411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

What’s the Best Way to Monitor Your Home Security: Smart Home or Home Security System?

Is security or convenience more important in protecting your assets? The two aren’t mutually exclusive. Here’s how to make an informed...

on May 21, 2019

Home Spa Ideas | How to Turn Your Bathroom into a Spa

No need to book into a day spa when you can create your own spa experience at home.  The fine bubbles of Villeroy & Boch’s whirlpool...

on May 21, 2019

How to Clean a Bathroom Fast | A Step by Step Guide

Does cleaning the bathroom feel like the absolute worst house chore ever invented? Maybe you’re just looking at things in the wrong light. In...

on May 21, 2019

Creating a safe home for your family

Creating a safe home for your family   Home is the starting place of love, hope and dreams, so it’s only sensible to make the home base...

on May 20, 2019

How to Rent Your Property

With over 25% of properties on the market for over 6 months in the UK, and nearly 10% on for almost a year, it is worth investing time in knowing...

on May 20, 2019

DIY Home Security Systems: The Basics You Need to Know

by Tom Grant on Jan 18, 2013

There are countless home security systems on the market today, which means choosing the right security system for your home can be a challenging task. This article will discuss different types of security systems and how they work to help you make an informed decision.

Electric Current Alarm System

This is the most commonly used type of home alarm. Basically, the system works by producing a steady current in the entry-ways. If an intruder attempts to open a door, the electric current will be cut off, causing the alarm to activate and create a loud noise. The system can also work silently, and each time there's an attempted intrusion, the silent alarm will notify the police. Electric current alarms can be placed in doors and windows in your home.

The major pro of this security system is its ability to monitor windows and doors while maintaining a steady current throughout your home. It's especially useful if you have small kids that you don't you want to prevent from opening certain doors or entryways. The main disadvantage is that electrical currents and lightning are known to interfere with the system.

DIY Home Security Systems

Wireless Alarm System

A wireless alarm system makes use of battery-powered radio transmitters and receivers that connect various components including cameras, motion detectors, central controllers, fire and smoke detectors and siren.

DIY homeowners can easily install this system. You can either buy a wireless alarm system online or at your local hardware store. The main advantages of using this system are that they're relatively easy to install, and you can pick your desired settings. The chief disadvantages though are that batteries may have to be replaced frequently, and there's limited space between cameras and sensors.

Monitored System

This is a paid security system that guards your home 24/7. By paying a monthly fee, your home can be monitored all the time. When the alarm gets triggered, the monitoring center is alerted, and they will check if your home and belongings are alright. The police will also be informed immediately in case of a security breach.

The major advantage is the 24/7 monitoring service provided by the call center. On the other hand, significant disadvantages include the costly price, and the possibility of sneaky burglars cutting the wires and stealing your valuables.

Unmonitored System

This type of home security system triggers a loud siren indoors and outside the home once the alarm is activated. If you're not at home, the neighbors will be able to hear the alarm and call the police. An unmonitored system may also include flashing lights to let neighboring people know the origin of the alarm.

The primary advantage of the system is the loud siren accompanied with flashing lights which typically scare away burglars. You also don't have to pay any monitoring fee. Compared to monitored systems, the major disadvantage of an unmonitored one is that you won't know directly if your alarm sounds while you're away. For an unmonitored system to work effectively, your neighbors should be willing to report any incidents in the event that the alarm is set off.

With these options, it's best to choose a security system that you think can safeguard your family and property effectively. Provide complete protection for your home not only by installing security systems but also by making sure that it's adequately insured. To find an independent home insurance agency, HomeInsurance.com helps customers compare multiple home insurance quotes.

Adam Vaught has a background in the home security industry. He enjoys providing tips and advice on the subject for a range of home security blogs and websites.

Author

tomgrant0012

Tom Grant

Sponsored Articles

Random Articles

Adding Lighting when Sunlight is Not Enough

A sunlit room is perfect for creating a bright and open ambience, but it is often the case that some rooms in your home do not get enough sunlight....

Electrical / Lighting

Water Damage Restoration

Water damage restoration is a specialized service that requires professionally trained cleaners. Most of the times, regular carpet cleaning guys...

Cleaning / Maintenance

Why You Should Hire a Plumber for Your Bathroom Renovation Project

If you’re thinking about partially or completely remodeling your bathroom, you must hire a professional plumber. Doing it yourself is not an...

Plumbing / Basements

Concrete Laying Tools

Concrete Laying Tools by MARK GREY. After the preparation work on any given surface begins the gruelling task of laying concrete, well, that is...

Tools / Woodworking

How to Protect Your Home and Everything in It During a Renovation

A home renovation project marks the beginning of something new and therefore, it is almost always an exciting prospect for the entire family....

Improvements / Remodeling

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | 411homerepair © 2019