Residential Security Solutions
When considering how best to protect your home and family, you’ve obviously considered a home security system as a solution. However, the number of choices can be overwhelming and the options can be seemingly endless. Ultimately, you want your security system to provide peace of mind that your family, home and possessions are safe whether you are home or away. What is the best security service to achieve that goal?
Un-monitored Local Alarms
A local alarm system is basic and includes sensors for windows and doors. When the circuit is broken, tripping the sensor, a loud alarm sounds. These alarms are easy to install and comparatively inexpensive—generally under $100—so for someone on a tight budget wanting to enhance their home security solutions, they’re a good choice.
One drawback is that they can be fairly easily disabled and are unmonitored. So, if your alarm goes off, no one is sending the authorities.
Wired Security Systems
This traditional option has been a popular choice. The system can include a control panel, wired sensors, motion detectors and cameras. If the system is monitored, the security company will contact the homeowner or emergency services when something trips the system activating the alarm.
These systems are a step up from the local alarms and more affordable than the next step up: wireless security systems. There are no batteries to worry about since it is wired. However, the installation process can be tedious. While these systems can be self-installed, there’s a lot of drilling and setting up required. Often homeowners choose a professional installation, and this can drive the cost up and negate the savings.
Wireless Home Security Systems
The wireless systems work very similarly to the wired systems. The main difference being: there are no wires. Usually these systems are monitored so when a sensor or motion detector goes off, an alarm sounds and you or the security system notifies authorities. You can choose personalize the system to accommodate your preferences using motion sensors, cameras and monitoring by the provider company you choose.
These systems are increasing in popularity because they are pretty easy to install and you can pack them up and take them with you if you move. Drawbacks include the need for batteries and the equipment costs more than wired systems.
Your furry best friend can also be help keep your home and family safe. Some breeds of dog are more protective than others, but often a loud bark is a good deterrent. This security solution comes with the added benefit of companionship, kisses, unconditional love, and snuggles.