It pays to be vigilant and despite when it comes to your home security especially when you've got a family. Here are five essential tips to apply when choosing security systems in the market.
Look into a system that includes motion sensors, sound detectors, and photocells. These modern marvels can trigger lights when a break is detected. This is particularly advisable for properties that are located in areas with poor street lighting. Much like termites, intruders and burglars are deeply attracted to the dark. It allows them cover so that when your neighbor happens to be looking out to your property, that neighbor will not be able to identify the criminal when the police investigate. With motion sensors, sound detectors, and photocells, criminals can either be discouraged from entering your property any farther or be immediately identified.
Capture intrusions into your property through surveillance cameras. Do not just discourage break-ins and burglaries into your property. Stop career criminals from moving on to their next victims by recording their crime with cameras that feature night vision. Make sure that the cameras in your security system can record images with great clarity so that come prosecution time, the video recorded perpetrator will not be able to argue against it as proof.
Your security system should not depend solely on your telephone line. Expert intruders can easily cut you off from your phone system, so it's critical that it also features a backup cellular connection. This feature is also ideal for families who are frequently away from home. A security system that allows communication through a landline and cellular network will help you monitor your home through your mobile phone. A wireless home security system with an internal GSM would enable you to keep an eye on your property even when you're traveling.
Make sure your home security system is tamper-proof and easy to operate. Essentially, no wiring can make a system tamper-proof but the wiring can make it harder for burglars to disable the system. Burglars hate it when they have to spend more than a few minutes with a security system so choose one that is essentially hard to get into and place the central panel in a secure spot. Also, try not to install a system that will be too complex for your entire family to operate. And make sure they are all informed about how to use it to avoid accidental alarm activations.
Finally, when you're getting a company to install your wireless security camera and sensors, make sure you've vetted that company. Get a guarantee that everyone from the company-the installers right down to the sales personnel-has undergone criminal background checks.