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Security Systems For Your Home

Your home is your haven, your resting place in the weary world. To quote Bob Dylan, it is that place which gives you "shelter from the storm". Your home is your space, where you share your life with your family, and rest your tired bones when you take that much needed respite from the rat race. It is that place where you store all your precious possessions, the hard earned fruits of your endless labor.

It is thus your duty to guard this sanctuary, keep it safe and secure from the anti-social elements, at whatever cost. So dig deep into your pocket and invest to keep your family and your property safe from thieves, robbers, and other criminals. Invest in a residential security system. This is a specialized system of state-of-the-art technology, keeping tabs on your home, raising the alarm if it detects an alien presence.

If you keep many valuables in your home, or fear any kind of break in, it is a good idea to opt for a monitored security system. In this kind of system, a number of sensors will be connected to a central device which is placed in your home. If any of the sensors detect a break in, they will immediately send the message to the central device. This device will in turn relay the alarm to a central monitoring station, which is manned 24 hours of the day, 7 days of the week, by a group of security agents, who will immediately inform the relevant authorities about the security threat. This means that once you have the system installed you don’t have to lift a finger or make even a single phone call to ensure that your home is safe and secure. A group of paid security agents will be on the vigil round the clock, ensuring that no one enters your home without your consent. The minute they note something awry or out of place, they will notify cops, fire-fighters, as per the requirements. 

You may also opt for the less expensive, unmonitored system. In this kind of system, a number of alarms will be placed at different points in your home, and in the case of break-ins, these alarms will go off. However, the message will not be relayed to an external agency or authority. Whoever is at home will have to take the initiative and take the necessary action to save the situation. In many cases, the robbers will be scared off by the sound, as it is sure to attract attention. 

Residential security systems can be wired or wireless. In the former system, alarms are planted at all crucial entry points, connected by wires to a central unit. In a wireless system, signals are sent to the security company via radio signals. 

So once you sign a contract with a residential security company, you will be given a set of appliances. One of these will be a central device, which can be used to switch the ancillary devices on or off. Settings can be changed according to specific needs. You can place this at a convenient and accessible corner in your residence. A number of alarms or sensors, connected with or without a wire to the central gadget, are then placed around the house. Once the sensors are triggered off, the central device is sent a message, which in turn forwards the message to the station manned by security personnel. 

The more advanced the sensors, the safer your home. Most high tech systems usually include PIRs, or passive infrared motion detectors, which detect motion in a specified area, and then raise the alarm. Other sensors rely on audio indications, like the sound glass breaking. Nowadays you can also install a wireless central device, which means that you can check the security status of your home by using the remote control provided, even when you are miles away from home. 

So install that system, prevent break-ins, save lives and above all, sleep like a baby every night.


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