Burglars don't usually depend upon the light of the moon to break into homes; they depend on the daylight-because that's when they know most homes are empty! The kids are in school, the adults are at jobs or shopping...duhhh, even a halfwit burglar knows this is an opportune time!
Therefore, you should get a home security system that's designed to repel robbers in both the dead of day, not just night. This includes while you're home. And when you are home, a burglary turns into a "home Invasion" which often turns deadly.
- You may be sick in bed.
- You may be home telecommuting.
- Or maybe you have a weekday off.
- Maybe you work a night shift and you're home during the day.
- Are your kids home by themselves after school?
- Is Gramps there by himself?
- Do you travel frequently?
- Figure it all out and then investigate which home security system fits your lifestyle.
A home security system isn't just the alarm that shrieks when someone tries to break in. It can be a pendant that Gramps wears in case he falls. It could be remote monitoring of your latchkey kids.
A representative from a reputable home security company can answer all of your questions, such as how to make access to the control panel easy for kids and the elderly, while remaining hard to find by an intruder.
You'll probably learn a lot of what the most state-of-the-art system can do-things you wouldn't necessarily know that a security system is capable of, such as a text message triggered by the system's sensors-indicating that something anomalous is occurring at your house, such as a window being broken or a gas or water leak.
You'll also learn how to be smart about your system, such as making windows exceedingly difficult for an intruder to get through, including those you'd think were too small to matter.
If you have a garage, that requires yet another layer of security. An intruder may get in via a window, then get into the garage from the internal door that connects it to the house. He opens the garage and begins loading his van which is parked in the driveway, whistling nonchalantly while neighbors don't suspect a thing.
For optimizing your security options, you should consult with experts from well-known companies and read reviews from current customers to determine which options, features, benefits, bells and whistles are most appropriate for you.