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Updated on April 6, 2013

How Important is your home security?

One of the biggest threats in the world is the threat to your home security and this is an ever increasing problem.

As a result of this environment everyone should take proper measures regarding home security.

The most significant thing you should do prior to setting up an alarm system is to draw up a good plan. Take your pen and notebook and pen down all those accessories that you will require to place in the different parts of your home. You should also write down how these accessories will connect. In order to have peace of mind, you will need to be sure that your home is safe.

Alarm Systems safeguard your home

To safeguard your home, property and loved ones, there is huge range of products available. At the very top of your list should be the alarm system. Alarms have been recognized as the most essential piece of equipment available to protect your home. If you choose to install a system that is not monitored, then you will first and foremost want a system that sets off load sirens and flashing lights.

Not only will a good load alarm system alert you to possible danger, it will also discourage unwanted guests from remaining in the area. Your neighbors may not appreciate your alarm system, but, your family will thank you.

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The Complete Book of Home, Site and Office Security: Selecting, Installing and Troubleshooting Systems and Devices

This is a one-stop resource for securing and protecting homes, businesses, and valuable property. Written without technical jargon, this guide focuses on choosing, installing, and troubleshooting security devices and systems and offers insider advice on starting and running a security consulting business.


Are alarms and locks sufficient

There may have been a time when a simple lock was sufficient to protect home and property. Even adding a simple device that rings a bell when the door is open, no longer provides much in the way of security.

Any alarm system and lock is better than no alarm or lock, today we have far better options and at very affordable prices. Opt for a good electronic system. This type system can be monitored or non-monitored, the choice is yours and of course your wallets ability.

Security cameras help secure your home

Security cameras are one other important item of a home security system, which is just as significant as other alarm devices. Through the use of cameras you can make sure that your home is monitored and secured. You will also find very small cameras, which you can place in concealed locations and these are usually without wires. Of course the surveillance cameras also come with wires but the best one would be a wireless camera. Wireless cameras are increasing in demand.

You can connect these cameras to video recorders. You can also transfer the images to web pages with a caution that the owner should be notified when any movement is noticed.

You can watch the real picture by visiting the web page but you can also record these pictures. Thus you can watch it from different countries provided you have Internet.

Insite to Home Security

As with most things in our society today, the home security system is progressing at a rapid rate along with information technology and computer systems.

With the addition of alarms on doors and windows, as well as installation of a couple security cameras connected to your computer, you will greatly increase your home security.


How good a home security system is depends on a number of different elements. If you live in a highly populated area where neighbors are home all hours of day or night, a very inexpensive, very loud system might be what you need. If you live in a remote area, few neighbors around, then you will need a more elaborate system that is monitored, to get the same amount of security.

Remember the old question! "If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, did it really fall?" The same can apply to your home security system. Home security begins with common sense.

If you live in a populated area where there are always people around an inexpensive system that protects doors and windows sounding a loud alarm will often cause would be burglars to run away.

Alarms are an extremely affective piece of the puzzle and even if your home is secluded burglars will usually leave the area.

home security tips using inexpensive methods

The key element for home protection begins with appearances. Do not allow your home to look like an easy target.

Keep bushes and trees pruned back so the doors and windows of your home are exposed. Add exterior lighting that uses motion sensors.

Replace all hollow core doors with good old fashioned metal doors or a the least good solid wood doors.

Install good solid locks and dead bolts. Also install good locks on all your windows. Never leave your windows or doors unlocked when you are not in the house and please never leave your windows open at night.

Do not leave a hide-a-key out side your home.

Put security film on all your windows. Security film makes it harder for a criminal to break a window to get into the house. There are also added features that make this a huge addition to any house. Cut down on broken windows, protects children from flying glass and also cuts down on UV rays.

Any action you take to improve home security is better than taking no action at all. Most of us have a tendency to put off home security until we can afford the "Top of the Line". Even using those simple wedge devices that trigger a 100 decibel alarm when the door is opened is a huge improvement over "wishful thinking".

