When it comes to personal safety, you probably already know how important it is to keep your home or business secure with window or door alarms to alert you if there is an intruder attempting to enter your residence or place of business. You’re also most likely aware of motion triggered alarms that will let you know if someone has entered your home or business. But it’s an excellent idea to repel potential intrusion before intruders actually reach your doorstep, much less step inside. In other words, chase intruders away the moment they set foot on your property.
The best way to do this? Install a perimeter alarm system – an all inclusive, property wide external alert system that is triggered to warn you and discourage intruders before they enter your home or business. In other words, stop the problem before it starts. (more…)
Solar alarm systems are an easy to install and inexpensive way to keep your property and family safe, while saving energy and expenses.
Any driveway alarm will alert you if a potential intruder arrives on your property. Installed by the side of the road or the base of your driveway leading to your home, you’ll know when a car or a person on foot makes contact with your drive way. When a the sensor system a driveway alarm contains is triggered by this contact, it sends a signal to a receiver installed in your house to let you know your property has been breached. Some alarms create a loud sound or set off a flashing light to warn intruders; others will only signal you that there is an unwanted visitor on your property. (more…)
Many home security systems are not complete without the inclusion of security cameras. These systems give property owners the ability to view any potential intruders, and can also be employed to keep an eye on care givers in your home. Having the ability to view your surroundings and assess any risks to you or your home is an important component of home and business security. Security cameras are basically a second, ever vigilant set of eyes, keeping watch over your property and the area around it.
Adding a security camera to any security package is both simple and functional. All cameras are connected to a central security system on your property. The camera sends a recorded image via either digital or analog signals. These images are sent to your security system’s control center so they can be seen through a TV, cell phone, or computer. And you have the ability to save the video images on a VCR, DVR, or to a computer. (more…)
Deciding to purchase a medical alarm is an important step in protecting your family members, particularly senior members or those with disabilities. The next step is vitally important, too – what kind of medical alarm system to purchase.
Let’s start with the basics. Always choose a reliable, established service company to monitor your system. Going with the newest kid on the block in terms of medical alarm service isn’t the best plan – you’ll want skilled experience on your side in emergency situations. Don’t try to save a dollar or two a month looking for the least expensive service, either. On the other hand, it’s not necessary to select a company that’s overpriced, either. In general, in today’s market place, mid-range, reputable companies will charge between $25 and $50 a month for this service. Avoid fees under or over this price range. (more…)
Every day we face threats to our home security in our immediate environment. There are natural hazards like earthquakes or flooding; but the most likely is burglary. In this country, FBI statistics claim this crime is likely to occur about every fifteen seconds. So what are the odds you could be effected by this alarming trend? Unfortunately, fairly high. So to avoid becoming a burglary statistic, you need to take yourself out of the loop of potential victims.
Remember, although burglaries may seem random, they’re usually at least peripherally planned. Would be intruders look for a property that’s attractive for them to rob or vandalize. They look for a home that is unoccupied, has good access, has reasonable cover that will conceal them from neighbors, passer-bys, and local law enforcement, and a home with an escape route if they are observed. (more…)
Selecting a security system to protect your home or business means selecting a system that’s right for you. Your choices will be predicated on the size and location of the property you want to protect, your finances, and the basic security you may already have in place.
A good place to start is by assessing your security risks. You’ll find that the makers of many home security products provide free risk assessment. This analysis allows you to compare and contrast different types of systems and to decide which type best suits your needs. (more…)
Wireless security camera systems provide a wide range of home and business security protection – and are a vital part of any security system. You’ll find many different security camera systems from which to choose. They vary in terms of camera frequencies, size, shapes, and motion detector and night vision performance.
Let’s start with a look at wireless camera frequencies. Three common types are available to consumers: 900MHz, 2.4 Ghz, and 5.8 Ghz. In general, the lower the frequency number, the more powerful the wireless camera. The increased power that accompanies a lower frequency means that your camera signal will be able to more effectively reach and pass through walls and other objects with the potential to block imaging. Higher frequency camera frequencies will be less likely to create a signal that reaches through walls and solid objects; and you may need to purchase additional high frequency wireless cameras to be sure your property is fully monitored. (more…)
Fire and smoke alarms are key elements of any home or business security system. They can literally save your life and that of your family members or co-workers. The safety these alarms offer is so important that selection of the right equipment for your needs is vital. There are many good choices, and several different categories of detectors.
Optical fire alarms are one option. These systems employ a light, sensor and a chip within the device. Optical fire alarms are also known as photoelectric fire alarms. They use a light and light receptor to protect your property. Simply put, if there’s smoke and that smoke gets in the way of light passing between the electric light bulb and the receptor, a chip in the optical fire alarm triggers the alarm to sound. (more…)
There’s an old truism that says “safety first.” And while it’s easy to disregard this sentiment in today’s hurry up, technology driven society, it’s still true today. And it’s especially true in regard to your family, your home, or your business. The quality of life your family leads is due to the safety of that life. Safety from hazards such as fire, flooding, and property invasion.
Unfortunately, burglaries, break-ins, vandalism, and other property invasions are on the rise. And the surest way to counter the odds of your family being effected negatively by this trend is a security system. (more…)
Video surveillance systems have become a popular tool to allow homeowners to view the events on the exterior of their home. There are many safety benefits associated with this type of a security system. They are not hard to operate and have become quite inexpensive. Here is how the right video surveillance system can make your home safer.
The video security system can give you an account of what is happening on your property. At home, the video surveillance system serves as your eyes, allowing you to inspect your property and home. With this type of system, you don’t even need to be present to make sure everything is secure. (more…)