Home security comes from both people’s safety practices and the security equipment placed on a home. The security devices are used to monitor the home from outside the home to inside the home. It can either be by physical means like an alarm system or through electronic sensors like a digital video recorder (DVR). Personal safety measures include installing smoke detectors and a home security system to alert the family if there is a fire or smoke inside the home.
The type of security device chosen for home security depends on the situation used, but most people prefer home security systems that are wireless or hardwired. Home security systems have been made up of many security devices, including alarms, cameras, gates, fences, video monitors, doors and windows, fire detectors, key locks, deadbolts, windows, and smoke detectors.
There are many different options for home security. The first option is the alarm system- this can either be wired or wireless. Wireless security systems require installation, so if this option is not an option for you, then a wired system will have to be purchased.
The second type of home security system is the surveillance system. This system sends and receives signals from a security camera located outside of the home. The video signals are picked up and analyzed by the monitoring center. If a camera shows that a crime has occurred inside the home, then the monitoring center alerts the homeowner via telephone or computer. If the camera does not show any sign of activity or does not pick up any activity, then the monitoring center contacts the homeowner. Usually, this type of security system comes with a monitoring service and a monthly fee.
The third type of security system is the intrusion detection system. This system detects when someone tries to enter a home using an alarm, camera, motion detector, or smoke detector. If the person attempting to enter a home is identified, the system immediately contacts the monitoring center to report the incident. The video feed of this incident is recorded and sent to the home monitoring center. The monitoring center then calls the homeowner for assistance. There are some other monitoring options, such as the burglar alarm, but these are typically less intrusive and can be set up without much interference.
Home security systems should be maintained to provide security to the home and provide peace of mind to the homeowner. Regularly checking the system and working with the monitoring center can keep the system functioning at its peak performance.
Dennis has been a professional security consultant space based out of Chapel Hill for over 15 years. His experience runs the gamut between government and private organizations (specifically in the finance and insurance sector) with a specialty in consulting for executive and high-value protection surrounding Kidnap and Ransom mitigation.