There are many reasons to invest in a home security system, especially in today’s day and age. While many typical suburban families may not consider themselves to be the type of household in need of a home security system, there are various risk factors in play that may not be all that obvious from a superficial point of view.
Here are a few types of home surveillance system you should purchase.
Monitored Security Systems
Monitored security systems actively monitored by a professional home security company. When the system detects a break-in, fire, or other emergencies, it notifies the security team and, in some cases, emergency responders.
One of the biggest advantages of a monitored system is you don’t have the burden of monitoring the system when you’re away from home. Leaving the monitoring to the professionals may give you additional peace of mind.
Unmonitored Security Systems
An unmonitored system can also be known as a standalone alarm system. With this arrangement, if one of the sensors is triggered the siren will sound but no notifications will be sent out. It is the sound of the siren that alerts the residents and neighbors that there may be a danger.
If you are away from home you are relying on the sound of the siren to scare away the burglar and the neighbors to call emergency services.
Wired Home Security Systems
The components of wired home security systems connect to an alarm panel that has low-voltage wiring. All entry points of your home will be wired back to the main control panel along with motion detectors, keypads, and other security devices.
These hard-wired alarm systems provide a more trustworthy connection than wireless systems because the main panel knows the real-time status of each device within the system.
Wireless Security Alarm Systems
If your home doesn’t have a security system pre-installed, wireless systems can solve several problems. You won’t have to worry about drilling holes or making other modifications. Wireless is an attractive option for renters, historic homes, or buildings with significant interior brick, stone, or marble construction.
Renters or homeowners who change residence will also be able to take advantage of the portability of most wireless systems as they will simply disconnect and reconnect at your new address.
Even if you live in a gated community, security issues are still possible and it’s better to be safe than sorry. Regardless of whether you rent or own your home, if you want to protect what’s inside, you should invest in a home security system.
If you are about to install a security camera system or already using one, it is advised that its default login credentials should be changed immediately. This is because hackers can use exposed and vulnerable cameras with their default username and password to carry out large scale DDoS attacks by making your system part of their botnet without your knowledge.