Are you contemplating installing a new home security system? If the answer is yes, you're probably overwhelmed by the numerous options available on the market. However, the secret to choosing a security system that meets your unique needs is understanding what the system should help you achieve. But where exactly do you begin?
Here are four considerations to help you make an informed decision about security system installation.
Determine What You Need to Protect
Is the security of your home's interior your primary concern, or do you also need to secure the outdoor sections of your property? Is monitoring your family or kids while away from home among your top priorities? Do you have vulnerable members of society and need to keep an eye on any behaviour changes? Do you wish to incorporate other advanced features, including carbon monoxide alarms, smoke detectors or freeze detectors? Answering these questions will help determine what you need to protect and find the ideal security system for your home.
How Big and Vulnerable is Your Home?
Burglars often target single-family detached residences due to their numerous security loopholes and vulnerabilities. For example, such homes might contain multiple access doors, garage doors, or several ground-floor windows. These entry points offer much easier access to burglars and should be among the top items to secure on your priority list. Additionally, if your home contains a balcony or terrace accessible from the ground or adjacent units, find a reliable home security system to secure such points.
Think About Security System Installation
Another critical consideration for your home security system is the type of installation. Should you rely on professional installers or use the DIY approach? For example, installing wireless network systems might be easier for any homeowner since they don't involve cabling. However, hiring an experienced security installer might make more sense if you want professional results. Besides knowing the ideal security systems for your home, they understand applicable codes and proper installation techniques for a functional and reliable security system.
Consider System Scalability
Finally, if you aren't ready to invest in advanced home security systems that meet all security requirements, invest in security equipment that allows scalability. Furthermore, it should also work as an integrated system. But it's essential to assess your immediate home security needs carefully. Don't waste time installing a smaller lock and surveillance system to protect your home's entrance if you're only attracting burglars to return and gain access via the unsecured rear entrance.
My name's Stan and I'm a window cleaner. You might be wondering why I run a blog on window security, but let me tell you, there isn't much I don't know about window locks. I've seen it all when I'm on my rounds. Some people don't bother fitting window locks at all. Some fit them but don't use the most secure options for their window designs. To be fair, there are a lot of window security options out there from regular locks through to bolts and chain winders. If you're looking for a security boost on your windows, I hope you find some useful advice here that makes your home more secure.