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How to Find the Best Home Security Devices

The amount of home burglary cases in the United States alone has become a tremendous challenge for law enforcement agents. Since the onset of the global pandemic, the FBI recorded up to 20 home break-ins a day in 2021. This figure translates to over 1 million burglaries in the U.S. alone. More surprising is that a staggering 75% of homeowners still do not have access to proper home security systems. 

Home Security Devices

Considering that burglary is a repeat offense, it has become paramount for homeowners to invest in security systems as the first line of defense. Unfortunately, many top-tier systems are expensive and inaccessible. However, it is possible to purchase individual home security devices and get a functional security system. 

In principle, finding the right blend of devices to make up a complete security system can be tedious, which is why we have developed a set of criteria you can use to find the best home security devices for your home. 

What to Look for in-home security devices

Home security systems come in different shapes and sizes. More equipment means more expensive running and monitoring costs. For this reason, it is crucial to concentrate on the vital components. 

Critical Features

The first criteria should be to prioritize protection. This fact means looking for devices that can effectively monitor, lock and alert you once there is any malicious activity. The first consideration is an alarm system equipped with a panic button that alerts law enforcement immediately. 

Then you need a camera system with recording capabilities that will provide video evidence of perpetrators. Here are a few components you should consider.

  • Motion detection
  • Interior and Exterior coordinated cameras
  • User-friendly control panel
  • Smart technology integration
  • Remote operating system

For modern systems, these features are critical. Smart-Home technology allows you to integrate your system and control your home security devices from remote locations. You can monitor your home from your office and get regular updates when there is a threat to safety. 

A home security system should also be easy to use. This user-friendliness will allow you and your family to know what to do when a break-in occurs. 

Crime Prevention

A home security system should serve the specific purpose of deterring burglars. While many devices are for monitoring, you must prioritize proactive equipment. The idea is to prevent the crime before it happens.

Such equipment includes an effective alarm system that is difficult to vandalize or a panic button that alerts the nearest law enforcement agent. A study by the University of North Carolina found that 60% of burglars avoid breaking into homes with alarm systems. 

The study also showed that an alarm system is the first thing a burglar looks for before breaking into a residence. 

Spotlight Camera

Although this is not a common feature in many modern home security systems, it is one quality that is quite effective. A motion detecting spotlight camera lights up an area as soon as it senses any activity. In principle, if a burglar comes anywhere near your home, the spotlight camera will light up the premises. 

Spotlight Camera

Professional Monitoring

Even with the best home monitoring equipment, you still require a rapid response emergency system in case of a burglar breaks in. It is impractical to think that you can personally monitor your home effectively without professional help. 

Try to find home security devices that work with rapid response emergency services. A panic button that directly links you to an emergency call center. Emergency service personnel trained to talk you through stressful situations will help you through the process. 

Wireless Sensors

When looking for security equipment, go for wireless devices. Not only are they cheap and easy to install, but they are also harder to vandalize. Wireless equipment also provides remote access that allows you to operate them from any smart device. 

Wireless devices save you from obvious wiring that can clutter your home and make it easy for burglars to find your security system.

Final Thoughts

Getting a home security system is not as difficult as many people think.

Once you know which equipment works best, you can easily set up an effective home security network. There are plenty of plug-and-play devices on the market that you can purchase and set up without professional help.

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