Home Alarm System


Friday, May 15, 2009

Home Security-Tips to Prevent Home Invasion

In the articles "Home Security-Home Invasion Threat Parts I and I" we discussed what Home Invasion was, some tips to avoid being a victim and what to do if you became a victim. In this article we are going to focus on prevention.

To review, Home Invasion is a term coined by police departments to describe a burglary of a home when the occupants are there. Most burglaries occur when the occupants are not at home because quite frankly the perpetrators don't need the added stress of dealing with people who might be armed and angry. What a mess that would be.

To my humble way of thinking Home Invasion is potentially a much more heinous crime than a burglary because the threat of injury or death to the occupants (you and your family) is definitely a huge risk.

Home Invasion has a much higher prospect of confrontation by its' very nature and is thus potentially far more dangerous. On the other hand since it is basically a burglary with people at home, the principles that apply to burglary prevention would work here as well with a few additions.

Some basic facts: 1. Police authorities estimate that 90 % of all burglaries/home invasions are preventable. 2. In 17% of all crimes domiciles were violated. 3. The average burglar will spend no more than 2 minutes trying to get into a home. 4. A burglary occurs every 15 seconds. So how do we stop this from happening and prevent home invasions? It seems obvious to me that you want to make your home an "uninviting" target by putting out the "UNWELCOME" mat. Advertise to everyone this house is not going to be a pushover. "Mr. Burglar, you are in for a hard time if you pick on us."

---Is you home well lit? Even motion activated spots are great.

---Are there hiding places next to your home? Remove all shrubs and large plants that could provide hiding places next to your home.

---Get out your "UNWELCOME" signs. Start with Neighborhood watch signs. www.usaonwatch.com Then have some signs that announce obstacles "beware of guard dog", "these premises protected by..." etc. And my favorite, an NRA sticker on your window or someplace conspicuous. You get the idea. Advertise that your home is not a good idea for burglary or home invasion.

---Dummy surveillance cameras provide a few minutes of thought for a potential intruder.

---Make sure you have some non lethal self defense weapons such as pepper sprays and stun guns located in a few places around the house. Even some audible alarms will help.

These inexpensive methods of prevention will make your home an uninviting target for a potential burglar/home invader. His job is to break into your home if you are home or not. Advertise to everyone it is not a good idea to even consider your home by putting out the "UNWELCOME" mat.

Chances are very good that you are reading this because in some way crime has touched your life or you want to be proactive and protect yourself, family, home, or business from the ravages of crime. That is the first step.

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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Do You Really Need A Home Security Alarm Systems

The world we live in is filled with robbery and crime due to evident differences of classes in our society. Everyday we read in the papers about burglaries and other sorts of crimes. However, a way to protect our homes against burglaries and other crimes is by installing home security alarm systems.

Home systems are one of the effective ways in protecting our homes and families. Installing home security alarm systems in our homes will make robber, burglars and other criminals think twice. The home security alarm systems these days are more sophisticated and highly advanced. The word security means a condition of being protected against any threat or harm. Home alarm systems are easy to operate. These home alarm systems have various interconnected sensors and control units. Home systems are equipped to detect fire, burglar and any intrusion. The sophistication of home security alarm systems ranges from noisemakers to a more complex systems. When an unauthorized entry is detected, the home system sends a signal to the homemonitoring company or to the local law enforcement agency. In some cases like fire, the security alarm system will then trigger an alarm to notify the occupants and then dials the local fire department. In other home systems, a sprinkler system is activated to contain a fire or slow down its progress.

The most important aspect in having a home security alarm system is that in time of emergencies like burglary, carbon monoxide poisoning or fire, the proper authorities are notified. Or in some security alarm systems, the security monitoring company employs specialist to determine the course of action needed on a particular emergency. No one compromises security, that is for sure. But now, danger have gone to such a level that padlocks, chains, fences and even doors and shuttered windows can not really afford a respite against such a looming threat.

