Nowadays a house or even an apartment is not considered complete without an acceptable home security systems Not having one often affects the market price of the property too - downwards if your home security system is found wanting or even non existent. People are just too worried about the rising levels of crime. One of the problems for home owners is that shops and other businesses have got their act together and are very well protected in general. This has forced the average criminal too turn his attention to houses.
The number of burglaries has risen by almost 10% over the last five years because of this fact so now every household should be considering upgrading, replacing or installing a new home security system. It is a shame that the situation has come to this, but it is so. I myself was attacked in my home by burglars ten years ago. They tied me up and threatened me with a knife. They also threatened to skin my dog in front of me. It was not pleasant.
Modern technology makes it easy to fit a very good home security system, without having to spend a great deal of money. Often when you have work done on your home or your car, the labour element of the cost is more than that of the parts you wanted. It can be the same with the installation of a home security system. However, a wireless home security system can be fitted by any reasonably capable person, which allows you to save money or just get a better system.
If you can run a wire from a fuse box and climb a ladder you can install a home security system yourself. With older wired systems, it was tricky to hide the wires that ran to the sensors. You had to tuck them behind coving and skirting boards an chase them into the plaster. It is a lot of work to do it properly, but it is simpler with a wireless system.
If you go wireless, the only thing you will have to do or have done is wire the central control box directly to the fuse box and wire up the external siren too. After that you can just fix the proper sensors in the proper places and you are done. All of this is explained in the instructions, which I suggest you scan while you are in the shop in case they are in badly translated Chinese.
You can take the basic home security system as far as you like. Modern wireless technology permits many extras and varieties. A basic system would consist of the control box, the external siren and all the sensors, but you should add outside security lights to this as a necessity. They can be wirelessly linked to the control box too.
Then you could add surveillance cameras and a speaker-phone on the front door. All of these things can relay information to your control box and from there to a PC, if required. The Internet can be used as an interface to control your system as well, if you want - even from work or while on holiday!
A wireless home security system is a very adaptable piece of equipment, but is not that complicated to install, go to the mall as soon as you have time to get some brochures.
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