Even a quick scan into the newspaper headlines and news channels is enough to make one realize how crime rates are on the rise. Incidents of robbery, theft, burglary, trespassing and even more violent crimes like murders and rapes after breaking into residences are not unheard of. For a place one calls home, that is the anchor of one’s existence in this society, a security system is a much needed smart investment.
In times like today, denial of the same on pretext that “this could never possibly happen to me” is nothing but sheer ignorance.
There have been various security systems available in the market for the same.
There are monitored systems that are connected to call centers with the help of telephone lines and there are unmonitored systems that trigger off an alarm in case of unusual activity and rely on the neighbors to then swing into action or call the cops.
There are hard wired systems that connect the sensors physically to a central control panel and various other systems like infrared detectors, ultrasonic burglar alarms, electric current home alarm systems, glass break sensors etc. A breakthrough however in the home security system technology is the Wireless system that uses battery-powered radio transmitters and receivers for connecting the various components.
It uses components like the touchpad/keypads, cameras, sensors, sirens, motion detectors, control panel/central controllers, alarms and even video displays. It relies upon radio frequencies that are transmitted by the windows, door links and motion activated sensors. The activation and deactivation of the system is provided by touch pads that are located at the entrances to the home.
To activate the same, one need to input the code in the control panel before entering or exiting. The panel then sends remote signals to the rest of the system which in turn activates the alarms.
These alarms would go off in case of breaking open of doors and windows or motion detection (which depends on the individual configuration of each system.) These are battery run hence there is no chance of failure in case of power cut. However regular battery check and change is advised.
The first and foremost benefit of having a wireless is the easy set up. It doesn’t require drilling of any special holes in the walls or other physical modifications to one’s house. It saves one from a lot of possible physical damage to the house/residence building that one would have to undergo in case of a hard wired set up.
These wireless home security systems are available in the market or can be ordered online. They come with a DIY (Do It Yourself) installation set up and are hassle free and uncomplicated. A wireless system in fact is much easier to handle, in comparison to other security checks while shifting homes.
Certain systems allow for automated calls to programmed numbers in the event of an alarm going off thereby saving the expenditure of hiring a professional monitoring service.
Some however can notify you on your cell phones or pagers in case someone trespasses into your property. Apart from providing security, certain modified versions of the equipment have built in technology to give the user control over lighting and appliances of the household. Also, the system monitors and gives out a danger call on detection of smoke, fire or carbon mono oxide.
Thus purchase of these wireless home security systems and installation is very much a part of building and decorating a home itself. Not only will such powerful ‘watch dogs’ give you the peace of your mind and safety, if installed by the entire neighborhood, it’ll ensure a safe and sound society.