your car as well.

Recently the technology that many people are starting to employ with their security system is video surveillance. This offers you the added security of closed circuit television and wireless video surveillance. They are more expensive but much more sophisticated then traditional security systems. There are several transmitters and one receiver that are connected to your television or VCR. You can then turn on your TV while you are home or once you get back to your home to see if any suspicious activity took place. If you choose video surveillance then you should have a hard wired system, rather than a wireless system which can be less reliable.

Home security systems are popular for a reason. They really can help to protect your home and family against unwanted burglars. However, do not forget the most vital asset to a security system - common sense! If you don't turn the system on then it cannot protect you.
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