Some say it is better to be robbed twice than have all your belongings gutted by fire, but if you had the choice, would you not want not to experience either of the two? I am sure you would answer a resounding “yes”!
Fortunately, there are now more ways than one to keep your home, your belongings and, more importantly, your family being safe and protected from burglaries or break-ins. The answer to both is an alarm system.
These days, technology has advanced by leaps and bounds that home alarm systems now come packed with value-added features and even with a choice of having them wired or not. You can now opt for wireless alarms or those that are connected to a central alarm system. There are even those that trigger an attached device to dial the local police’s number so they could respond to the intrusion or robbery while it is still in progress.
The key therefore is assessing what your security needs are. Price should not even be your main concern anymore because prices of alarm systems have considerably gone down, but being cheaply priced does not anymore mean the alarm system does not come with desirable features. Even the basic alarm systems have improved with technology.
If you still have no idea which one to set up for your home’s security, why not start with contact alarms. Contact alarms are typically installed on doors or windows and are set off if someone tries to forcibly open your windows or doors without you knowing. Some contact alarms give off a loud siren sound to scare off intruders while other types alert you immediately or send a message to a monitoring system.
Aside from contact alarms, there is a keypad type of alarm wherein there is a control panel installed by home security companies. Alarm systems also come by way of motion detectors which are programmed to detect any kind of movement. So when there is supposed to be no one in your house and the motion detector detects movement, it will set off the alarm. Aside from giving off a loud siren sound, alarm systems these days can also have visual indicators such as a strobe light for the benefit of hearing impaired people.
So there really are a lot of options when it comes to protecting your home and your family, just make sure they fit your security needs and preferences.