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A home security system can provide general, overall protection to your home, but there are a number of ways to increase security in specific areas of your house. Most burglars will at least expect the possibility of an alarm going off but they’re much more likely to be caught off guard by an outdoor motion detector or steel door brace. We’re not suggesting you completely pad lock your home with stainless steel, but if there is a particular area you are concerned with there are always ways to further secure your residence.
- The dual function door security brace from Safety Basement is a 20-gauge steel device that can be inserted under a door knob to prevent someone from entering your house even if they have a key. This device is adjustable to fit different size doors and is easily installed and removed at your convenience.
- While your alarm system protects the inside of your home it probably is not doing much to guard your outdoor belongings. A motion detector is a very useful device for monitoring outdoor activity. The Caddx Wireless Long Life Pet Immune PIR uses infrared technology to detect any unexpected visitors and then alert a control panel inside. You can set this device to not pick up animals in order to reduce false alarms.
- Security cameras can serve many functions within a home or residence from deterrence to catching a thief. Surveillance Video offers an array of different surveillance systems. If you just want a camera for your front porch to monitor who visits or potentially scare away a burglar, then a wireless outdoor camera is an option to consider. However, if you suspect foul play, a covert spy camera such as one that is built into a wall clock or a bedside alarm is a more viable option.
- Always remember the carbon monoxide detector! Many states have required the installation of these detective-alarms, but even if that is not the case where you live, you are taking a huge risk by not having one. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas and the only way you would ever know it was in your home is with a detector. Without one, serious damage could be done before you ever even knew there was a problem.
- Don’t like dogs? Get a fake one. The Electronic Watch Dog from Safety Basement provides the deterrence of a watchdog as it replicates the sound of a barking dog as an intruder approaches. Most burglars admit to leaving a home alone if they notice or hear a dog. Now you can benefit from the uses of a guard dog without the vet bills, weekly bags of food and dog hair covering everything you own.
August 20th, 2010
Two of the most influential trends within our society today are the wireless revolution and the age of the smart phone. Both of these technologies have drastically changed the way we go about our day to day life. As it turns out these advancements are having a profound effect on the home security industry as well.Wireless home security systems are rapidly becoming the standard for new installations. We know that wireless internet and wireless phones have far reaching advantages, but what makes wireless home security systems better than traditional hard wired ones? The ease and convenience of installation is one of the most notable differences. A wired system requires cutting into walls throughout the house to install the system and unless this is done when the house is built, it is an extremely messy and time consuming process. With a wireless system you save time and money with easy installation. You also have the advantage of linking up different systems and detectors throughout your house. Many security companies are creating systems that allow you to incorporate fire, flood and security protection with one device. There are also ways to manage your system remotely through the use of new smart phone technologies. ADT now has an application to be used with the iPhone that allows you to arm or disarm your system from remote locations. You also have the options of receiving notifications via email or text message if the alarm is set off or a door or window is opened. Advance wireless technology even allows you to stream video from a security camera at your home to make sure everything is safe and sound at home.All of these advances to the home security industry seem to be having an effect on crime rates. In the United States, property crime rates have been steadily falling over the last decade. This is likely due to the improvements being made in home protection services.
August 20th, 2010