Protect Your Assets With a Home Security System

by ritz on May 6, 2010

When it comes to home security systems, you have a number of options from which to choose. You can find systems you install on your own and that come with just the equipment. Or you might prefer to use a system with a monitoring service. You also have several options for the equipment that comes with the system. With so many different things to consider, price is only one variable in the equation, and it may not be the biggest consideration.

A home security system that monitors your home works well for individuals who want 24/7 protection for their home or the assets inside. If someone or something triggers the alarm, most providers for security systems will call the number on record. If someone answers, that person will need to provide the personal identification code. If the person fails to do so, or if nobody answers the phone, the provider will notify the police regarding the breach. Some systems connect to fire or carbon monoxide alarms, providing additional security for your home. You may also want to look for companies with UL or ULC approval. This shows the company has met the high standards of the Underwriter’s Laboratory, an independent organization that reviews products.

Depending on the type of home security system you choose, you can expect a variety of equipment. A digital keypad allows you to quickly set or deactivate your security system and connects you to local emergency response teams like the police or the fire department at the push of a button. With a keychain remote, you can disarm your system from a distance, which allows you more flexibility for entering or leaving your home. If you have small pets, you may want to consider using an infrared interior motion detector, which can reduce the false alarms pets can cause.


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