According to a report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in the first six months of 2014 property crime declined when compared to the same period of 2013. There was a 14% decrease. There was also a 5.6% decrease in larceny-theft offenses. This may be due to the wide use of modern security systems in residential areas.
Locksmiths are keeping up with the technology as it continues to improve by offering both traditional and modern security systems. The combination of traditional dead bolts and a hi-tech security system is a great way to keep thieves out of your home.
Here’s a look at some of the key components to consider when getting a home security system.
Alarm systems can be either wired or wireless. Having security cameras setup around your home is one surefire way to discourage burglars from trying to break into your home.
Modern alarms are designed with a separate power supply that monitors the circuits and sounds the alarm when it senses an intruder. Modern systems require security codes to shut the sounding alarm off. Experts recommend installing it an area that is out of the way so that intruders cannot quickly spot it and possibly destroy it.
Install Detection Devices to Avert Intrusion
High quality security deadbolts and various detection devices are your second entry defense.
Magnetic sensors can be attached to windows and doors. When the alarm is set and a window or door is opened the alarm will sound. Other defenses include break glass detectors, passive infrared (PIR), ultrasonic detectors, and pressure mats.
Devices with Auto Activated calls
Many control units have self-activation features that dial 999 and give a recorded message, or the direct line to the communication center of the security firm. Some models even delay the sounders on site to be delayed to allow the police to catch the intruders, but it’s safer to keep them out, and the most practical way to do that is to startle and scare them off by sounding the alarm quickly.
Complete your security system with a surveillance camera. It’s a great way to ensure that you’re aware of everything that is happening, when and hopefully, why. Home security systems aren’t just about guarding your possessions, your family, and home, but also peace of mind.
By addressing your security needs, you can also activate your smoke, carbon monoxide, and other detectors to improve your chances of survival in the event of an emergency. Call us today for more information on how we can help secure your home.
A1 Locksmith of the Palm Beaches Inc. is one of the leading providers of security related services in West Palm Beach. Our services include sale and installation of locks, safes and other security systems, repair and maintenance of the same and professional help during emergencies provided by our specially trained employees.