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Oct 19, 2007
With an increased emphasis on home security, devices have been designed to help prevent break-ins and protect lives and property by keeping the bad guys out. When home alarms first hit the market, home security devices were limited to door and window contacts and under the carpet pads but since then many innovations have been added to the homeowners' arsenal for home protection. For many people, it is not so much that some of their possessions will be stolen as it is the potential violation of their personal property and space. Physical protection is the main driver behind a family's use of home security devices to deny a burglar entry into their home. Infrared motion detectors and glass breakage detectors can all be connected to a home alarm system to sound an alarm if illegal entry is attempted.

Automatic dialer systems are another of home security devices being used to notify the proper authorities in the event of a break-in or other emergency. Most can be activated either by the home security devices connected to the alarm's loop or by pressing an emergency activation switch on a remote or on the alarm panel. Most of the dialers place a call to an emergency call center that in turn contacts the police, fire or ambulance depending on the types of alarm being sounded.

One of the most common and most often overlooked home security devices are a homeowner's car keys. In today's automotive market, the majority of vehicles are equipped with remote window and door locks as well as a panic mode button that sounds the car's horn or alarm. By keeping the car keys on the bedside table when sleeping, if a person hears someone attempting to break into their home they simply hit the panic button and car horn begins to sound, scaring off the would-be burglar.

Many home security devices recently developed are the result of alarm manufacturers talking with burglars concerning their ability to gain entry into a locked, secured home. There should be no misunderstandings that a professional thief who wants to get into a home will be able to do so. It is the amateur and the ones who decide to burgle a house in a spur of the moment decision that home security devices will stop in their tracks.

Simple installing several home security devices in and around the home will offer a lot of comfort, but common sense will save a lot of problems. The number one reason that thieves are successful in breaking into homes that are loaded with home security devices, is that the homeowners forget to activate the alarm.

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