An electronic home security system can be the source of great peace of mind. Basic home security systems, or burglar alarms, are typically wired to a central control panel in the home that will activate when windows or doors are opened while the system is armed. Consider that owning an alarm can be a hassle. You have to turn it on when you leave and rush to turn it off when your arrive home. There’s a broad array of security equipment available:
1.) Central control unit with backup battery, keypad and siren.
2.) Closed-circuit TV system to allow monitoring and/or recording inside or outside your home.
3.) Water detectors to detect basement leaks.
Types of Security Systems1.
Survey your home to determine how many windows and doors
you need protected from possible intrusion. 2.
Determine possible locations for the control panel and keypads. Close to the front door is generally a convenient location for a keypad.3.
Decide if you want a monitored security system. Monitored security systems are connected to a central monitoring station that 'watches' your home for a monthly fee.
4. Consider your family's daily habits. 5.
Be aware that if you choose a wired system, the installer will have to drill holes in the walls.6.
The home security system you choose must be user-friendly. Verify that adding new codes or users is a simple process and one that everyone in the family can quickly learn.