One of the biggest concerns many consumers have about home security systems is that cables can be cut, making it easier for burglars and intruders to enter their homes without tripping over the security system. While a few years ago, wired home security systems were vulnerable to this type of sabotage, technology has evolved in recent years to make home security systems much more impenetrable.
In fact, older systems are so vulnerable that a would-be thief could turn off electricity to the property at the breaker box or cut the phone line and the property would be particularly vulnerable.
If you already have a home security system and it’s a few years old, you may find it sorely lacking when compared to some of the newer and more sophisticated systems now available through home security providers.
Newer and more modern home security systems offer significantly higher security and reliability than older systems. In fact, they contain an additional layer of protection that was not present in older systems. This layer of protection gives you the peace of mind you need to rely on the integrity of your home security system. The additional layer of protection acts like a secondary security system that will protect the primary system from being bypassed by shrewd thieves or intruders.
One of the main advantages of the newer systems is the presence of wireless technology. This means that there are no wires that a thief can cleverly cut. In addition, the fact that the emergency signal is sent to the monitoring station wirelessly, there is no concern that it will fail to act if the telephone line is tampered with.
For complete home security; however, homeowners should also make sure that they have additional security provisions on their windows to ensure that burglars also don’t try to enter through that method. This will provide an additional layer of protection for the homeowner in question. One of the new options available through improved technology is the type of detector that works to detect body heat as well as movement. This detector is very sensitive and will automatically detect the presence of anyone who might try to bypass the door and window alarms.
This type of application is suitable for both home and business and is ideal for detecting anyone who might try to hide in a facility during regular business hours to commit a crime after the building is closed.
Heat and motion detectors also serve to surround the home with a further layer of security as the alarm will sound before any possible intruder touches the home. This type of detector typically offers a range of about 35 feet and will work regardless of the weather. They also work day and night. The fine calibration and high-tech nature of these devices ensure that there is no worry about false alarms as they are very well tuned to distinguish between animals like cats and dogs and humans in order to act appropriately.
Wireless home alarms are more in demand these days because people don’t like the idea of dismantling their homes to connect the entry point to their home with sensors. Always check with your provider and discuss the installation plan and what hardware to use before signing any contract.