Not all homes are secure. Family members need to make it safe from intruders and calamities. People try to make homes safe by keeping doors locked, lights on, and valuables hidden in clever places, but burglars try to devise ways to break into the safest of homes.
According to Citiguard Protection Service , one of the best ways to keep burglars out is to use a quality electronic security system. A security system is a comprehensive arrangement of control panels, touch pads, sirens and smoke and motion sensors. There are several kinds of security systems available in various prices. Choice depends on size of the house, features, number of products used, and advancement of systems. A suitable combination can be worked out according to specific budgets. Many professional companies help decide on what is suitable and available for a given home.
Basic machinery of a home security system includes:
- Control panel
- Key pad
- Backup battery
- Telephone line seizure
- Digital dialer linked to a central monitoring station
- Inside motion detectors
- Door and window sensors
A control panel operates the whole process and the touch pad is required to enter the command. A siren is required to announce the arrival of intruders and also to scare them. Some alarm systems dial police station automatically or sound loud. Poor quality alarms may also raise false alarms and harass everybody around.
There are different kinds of sensors available such as magnetic contacts, infrared, photoelectric, ultrasonic or microwave detectors, window shock sensor and so on. One can also install closed-circuit TV and private television system to monitor inside or outside activities. While installing a centrally operative security system, there is choice between wired and wireless, each of them having their own advantages and disadvantages.
A good system can give protection to possessions, peace of mind and a sense of being secure. It should cover the whole home. If at all one decides to implement a home security system, one should go for good quality even if it costs more.