Some major advancements in the home security system is the fact that it has moved from gaudy wire trips across the front door to 35 feet of it, protecting the yard and all your belongings with such things as infrared motion detectors and state of the art sensors for heat and vibration.
All of these things while still having the secondary protection of window and door trip mechanisms that will almost guarantee that an alarm will set off before that burglar can reach you or your family. This helps homeowners feel like they are more in control of their lives and enables them to live more freely as they would had they never had to think about burglars or having some stranger invade their home.
With the new boom of wireless technology incorporated into home security systems your protection is ever more tamper proof and reliable than it ever has been before. Also with as many ways to keep a burglar out as he can come up with to get in, you can feel safe and secured in your home just as you should be. The batteries in most alarms are now rechargeable lithium ones and most home security systems can last upwards of three years before ever needing to be updated or dealt with. Back up battery generators also help you to feel more secure as they will be there should your power or phone line ever be cut or damaged.
In fact a back up power source can power you home security system for weeks if it has to, this not only helps with break ins but also with any hazardous weather conditions that might shut your power off. Which means when your neighbors are left stranded in their homes you will still be able to reach emergency contact. Which leads us to yet another state of the art advancement in home security systems: that is the ability to contact the police in the case of trouble. This will be done automatically for you the very second your alarm goes off and the police will be on their way to catch the intruder. This makes you safer and doubles the chance of them putting another house robber behind bars.
Some systems even offer further emergency contact: such as an automatic dial to the fire department if your fire detection sensors (more advanced than common smoke detectors) sense unusually hot temperatures in your house. These alone are life savers and tend not to go off as clumsily as orthodox some detectors. They will also sound an alarm to wake you up. On the reverse for people living in colder climates that may have to deal with power outages or frozen lines, there is an option of freezing sensors that will warn the homeowner if your home is getting dangerously cold and may cause a pipe to burst or such. Carbon monoxide sensors will also notify you if any of this deadly gas is leaking into your home. These advancements is home security systems can be life savers.