There are so many residential security system services now that it can make your head swim. If you are considering a home security system, and you do not know what to choose, there are some common sense approaches to choosing your security system. There are also various components you can choose a la carte to create your own unique home security system. The following tips will help you choose both the service company and the services that best fit your needs.
High Crime Areas and Direct Security Connections
If you live in an area where a lot of homes have recently been broken into, you are going to want to select a home security company that can give you a direct line to police and rescue departments. It is not enough to have alarms on all of the doors and windows in your home when there is a high probability that your home may be the next target of a break-in and/or robbery. When this describes the neighborhood in which you live, select the home security company that is signaled when your home is invaded, and/or the home security system that immediately notifies police if you do not cancel the alarm within sixty seconds.
Low Crime Areas and Loud Alarms
Low crime areas do not mean that you will never have a break-in or be the target of a robbery. It just means that the probability of that happening is less than living in a high crime area. At least if this is the case for you, you can select a home security system from a company that provides cameras, motion detection lights, night vision cameras, and very loud alarm systems on all of the windows and doors. You can set the alarms before you leave during the day (or night), turn them off when you are at home, and set them again before going to bed.
The cameras, whether you select night vision or standard security cameras, can record and monitor your property for several hours before they will have to erase data and start over. (The night vision cameras are especially useful if your motion detection lights keep lighting up, but nothing seems to be in the yard.) However, newer security systems offered by some security companies allow you to use a DVR and camera system to record hundreds of hours of footage before erasing and recording anew. Ask the security companies in your area if they supply and install the DVR and camera system.
Contact a company like A Tech Security today to learn more.