With some many options, settings and providers it can be hard to determine which is the best option for the safety of your family and valuables.

Here are some of the basics of home security to help you decide which style of system is best suited to your needs.

Control Panel
The control panel includes an LCD panel that tells homeowners about the safety and security of there home. Most can provide complete home automation, enabling you to control the internal heating and cool system along with setting the alarm. The control panel will include a small battery to provide a backup if you experience a power outage.

Siren
Magnetic contacts are installed on all windows and doors, forming a circuit between when closed. If any doors or windows are opening whilst the alarm system is activated a loud siren noise will be activated. If the siren sounds for a specific period of time a notification will be set to your local police station and a unit will be dispatched to your place. The siren will continue until a password is entered into the alarm system

Motion Detection
Most home security systems usually come with motion detection to ensure the home is safe and secure when you are not there. These systems are built for people with pets in the home as well, and will not sound if the pets are roaming around when the system is turned on.

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Protection
Some home security systems can detect if there is smoke in your home if smoke is detected the alarm will be activated. If the alarm is activated for a specific period of time a notification will be set to your local fire station and a unit will be dispatched to your place.

Additional Considerations
Take into consideration the level of security you would like and your lifestyle. A wireless system is great for those tech-savvy and with children as you can access the system remotely. Helpful if you’re worried about a package delivery, a daily member needs to drop something off to you or the kids have forgotten their keys again.

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