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How To Protect Your Home! A Simple Guide Comparing Security Systems

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by Harry Webb
(Denver, Colorado, USA)

There is a wide spectrum of home security systems available on the market today. Basically, their main purpose is to keep the home owners safe and at peace while staying inside their premises.

Home security systems shouldn’t only encompass safety and prevention from burglars but also from disastrous events like fires. Buying a good system will really help. But somehow you might ask…”What exactly is a good system?”

There are different home security systems like video security, smoke/ carbon monoxide detector, etc. Basically, the must have components of a standard security system are the following:

• Motion Detectors. These detectors sound the alarm when movements are detected.

• Wired door or window screens. The security system will be activated once the screen is removed or the wire is cut.

• Panic buttons. The buttons can be installed along the doorways or next to beds. Once there is a force of entry, the buttons can be activated manually.

• Closed circuit television. This is a TV system which allows for an internal and external monitoring of house zones.

• Magnetic contacts. The contact form electrical circuits between a window and its sill or the door and its frame. Once the door or window is opened, the circuit will be broken and this movement will sound the alarm.

• Wireless and wired systems. Wireless systems use radio frequencies to hook up to other system components while wired systems use exposed or covered wiring to connect to other components of the security systems.

• Key pads. These components are also known as remotes or touch pads. These pads allow you to arm or disarm the system. It also shows the status of the system.

• There are other components such as stress sensors and glass break detectors.

When comparing the home security systems, it will be helpful to seek for the advice of a security system experts. Checking for the monitoringservice that goes with the security system you purchase is also essential. You should keep in mind that poor system carries poormonitoring service.

The best security system at home is the one that can save your life and lets you live a normal life. The system should protect not only the lives of your kids or pets but your possessions like jewelry or money.

Installing these kinds of security equipments at home provides peace of mind. Investing to these kinds of gadgets can really be a good source of protection at home.

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Updated: May 2, 2013 — 2:18 pm

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