Top Ten House Alarm and Home Security Systems

Today, a house alarm, and if possible a managed home security system, is needed to make sure your home's security. Not only does installing a home security system improve the safety of your family and possessions, but it can also decrease your home insurance costs. The Top Ten House Alarm and Home Security Devices list highlights ten devices and features of home security systems that can make your house a safer place.
The Top Ten
10. Talking Devices help you to be aware of the status of your home and monitoring as well as program the system. The talking feature possibly will not result in enormous conversation, but it will assist you understand your system a slight better.
9. Some home alarm systems consist of extras like Key Fobs and Remotes to control the system at remoteness. Somewhat like to a car's key fob, home security key fobs include buttons to activate and deactivate the house alarm system. Some even include a "panic" button that activates the house alarm and alerts the right authorities in the event of an emergency. Remote controls are similar and frequently larger. The features of remotes differ greatly and can include a full key pad, a talking feature and a panic button as well.
8. Yard Signs and House or Window Decals publicize your home's protection. The Greenwich Study of Residential Security found that homes without alarms were 2.7 to 3.5 times more likely to be burglarized, and that the most effective prevention was the alarm monitoring company's yard sign (SIA Research Update, Security Industry Association, October 2001). Some choose to post the signs to prevent possible break-ins without actually installing a home alarm system. While this effort will lower the odds of an attempted burglary, a yard sign alone cannot completely protect your home.
7. A Back-Up Power Supply is important in maintaining home security even during a power outage, when the risk of break-ins and prowling is increased. Your home alarm should be effective even when your power is not. The easiest to keep up back-up power supplies use standard size batteries. Look for a model that uses rechargeable batteries to lower your maintenance costs.
6. Smoke Detectors add another layer of protection to your home, in particular when they are incorporated into the home alarm system. Not only do smoke detectors be a sign of a fire and give you time to escape safely, but when included in a home security package, they automatically alert the managing company and the fire department. Some systems even integrate the power supply to the smoke detectors. That means you don't have to change the batteries ever!
5. Wireless Systems protect your home with no adding extra cords to trip over or extensive installation of in-wall cords. In wireless house alarm systems, each sensor or keypad communicates with the master control panel via radio frequencies or existing wiring in your home. A burglar will never be able to disarm the system by snipping the wires. This ensures the system is fully integrated and monitoring all parts of your home without using up your outlets or creating an obstacle course of wires for you.
4. Extra Key Pads are also significant. Exterior mounted key pads can provide secure keyless entry to your family. Some systems also offer remote control key pads which are lightweight and moveable. A home alarm system that features a security code with a key pad increases the security of your home. A monitored system can also lock down door after several repeated, failed attempts at entry which indicate a possible break-in effort.
3. Key pads may not always be enough to keep burglars out. Sensors on Windows and Doors reduce the risk of a burglar entering undetected and are a key part of a home alarm system. Motion Detectors within the home also increase the level of security. The most sophisticated motion detectors include a feature to ignore pets' movement to avoid constantly setting the alarm off inadvertently.
2. Installation, Monitoring, and Repair Services increase not only the level of safety but the convenience of keeping your home safe. A house alarm alone cannot notify the police or fire department in the event of an emergency. The most complete systems include buttons to notify police departments, fire departments and medical help instantly. Another advantage offered by the best monitoring companies is live customer support and full service installation and repair of the system by employees who have been background checked, licensed and drug tested to ensure your safety. Finally, some companies even offer relocation services to keep you secure even when you move.
1. The classic Master Control Panel is very important to any home alarm system. The central hub of the system, the control panel is usually wall-mounted in an easily accessible place. The panel receives information from all other sensors and key pads, computes it, and transmits relevant information to the monitoring company. If you choose to arm the system from the panel when you leave the house, the master control panel also receives the disarm code when you return home. Some can even be disarmed by telephone!
Of course, this list is not complete, and the needs of every home and homeowner are diverse. 

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