Why would you need a security alarm system? FBI statistics show that a burglary happens every 12 seconds with the thief taking less than one minute to enter. Amazingly over half of these burglaries happen in the daylight hours. Posing as a delivery person, utilities worker, or just brazenly approaching the home as if he belongs, the burglar can be in and out in just a few minutes. Homes without security systems are twice as likely to be broken into.
Electronic home security systems are by far the best deterrent to thieves. Not only are they more affordable now, but in the long run, they pay for themselves with the peace of mind of knowing your home and belongings are safe. Whether you are at home or away, monitored alarm systems can alert neighbors and police that your home is being burglarized.
Wireless home security systems usually have an audible alarm, a keypad, motion detector, door and window contacts, a control panel, and central monitoring station. They also are battery operated so in the event of a power outage you are still protected. You can purchase a VCR to record everything your security camera sees. Or you can just have a monitor to view as it is scanning your property. Either one works fine. It is a matter of preference.
Using all the old methods of making your home look occupied, such as lights on timers, having newspapers and mail picked up, parking your car in the driveway versus garage, motion sensor lights, and various other ploys will sometimes work. However, most seasoned thieves are well aware of the tricks people use to make it look as if someone is home when they are not.
Not only do home security alarms protect your home and valuables when you are gone, but they also provide safety and security when you are home. Security monitoring systems can alert police 24 hours 7 days a week to not only break-ins, but also to fires if you purchase an alarm system with a built-in smoke detector. Most systems have a panic button that can be pushed if you should happen to be home when the burglar decides to strike. A home security system can be a virtual lifesaver in more ways than one.
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