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Finding A Home Alarm Security System To Suit You

Author : Lance Peters


Before you install a home security system you need to know exactly what you need it for. Is it to prevent burglars breaking into your home? Is your car that you keep parked in the driveway in danger? Is there a threat to your children playing in the garden? Are foxes stealing your chicken?

Your first line of defence is your perimeter: fences and gates. In drastic circumstances, electric fences and motorised security gates are to be considered. Breaks in the electric circuit will set off an alarm in the house, on your mobile phone, or at your local security company or police station. If you simply want to be alerted to unauthorised entry, you could consider buzzers or bells that are activated whenever a gate or door is opened. This is vital at swimming pool gates if you have toddlers or children either living with you or visiting who cannot swim.

For driveways and other areas out of doors, you can install security lights that are triggered by movement. These set off a buzzer as soon as the lights come on. If you want them activated only at night, you can install a daylight sensor that de-activates them until after dark. The occasional problem with these is that they can be set off by prowling pets, bats and other night flying creatures and even a large spider crawling over the lenses! Beams are similarly effective and can be set high enough to avoid dogs and cats, but be broken by anything larger, such as a person.

Indoor alarm systems usually consist of sensors that are movement sensitive, smoke sensitive, heat sensitive, or weight sensitive. The last one is especially useful if you have pets in the house that weigh less than 18, 25, or 38kg, depending on the settings you choose. You can also install door and window opening sensors. Indoor security alarms are normally set on a keypad just inside the front door. They are armed and disarmed by typing in your preset security code. This can be changed from time to time to maintain security, and the system is set to give you a few seconds grace time to activate or deactivate before the alarm goes off. Alternatively you can choose to select a special key to arm and disarm your alarm. These are normally placed outside the front door, near the door's lock.

If you are under threat in a very dangerous area or from a very dangerous or undesirable person and you cannot afford an expensive security system you do still have options. You can secure a 'cell', a part of your house, usually the bedroom areas, so that you can sleep peacefully at night. You can also place a 'panic button' in a strategic place, such as near the front door, or you can carry a remote alarm control on your person while you are at home or in the garden.

Carefully consider your choices and be safe!


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Many businesses who install security systems will also be able to help with other home automation services too.

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Tags:   Home Automation, Security Systems Melbourne, Home Alarms, Video Intercoms, Security Cameras, CCTV

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