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A Guide on Home Security Systems

by Thea Lee

Would you want to upgrade your home security? A high-quality home security system will not only prevent intruders from accessing your home but also improve the value of your home. Below are a few home security systems to consider.


They are probably the most popular home security system. When buying a CCTV camera, conduct some background research to investigate the genuineness and durability of the product you intend to purchase. It is especially so when buying online products.

You should also check the features of the CCTV system. For example, what is the camera's resolution? You should expect better clarity if the camera has more pixels. You could consider night vision abilities and weather-resistant materials that can ensure the camera is functional at night and outdoors. You will have a better picture if the area is illuminated.

The camera should have a backup power source to keep it functional when you do not have power in your house. The CCTV system should also have sufficient storage space to ensure you can retrieve footage at any time. Your CCTV system should be installed by an accredited professional. They will advise the best position to set the cameras, as well as ensure you get a clear picture. 

2. Restricted Access Systems

These are systems that prevent unauthorised personnel from entering your premises. They could range from fingerprint scanners, digital keypads or key card entry. The system you purchase should have enhanced capabilities. For instance, it can be synchronised with your CCTV cameras to identify your vehicle or family members. The system should have a simple operating mechanism. For example, you could add, place or remove restrictions through a mobile app. When purchasing the system, consider companies that provide support services such as free installation and regular maintenance. 

3. Alarms

Alarms will warn you when someone tries to break into your home or compound. Modern security alarms may have additional features such as a wellness panic button that sends an alert to your healthcare provider or emergency services if you fall ill at home. Remote access allows you to arm or disarm the alarm and its sensors when you are away from home. Other than smoke and temperature detectors, the alarm system should also have water sensors that alert you in case your house gets flooded. It is advisable to connect the alarm system with your security company. As such, they will respond if the alarm goes off. The alarm system should also have a backup power source. 

You can learn more about your options by contacting home security companies.