Home security systems come in many different designs and functionalities. Choosing between the several types out there can be a rather daunting task for many. Having an idea of what exactly you need, and your budget can help you find the right security system for your home. The most common types of home security systems are outlined below.
- Monitored Systems
This system has an integrated alarm and home monitoring system that will alert security agents or a call center if/when triggered. A monitored system will also send you an alert should someone attempt to gain entry into your home. These systems are considerably more expensive than other types.
- Unmonitored System
This works in an almost same way as the monitored system, only that it doesn’t notify the authorities or a call center. The system instead sets off a loud siren when triggered. The main idea is to attract attention to the house, as well as rely on neighbors to call the police especially if you are not at home. The loud siren is sometimes enough to drive away burglars. It also comes with flashing lights for easier identification of the target house.
- Wireless Home Alarm Systems
Wireless systems are relatively easy to install and come in handy in keeping your home safe and monitored. One of the advantages of wireless systems is that you get to choose a setting of your liking, and do not come with monitoring fees as well. You can, therefore, choose to use cameras, sensors, motion detectors, or beams for enhanced security.
- Electric Current Home Alarm Systems
Unlike most home security systems, this system only monitors entry points such as windows and doors. The system will send a soft beep when the door or window is opened. The system is installed as the house is being built. Electric current systems come in handy for monitoring small kids and teens, especially when you don’t want them leaving the house.
These are but the various types of home security systems on the market. These systems will come with either cameras, sensors, alarms, motion detectors, and other features that make them more effective.