The security system for the home is a phrase that usually brings to mind sophisticated electronic systems indicated by small pennants or stickers on the outside of the house. The reality is that it is not necessary to resort to the considerable expense necessary to get one of these luxurious alarm systems installed and to protect you. Intruders, thieves, and home invaders can be avoided at least to some degree by a variety of other security measures.
Wireless alarm system
The wireless alarm system is the Mercedes of the home security devices industry. This type of security device responds every time a sensor installed inside the house is interrupted. The associated warning signs may be a siren or flashing lights. In some cases, the interruption of the signal sends a notification to the security company or to the police.
A safety device for the home that is easy to install and very effective is the door peephole. This low-tech security measure allows you to determine if you want to open the door to your guests. While a peephole does not offer security against a forced entry, it can offer you the protection you lose every time you open the door to a stranger.
External movement sensor
An exterior motion sensor is a safety measure that automatically turns on a light to shine in the area where movement has been detected. The light of an exterior movement sensor serves to inform you of potential danger, as well as potentially to drive away an intruder who does not want to carry out his crime under the bright light of artificial lighting.
Closed circuit video system
Closed circuit video surveillance is no longer just for commercial entities. Many of these systems have been designed for installation on their own. The camera system can be linked to a monitor, your television or a video recorder. Some closed circuit video systems are equipped with sensors that automatically transmit an image to a receiver. If you want to replace the motion detection component, you can usually set up the continuous recording system.
Locks for windows
Security devices that can be connected to windows include lock systems that are screwed into the frame. A guillotine window lock effectively locks the window in place and can only be opened with a key.
Locks for doors
Locks are much more effective in resisting forced entry attempts than standard door locks. The maximum protection is realized when the bolt has a rectangular bolt that slides inside the jamb of the door by at least one inch (2.5 centimeters). A chain lock can provide some additional protection by allowing you to open the door halfway to see who is outside, but provide little security against a door being forced to open it.
The security measures for the home can be extended to the garage or the entrance. The protection against the theft of a vehicle can be increased with the use of a wheel clamp, more commonly known as a clamp. This device is connected around the wheel with the clamp so that the vehicle can not move.