Today, it has become quite common to turn on the news to see stories about home invasions and home burglaries. There are now many ways to protect your home from intruders, fire, dangerous gas leaks, fire, and floods.
With such crimes becoming more prevalent in our society, it has become essential for homeowners to implement measures to not only protect their home, but also their loved ones residing in the home. More homeowners are now protecting their homes by choosing quality home alarm systems as these home security devices are a reliable method of deterring criminals.
There are many different types of home alarms on the market. If you are looking to protect your home using a home alarm system, the following is a guide on the various types of home alarm systems:
1. Home Alarm Monitoring Systems This system is a home security alarm that detects intruders and notifies a security company who will contact the police. When the alarm is activated, a signal is sent to the security monitoring service and they will then contact the homeowner. If the homeowner does not respond, they will contact law enforcement. There are also security alarm services that detect fire and the company will contact the fire department. Alarm monitoring can also provide such protection features as detecting carbon monoxide, changes in temperature, and floods.
2. Door Alarms: There are different types of door alarms available. Wireless door alarms are easy to install and can be placed in any location. There are even wireless door alarms that send alerts to wireless devices such as a cell phone. Hardwired door alarms are physically connected to a security unit. Portable door alarms are convenient because they can be placed anywhere such as hanging from a door knob.
3. Driveway Alarms: These alarms alert a homeowner when a vehicle drives up the driveway or property. They are easy to install and are effective at alerting a homeowner when someone approaches. They can also detect when a person is walking up the driveway. The alert is usually in the form of a recorded message or alarm. There are hardwired drive way alarms and wireless driveway available.
4. Home Security Cameras: These security cameras are a very popular choice. There are both wireless and hard wired security cameras available. There are even web camera surveillance systems that allow you to monitor the home from anywhere and send images by way of broadband to a cell phone or computer. As well, there are also hidden surveillance cameras such as ‘Nanny Cams,’ infrared cameras that allow night viewing, and security cameras with wireless motion sensors. Security cameras come with a wide variety of features and perform a number of different functions. When searching for a quality security camera, it is important to determine your needs so that you get the most effective camera.