We all want to feel safe in our homes, but when it comes to home security solutions, there are usually many questions.
How do you know which home security system is the best for your home? What types of home security systems can you really rely on? Is it even worth it to buy a home security system?
We’re going to walk you through some of the most commonly asked questions when it comes to home security. The goal? To put your mind at ease when it comes to the safety of your home.
Today’s home security options are smarter and more affordable than ever. There are two types of protection that you can get for your home: home monitoring systems and physical barrier systems.
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The Best Home Monitoring Security Systems
There are many different monitoring systems available to protect your home, some more affordable than others, all offering protection for your home. While there are many great choices like Nest Secure, Simplisafe, Wink’s Lookout System, and Ring, most systems include two features: cameras and alarms.
One of the main considerations when setting up a camera system is deciding whether to self-monitor or to pay a subscription for someone else to monitor for you. If you opt for the subscription option, those monitoring your home will also contact your local fire and police departments when an alarm has been triggered.
With the technology available these days you can use your smartphone or tablet to keep tabs on your home. Many of these cameras include sensors that will alert you when there is motion in your home or property. These sensors can usually be adjusted in case you have normal activity at home like pet movement.
Alarm systems are popular because the sound system will alert you of a night-time intrusion and potentially scare away someone breaking into your home. Not only will the sound let you and all your neighbours know that there’s someone breaking in, many alarm systems can be set up to automatically alert the local authorities. This knowledge alone will help intruders make the choice to leave your house alone.
For effective home security, it’s important to not only monitor your property and house, but to also make it difficult for an intruder to enter. One of the easiest ways that intruders come into the home is by breaking weak locks or breaking open a window. Crimsafe is a popular brand that uses reinforced windows and doors to keep thieves out.
One benefit ofCrimsafe’ssecurity doors is that they come in a variety of styles to fit your home. You can choose stackable, sliding, or hinged doors for your home. They have three locking points and a patented deviced called the “Screw-clamp,” making for added strengths and security.
They use an extremely strong mesh material that makes it nearly impossible for intruders to break. Conveniently, these doors now only keep out human intruders, but they’re also insect resistant.
Window Security Screens
Crimsafe uses the same tensile-tough mesh technology on windows. They use non-moving panels than can be made to fit almost any window size. These security window screens can be used on awnings, sliding windows, double hung windows, and casement systems.
3M Security Film
You can add another level of protection to add to your security windows and doors by installing a clear security film. Security window film is a product that can be professionally placed on top of the windows in your home. These films prevent glass windows and doors from breaking upon impact which is very helpful in preventing home invasion. In addition, the solar films can help lower your energy costs by keeping your house cooler in the hot summer months.
Which Home Security System is Best?
Home security is an important thing to consider, especially if you live in a higher crime area. In 2016, there were 188,756 reported instances of unlawful entry in Australia. If you want to have the greatest peace of mind, the best security solution is to combine a good monitoring system and strong physical barriers.
Multiple levels of protection will not only make you feel safer but will likely deter an intruder from ever coming back to your household again.