Some home systems are monitored twentyfour hours a day by its local monitoring stations. When the security alarm system is set off, the monitoring station will contact the homeowner by telephone to find out if the alarm is false or not. In such case, the monitoring company uses a password to confirm that the one answering the telephone is not an intruder. The monitoring station will then contact the local law enforcement agency if necessary. Having an efficient and reliable home security alarm system is an effective way to protect your home and to provide you security at all times.

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Real Estate - Consider a Home Security System

Currently, seventeen percent of American homes have a security system. Do you need one? That's a difficult questions. You must should consider your reasons for wanting one versus the initial cost of installation and ongoing monthly monitoring fees.

Some of the obvious reasons for wanting one is the fear of waking up to find an intruder invading your space. Wanting to feel more secure in your environment is another important reason.

While consider installing a system, it would be worth the effort to check out other alternatives. There are many steps you can take to prevent an intrusion in your home such as:

1. Close the garage door at all times. 2. Lock the garage door behind yourself. 3. Check your windows for security. 4. Add dowels or a bar on the bottom track of your sliding Sliding glass doors. 5. Use a timer to vary the on/off times of lights when you are out. 6. Ask your neighbors to keep an eye on your property when you are gone. 7. Stop the mail when you are away. 8. Inform the police that you are out of town. 9. consider owning a dog.

In the event you decide to proceed with a purchase, ask questions. Doing your due diligence in advance of your signing a contract will save you many hours of stress later. The company you chose should give you customer referrals, have a license to operate in your area, give you a written contract with prices, monitoring charges, lists of the equipment to be installed and provide education to you in the use of their system.

It is important you understand everything you will be receiving, what the operation and guarantees are on the equipment and installation. Can you upgrade the system in the future if need be. Check with your local Better Business Bureau before you sign a contract.

Check with your friends and neighbors to see if they have an alarm system. Do they recommend the company the use? Ask as many questions as you can think of before proceeding.

Nan is an Accountant and Real Estate Agent. She has provided you with an information site for research concerning RealEstate.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Protecting Your Home With A Home Security System

No matter where you live, it is important for you to make sure your home is secure. If you have your own home, it is likely that you are paying a lot of money to maintain it. The last thing you need is someone robbing you or destroying the property that you've worked hard for years to acquire and maintain. By using a home security system, you will be comfortable in knowing your property is protected. In a sense, even though most people living in apartments do not own them, they are more at risk of being robbed than people who live in their own homes. This should give them an even bigger reason to purchase home security systems.

Keeping the home secure should be important to anyone who values their freedom and the things they've worked hard to acquire. It isn't enough to simply depend on your local law enforcement agencies. More often than not, by the time the police arrive, it is already too late. It is much easier to take the necessary stepts to protect your home instead of trying to rely on law enforcement officials once your home has been robbed. Thieves have become more skilled than ever before. While adding a simple lock to your home may have worked 50 years ago, it is now easy to go online and find books which will tell you how to bypass a wide variety of locks.

When you talk to most people about home security systems, the first thing that comes to their mind is expensive equipment. While some of the home security systems available on the market can be expensive, there are cheaper options available, and you can get a great deal if you know where to look. Depending on where you live, you may already have high levels of security. This is especially true for people who live in gated communities. If you are about to move to a new location, you should spend a bit of time researching crime and statistics for the area in which you plan to move. Living in a high risk area can increase your chances of being robbed.

Another thing that you should watch is your personal habits. Many people have their homes broken into because they send signals to criminals that they have things that are worth stealing. While there is nothing wrong with wearing expensive jewelry and clothes, many people give off the signals that criminals need. In most cases, a thief won't break into your home unless they feel you have valuables. Driving around in an expensive car or wearing costly jewelry can make you a potential target.

