Looking for a Home security system? Choosing a security system that suits your home protection needs can seem a bit daunting. There are several types of home security systems available on the market today. Our goal here is to narrow your options, and choose the best system for your home security needs. We will cover in some detail the different systems and methods on the market.
The cost will vary based the security system you choose and the size of your home. Different systems may come with different equipment, so a bit of research to find the best system for you, can give you better insight and significantly narrow your choices. We will go into greater detail of the different types available below. And in doing so address your optimum home security needs.
Let us cover some of the different types of security systems on the market today. Wireless system are popular because they are faster install, largely in part because there is no need for complicated cable routing or electrical connections, most of all the components are battery powered. Some even solar powered. There should be some focus and concern to replacing the batteries; there is usually an alarm indicator when the
time to change the batteries is near. Wired alarm system price wise are less expensive than the wireless system, but may require professional installation. Hiring a professional to install and discretely hide the wiring will undoubtedly increase the price. Indoor alarm systems entail securing doors and windows, as a first step to keep intruders out. Out door Alarm systems are designed to frighten potential intruders away
utilizing motion detectors, loud sirens and flashing lights. A large number of home security systems use sensors to detect movement. The most widely used sensors are called Passive Infrared detectors (PIR), which detect movement of a heat source. For the best protection a sensor is positioned at each access point to your home, dividing your space into zones. An important fact to remember when placing your
sensors is to be certain to position the sensors so that you monitor the necessary zones in your home. In the case of a break in, the security system can alert you to the location of the breach. Your zones are created when you choose the areas you most wanted monitored, and place your sensors accordingly. Some tips to
remember when positioning your PIR, know the detection range of your device, and select an appropriate
height off the floor, place the detectors in a route mostly likely to be taken by an intruder in the event of a break in, do not position or locate device near or in direct sunlight, avoid placing a detector in front of windows, stay clear of heating and cooling ducts. Do not place sensor near bulky objects that may inhibit their ability to work properly
Wired Systems installed by professional installers tend to use hard wired alarms.
With the wired system there is no need to replace or recharge batteries. The Part Wired System has a control panel that has the options to be hard wired into the main electrical supply, and some have the option to run off a built in charger. The panel can be removed and charged when necessary Common components of most systems are magnetic contact plates, motion detectors, security cameras, magnetic locks and the control panel.
Magnetic contacts should be placed on a fixed frame. Alignment and distance between detectors is very important, best to follow the manufactures guidelines. Once a location for the device has been decided the installation is pretty straight forward. When deciding on the home security system for you home remember most homes have different sizes and layouts, do your research and you should find what you need.