Residential Security Systems
Learn about the different types of home security
Security systems are a hot
product today because they have proven to be a very effective way to keep a criminal out of most homes. Residential
security systems are being constantly updated so that families across the country can feel safer and more secure in
their own homes.
A criminal wants to find a house that has the fastest
way in and the fastest way out. If you are equipped with a system and one of your neighbors down the road is not,
in most cases, he will choose the one without an alarm.
You can get set up with a monitoring system that
protects your house 24 hours a day, whether you are home or not. The first thing the monitoring service will do is
call your house if the alarm is activated. If you do not answer and let them know that everything is okay they will
contact the police and have them sent. Depending on the closest officer to your home, they can be there in a matter
Many services will give you free equipment if you sign
up for the monitoring, but you have to stay with them until your contract is over. Usually the price for the
monitoring is quite low and affordable.
Many of your possessions may be covered by insurance
and may be replaced quite easily. Residential security systems are designed to not only protect these valuables,
but also your irreplaceable items such as jewelry and fine art, and the hassle of having to file insurance papers
and make the replacements.
Residential security systems hit a lot deeper than just
helping you avert losing your special items. Anyone that has been robbed knows the feeling of violation that occurs
with it. To see that somebody has come into your home and done this to your property is a personal violation that
nobody should have to experience.
There are two different types of residential security
systems you can use. One is monitored by a service, and one only offers local protection. This means that if
somebody breaks into your home the sound will go off but nobody will be notified about a potential
A residential security system that is monitored sends a
signal to a station along your phone line if your alarm goes off. New technology allows this signal to be sent
using a cellphone network or though an Internet connection for homeowners that do not use a regular phone
Many homeowner insurance companies offer special
pricing for homes that are equipped with a residential home security system. The savings you get from low insurance
rates can help offset any costs of a monthly monitoring charge, and you can feel more secure knowing that your
house is protected.