The Types Of Smart Security Systems Available for your Home
When it comes to your home security is number one. While we are thankfully not reliving the Purge movies, you can never be too careful. opportunist criminals are everywhere and protecting your home and your loved ones are priority number one.
Here at Top home Tech, we will go through different smart security solutions you can introduce into your home today.
Keypads and alarms
A keypad and burglar alarm comprises the most basic and important component of your home security system, as they are designed to create a barrier between your home and would-be thieves. You can install audible or silent alarms, which can connect directly to the police or a security company.
The use of home security cameras used to be the sole domain of the seriously rich, or the seriously tech-savvy, but advances in technology have brought the price and complexity of home surveillance systems right down. You can opt for wired or wireless cameras, motion-activated systems, constant record versions, or surveillance connected to the internet; depending on your budget, the choices are endless.
Worried that your maid might be stealing from you? Or do you think your nanny could be sleeping on the job? Most modern surveillance systems involve digital voice or video recording, which can help you to catch even the most cunning culprits. The recording process is often activated by sound or movement, and you can set it up so the date and time is also noted. The vision and sound can be recorded to DVR or directly to your computer.
Door and window contacts
These magnetic switches are used to protect doors and windows against a break-in. They are available as recessed contacts (which are hidden in the window tracks and door jams) surface mount contacts, and roller-ball contacts. While they will keep your windows and doors tightly closed, they won’t protect you against thieves who smash through glass or break down your doors.
Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
While most of us appreciate the importance of a smoke detector, less people understand how a carbon monoxide (CO) detector works. It is a device that monitors the presence of CO – a colorless and odorless compound – and sounds an alarm if detected in order to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
Picture this: you walk in the door after a long day at work, and find yourself ankle-deep in water. A burst pipe has flooded your kitchen (and your dining room, and your lounge…), and the water is still gushing from the leak. If you’d had a flood detector installed, it would have sensed the presence of water early on, and alerted you through a specific alarm code – saving you time and money during the repair effort.
Floor pressure pads
Floor pressure pads are designed to detect the weight of a person treading on them. Pop some pressure pads by your front door and below your windows, and you’ll know right away whether an unwanted intruder – or a soon-to-be-grounded teen! – is trying to sneak in.
Glass break detectors
These can help you to catch a burglar in the act as they attempt to enter your home, by “listening” for the sound of breaking glass. They’re generally available as hard-wired or wireless devices, and if they detect the sound of a plane of glass breaking, they will initiate your home alarm system