Home Security Design and Device Considerations
These days there are security concerns because of rising crime rates in the most major US city and any other popular places. There are many ways you can protect your own property, whether it’s business or residential. Security products include barrier bars, motion detectors, and electronic alarms along with a wide assortment of other devices. Using security devices is a wised investment because they deter intruders and also alert you if someonе breaks into your house or business property.
Even though it is almost impossible to implement, but if you would like to design a ‘perfect’ security plan, you might need to consider following things:
- Give the feeling to any intruder that he might get caught by showing him visual elements (e.g. security camera)
- Make it more difficult to break into the property
- Actually catch the intruder immediately after he enters into the property
So having electrical devices is a good choice, but at the same time it is a good practice to maximize other effective way of preventing the incident beforehand.
Electronic Security Systems
One of the best ways to protect your home and property is with an electronic security system. Many convicted burglars say that if they find a home with a burglar alarm they look for another target. These types of systems feature a panel which is wired into the electrical system of the home. There’s a central panel and this will detect any break-ins that come through windows or doors. Motion detectors will pick up anyone that is moving around in the house. There’s a loud alarm that sounds when the system picks anyone up and then the system contacts the security provider and authorities or their own personnel will be dispatched to your location. The electronic security system is one of your best options in home security.
If you choose more advanced systems, there are extra features such as additional fire and carbon monoxide alarms, motion sensors, glass-break detectors on windows and door units.
According to recent Consumer Reports release, nearly 80% of the homeowners who are equipped with this system testified that they rate this system effective and they feel much safer than without it.
When it comes to choose an equipment installer, it is important to shop around and try to get several price quotes for both system installation itself and monitoring support. Most recent consumers’ checkbook found the prices ranging from $2,000 to $3,500 for system installation and 3 years contract of monitoring support. Whether it is worthwhile to keep this central monitoring support to the alarm company is totally up to the homeowner’s decision, as it will depend on their personal opinion about the level of security concern surrounding their house. Some people are feeling comfortable just having the alarm system installed and running on their house, but being without the central monitoring service by the company.
Visual Crime Deterrence
There are less expensive ways to secure your home without having to buy an electronic system. You can use signs or other security devices to deter criminals before they even step into your home. You can use signs such as “protected by security system,” “beware of dog,” or” protected by Neighborhood Watch.” Just by having signs this may be enough from making a criminal change their minds. You could install motion detectors with lights, a strobe light, or an outdoor siren. Any intruder that stumbles into this will think twice before trying to get into your residence.
Having wrought iron bars on your residence is an excellent deterrent. You can put this on the doors or other access ways into your home. These are psychological and very practical deterrents. These bars will make it difficult for anyone to break into your home. The burglar will not want to stick around to try and break through the bars to get into your home.
Most popular product on the market is window bars, of which the feature is strong 14-gauge steel tubing with durable powder-coated finish. It comes with universal mounting brackets and hardware which will provide an easy do-it-yourself installation procedure.
Also most of the product is designed to install as interior application, meaning it needs to be installed inside of the house. It then will give a better security protection as there are outside glasses that will have to be broken first. This unit can be installed either horizontally or vertically.
Simple Electronic Home Security Devices
You don’t need a full security system as there are other ways to protect your home. You can have window or door contacts that trigger an alarm once the seal on them is broken without authorization. If you live on a ground level these are recommended when the window is obscured by trees or other obstacles. You may also want to have a simple video monitoring system installed and many new systems will sue your television as a monitor so you can keep track of the areas around your room with ease. Another option is a simple panic button that you can push to call for assistance.
Talk to a Security Expert
While there are many devices that you can use to protect your home such as electronic systems, it’s always best to talk with a professional. The experts will have the knowledge to install things correctly and make sure they systems are working in the way they are intended. They can show you all the various options that are available as well as how you can upgrade any existing systems you may already have. Talk to a security professional if you’re e interested in protecting your home with one of the many security systems available on the market.