A number of communities have started a "neighborhood watch program," and this is a low cost way that neighbors can work together to keep crime out of their neighborhood. In addition to installing cameras or alarms in your home, you may want to purchase a guard dog. Most intruders will turn the other way when they encounter a Rottweiler, Bull Mastiff, German Shepherd, or Doberman. It is also important for you to look at your living situation. Is there always somone at home? Or are you and your family constantly gone on trips? The answers you give to these questions should help you determine your security needs.
Michael Colucci is a writer on Home Security Systems which is part of the Knowledge Search network

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Living A Secured Life with a Home Security System

Home security system has become more of a necessity than a luxury. Nowadays, installing a security system in our home or any infrastructure is a must. At present, the safety of our assets is at risk because we may never know when a burglar would try to break in our houses.

Having a security system?

? Would somehow decrease the probability of burglary.

? Would give you peace of mind.

? Would lessen your worries of possible intruder.

? Would give you a feeling of security of your investments.

Home security system is categorized as?

? Closed-Circuit ? when the door is closed, the flow of electricity is continuously flowing. The alarm will be triggered when the door is opened.

? Open-Circuit ? this is the counter part of a closed circuit. When you open the door, the circuit is closed which means there is a continuous flow of electricity. The alarm activates when the circuit is opened.

Basic designs of a closed-circuit alarm system compose of?

? battery ? source of power supply

? metal switch (spring driven) ? fabricated on door frames

? magnet ? implanted on the door (lined up usually on switch)

? buzzer (separately-powered) ? with a relay-forced switch

How does it work?

The circuit is completed when the metal switch is being pulled by the magnet. This happens when the door is closed. The circuit of the buzzer stays open when the relay?s electromagnet is energized through the flow of electricity. When the door is opened, the magnet is moved causing the switch to be on its open position which would trigger the alarm.

Modernized design of a closed-circuit system composes of?

? Control box ? it is in here where the whole wiring system is terminated, location of the battery and connection of phone lines.

? Keypad ? this is the support of the system.

? Siren ? noise created when possible intruder is detected.

? Motion detector ? senses possible intruder.

? Window and door connection ? alters the alarm when the window and door is opened.

? Monitoring Station ? for monitored security system only.

How does it work?

The control box is connected to more than one alarm circuits. It checks the circuits and triggers the alarm when it is closed or opened. Once it is triggered, the siren won't stop from making noise not until an individual enters a pass code at the keypad connected to it. In additional, the control panel is often positioned in an unseen spot of the house wherein the intruder can?t find to prevent him from destroying it.

How does a monitored security system works?

1. An intruder is sensed by the motion detector.

2. A 30-45 seconds allowance is given to the owner to deactivate it for possible false alarms.

3. If not deactivated, the security alarm system sends message to the company in charge of monitoring the security system over telephone lines.

4. To verify the message, the company would place a call to the homeowner. If improper pass code is given or the call is unanswered, they would proceed on calling the police.

5. It is then the duty of the police to respond.

Remember! Burglars nowadays are at times knowledgeable of security systems. It is our prerogative on where to install our security system and keep its control box in a place unseen. Security system does not keep the burglar from breaking in, rather they are of big help to somehow lessen the chances of burglary.

Dave Poon is an accomplished writer who specializes in the latest in Alarm Security Systems. For more information regarding Home Security System please drop by at http://www.alarmsystemworld.com/.


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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Free Home Security Systems - A Historical Perspective

Let me just preface this article by pointing out the fact that Professional Grade Security Equipment is not inexpensive. Never has been, probably never will be.

It can cost a lot of money to properly secure a home or business. It is not at all unusual for homeowners to invest thousands of dollars in their Security Systems. So just how do companies afford to give them away? I can tell you how it happened in my little slice of the world.

Many years ago, some associates and I were on the forefront of a new and emerging business model in the Security Industry. We discovered that there were companies willing to pay really good money for alarm system monitoring contracts.

At that point in time, we were in the business of selling Security Alarm Systems to homeowners and small businesses. We were charging about $ 1,000.00 for equipment and installation for the average sized home.