If you can not afford a top of the line monitored system then begin with improving your homes security by taking a few simple actions.

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Do you know your homes security needs?

Each and every one of us has different requirements for security or alarm systems and that is the reason why these systems are of several kinds ranging from complicated ones to simple ones. Regardless of the kind of system you get, you can drive the possible thieves away by having a posted sign on your window.

Alarm systems:

Usually the alarm systems have movement sensory devices, which can be place inside or outside your house. When anyone passes through it, the sensory device will sense it. You will find that these devices can set off lights, sound alarm or surveillance system. Glass break detector is an example of such detectors. When someone breaks the glass of your window, the alarm will go off. This is especially beneficial if you are staying at an isolated surrounding or if you have doors made from glass in your home. It is also beneficial if you are intending to stay away from home for quite some time. When a person steps foot in a certain region of the home, the pressure activated pads will be triggered. Such devices are usually installed in those places where one can easily get in to the house.

Alarm system reset

The security system will be at its best if it can reset itself in a minute or two. This way you can drive away the intruder as well as avoid your neighbors to be annoyed. Such a system should be place in order to avoid activation by the usually day-to-day activities or else those who live close by will pay no attention to it.

Monitored alarm system

There are certain systems that are connected to the local surveillance system of that of any security firm. You, your family members and your things are protected by these cameras, which are on 24/7. These systems are offered so that you can use another computer to have access over the cameras from a distance. Thus, you are able to check on your home, even if you are not at home.

Now what will be the best alarm system for you?

Think over these few points:

What is the distance between your home and your neighbors’ homes? You should install an alarm system if you live far away from your neighbors. You can be ensured that someone will help you when a security problem arises.

Is your home such that some parts of it are concealed from others’ sight? Although you may live close to your neighbors there must be some part of the house, which will not be seen by your neighbors. You need additional security for these regions. You can prevent intruders by having glass black windows, window bars, etc.

What is your budget? Alarm systems can vary in price. Opt for a complicated system that is less expensive but effective in curbing burglary. You can guard your family members effectively even if your budget is low.


Normal families spend a good amount of their money on hobbies, communication, food, education, etc. This may sound strange, I know, but they don't spend enough money on their security system. It is not a pleasing sight to see your home being robbed and I am sure that no one wants that to happen to his or her home. It may be a tragedy to have a home broken into, but people are not doing anything about their security system because they think that setting up and controlling a security system is complex and complicated.

SECURITY SYSTEMS: Features And Components

Security systems are not complicated or hard to set up. Lets take a look at the heart and soul of a good security system.

Control Board

The control board or the control panel is regarded as the backbone of the entire security system. You can place this in any concealed area of your house, in your garage or bedroom. It would be best to conceal it in a region of the house, which would be difficult for any one to locate it and switch it off.

Safety Keypad

You will find some type of safety or security keypad in each and every security system. When a person selects a password for the security system, he will be required to type the password when he wants to turn on or off the alarm. You can turn it on or off inaudibly or audibly. This will depend on the type system you select.

Movement sensing instrument

I am sure you have seen this in movies a number of times. Such an instrument utilizes undetectable rays. When someone goes through the rays or goes through the region near the rays, it triggers the alarm.


Such instruments can be set up in those locations that have access to the house like windows and doors. Any one in the house will be aware of unwanted entry when the alarm sound.

Sensor instrument for breaking windows

An intruder usually tries to break a window to enter the house and when this happens, the sensory instrument will sense it immediately and alert occupants.

Panic Button

A Panic button is another security instrument, which will be of great use in any kind of circumstances that may arise. During an urgent situation, the security company or the police will come to your assistance when you push the panic button. This button can be worn on your wrist or neck so that you can use it when any urgent situation arises.

It is important that you protect your home with a good security system. Do not wait for something bad to happen because by then, it will be too late by then.

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