Wired & Wireless Home Alarm Systems – Which one?
Making one’s home secure is a very important thing to do. The problem is many people just go out and purchase any old home alarm system that meets their budget and thinks they’ve done enough. When it comes to making a home secure you want to install a home burglar alarm security system that meets your family needs, that of the home you are living in and of the area you are living in.
So just what kind of things could you need in your system?
Of course when it comes down to it the major security needs are going to come from protecting against break-ins, fire and gas leaks. But there are questions you need to ask yourself, will the house be left vacant for long periods of time? How could lights and cameras be used around your house? Etc. You want to start by taking a good look around your home in order to properly assess where the dangers lie.
A good home burglar alarm security system will depends on covering the weak links. Smoke detectors need to be placed in anywhere where a fire could start at the same time taking into account that people must be of be here them.
Places like the kitchen, the back door where the barbecue or fire-pit are, the basement close to the, furnace, hot water heater and near the dryer, all these places have the potential for fire in the home. Additionally, some of the smoke detectors can come with a carbon monoxide detector for fireplace and furnace gases.
Your home burglar alarm security system obviously needs the usual alarms that will sound when a door or window has been opened, and you might also want motion detectors in areas unused at night. Quite often Basement windows, garage entrances and pet doors (yes many people do get about these) are more susceptible to a breach not detected by the usual alarm system.
These blind spots can be covered up with the use of Motion detectors in hallways. Speaking of blind spots, your home burglar alarm security system must not leave out areas hidden by the landscaping etc. Trees and bushes can help hide intruders.
The other big question is whether or not you want a wireless home security system. Obviously wireless alarm system is a lot more flexible and has the added bonus that no burglar can mess with any connecting wires between the systems different elements. But wireless systems are also more expensive so it may depend upon your budget.
All in all taking a little time to properly assess the needs of your home is very important, it may seem easy just to purchase that nice looking wireless home alarm system you saw on offer the other day, but in the long run you be better off taking your time and getting something that truly meets your needs.