Without giving away my age, we are speaking in 1990 dollars, so you might need to adjust for inflation to get the real picture. I will say it again, Security Systems are not cheap.

In addition to the cost of the installation, our customers were required to sign a 3-year contract for our alarm monitoring service. At that time, we were offering the monitoring service at $ 19.95 a month.

A now defunct company out of Texas approached us with a proposition. If we sent our monitored accounts to their central station and had our customers sign their 36-month monitoring contract, they were willing to pay us 30 times the monthly fee.

The proverbial light went off! We were in a highly competitive market in which about a dozen companies struggled for market share. All of our competitors were charging fees that were pretty close to the same, which made it difficult to gain a competitive advantage.

We reasoned that with our new found Texas connection, we could offer our basic Security System Package at $ 299.00 for installation and $ 24.95 a month for monitoring and still earn the same amount of money on each system. Affordable Security!

Suddenly we were 1/3 the price of our competition and of course being young, assertive and totally oblivious to the future, we immediately embarked on an aggressive new marketing strategy. Radio and television ads, mass marketing campaigns, bulk mailers, boiler rooms and door knockers replaced our phone book advertising.

We go from 6 or 7 installations a week to well over 40. The money was great and the closing ratio was phenomenal. Orders were rolling in as quickly as we could set appointments.

Our competitors catch on quickly and get their own Texas connection. They call us out and drop their price to $ 199.00; we fire back and drop ours to $ 99.00. The war is on.

We rent a display booth at the local Parade of Homes. A giant sign coaxes visitors to sign up for a drawing for a ?free home security system?. Hard candy and cold water to close the deal and we received over a thousand entry forms in a little over a week.

Well let me tell you, that was one heck of a drawing. All the winner had to do to claim their prize was commit to a 3-year monitoring agreement at $ 29.95 per month.

Over the next few weeks, we discovered that we could give away a free ?basic? security system to everyone who entered our drawing and still make money.

The rest as they say, Is History.

Roy Stephenson is a Security Consultant with over 21 Years Experience Designing and Installing High End Integrated Security Systems. He is currently the VP of Marketing at http://www.Security-Kits.Com & http://www.EZWatchstore.com.

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Save Money On Your Home Security System

One of the largest and fastest growing consumer markets are home security systems. From city dwellers to farmers, home security systems provide residents with the security and peace of mind that they seek when away from home or at night when they are most vulnerable to break-ins and attacks. This lucrative market can get very pricey for consumers, but it doesn't have to be that way if you follow several important tips as outlined below.

The thought of having one's home ransacked while away or, worse, while sleeping at night is the ultimate feeling of being violated. While most crime is fairly widespread, many crooks will sweep through a neighborhood and break into several homes over the course of a few nights. Particularly during the summer when many homeowners are away, scores of houses can get hit before the police are able to establish a pattern. Fortunately, when homes are equipped with an alarm system, the police are immediately notified and patrol cars are dispatched. The more homes equipped with alarm systems, the greater the chance that crooks will be caught or stopped in their tracks.

Most home security systems come with a wall mounted keypad that controls vulnerable break in sections of your home including doorways, windows, and through the garage and/or by way of the basement. Typically, you will have to sign a one year contract in order to receive the best benefits including receiving the keypad for free and/or one or two months free with your purchase.

Before signing any contract determine if there is an escape clause that allows you to cancel the contract if unsatisfied with it for whatever reason. If there isn't an escape clause you could end up being stuck with a system that is inferior or doesn't offer the level of protection you seek such as an automatic call to the authorities to check out your home.

One big advantage of a home security systems is that most insurance companies will give you a deduction of ten percent or more off of your homeowner?s policy. In addition, you can save more money if you sign up with a plan that offers a coupon through a mass mailing or via a newspaper advertisement. Altogether, you may be able to reduce the cost of a security system by as much as one third if you shop around, aggressively compare plans, and take the insurance discount.

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