What’s New In Home Security

What’s New In Home Security


Every home should have some sort of protection whether it be dead bolts for the doors, window locks, motion lighting, etc. Your watchdog can do a stellar job of protecting your home, but what if you don’t have a guard dog on hand? For residents living in high crime areas, window bars, electronic protection systems and the like are common place, but does that mean people living elsewhere shouldn’t consider special security enhancements? A surveillance camera system can be a great way to keep track of who is on your property and when. Let’s take a look at the technological improvements in surveillance security and what you can do to protect your home.

A surveillance camera security system sounds expensive and, indeed, as recently as ten years ago only the most pricey homes had them. Today’s advancements in technologies is changing all of that, bringing surveillance systems down in price and to the average homeowner.

When seeking a security professional to install a home security system, you’ll learn that you have some choices in technology. To offer the best protection indoor and outdoor cameras should be installed with heat seeking or infrared cameras — an excellent way to spot intruders in the darkest environments. Combining an infrared camera with motion detector lighting will immediately capture the intruder in his tracks and record his every move. In many cases the lighting will cause the trespasser to flee, but you’ll still have taped evidence to show to the authorities and maybe you’ll play a part in capturing a serial burglar.

Popular with some systems are web cameras attached to computer systems. Strategically place, the camera can find out who is in your home and send that information to you while you are at work or on the road. You can take immediate action by notifying the police or your security company who may already be on their way especially if an alarm has been tripped. Working parents use these same systems to keep tabs on their sitters as well as older children left alone and pets who are by themselves.

Because the layout of every home is unique and the needs of every homeowner varies, having a customized home security system developed is the best way to go. Some systems add fire protection and smoke detection options to give the homeowner comprehensive protection. Financing of your home security system can treated as a home improvement project too for tax purposes.


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Matthew C. Keegan

Matt Keegan is a freelance writer and editor as well as publisher of "Matt's Musings", his personal blog. Matt covers campus, consumer, business and financial topics on various websites and blogs, and has been published in the "Houston Chronicle", "Sam's Club Magazine" and "Wisconsin Golfer".