Protecting your home and family doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult. Home security gadgets are changing the way we look at safety in our day-to-day life. Smartphone apps, wireless systems, and even full home automation have been growing in popularity and are only getting more convenient and cost efficient as they are developed. Here we will look at different types of sensors that address the three common security tiers that include prevention, detection, and responsive sensors.
Security cameras are one of the best ways to remotely monitor your home and record footage from a remote app on your phone or computer. This is a very good solution where other sensors may not be as helpful or if you are not always at the property.
Window and Door Sensors
One of the most common sensors out there, these handy little guys are essential for any security system as they are easy to setup and typically cheap. Door and window sensors are recommended on all first floor entries but can be placed on any window or door.
Motion Sensors and Floodlights
Motion sensors use an infrared signature to detect large masses moving in the sensors field of view. When detected, the sensor sends a signal to your system to alarm. Pet lovers out there need not worry, as they are often adjustable to ignore anything below a certain threshold. Floodlights often use motion sensors and are very useful in deterring trouble away from your home as well as lighting the way when taking out the trash!
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide (CO)
Special smoke and CO sensors hook directly into your security system and alarm emergency personnel when needed. Smoke alarms and CO detectors are needed on all levels and high traffic rooms of the home.
Glass, temperature, and water sensors are among extra home security gadgets you can add to your system. Whether it is a smashed window, the prevention of pipes freezing in the wintertime, or detecting an already burst pipe, there is a sensor out there that can detect it. Panic buttons can also be helpful, especially for people who live alone. PERS (Personal Emergency Response System) technology acts as an on-person monitor that can get help when it’s needed — for example, when seniors need assistance after a fall.
The key to a good system is taking measures to prevent incidents with things like cameras, temperature sensors, and floodlights; detecting the threat by using door, window, CO and smoke detectors; and reacting to your situation by linking everything to a dispatch center. Setting up your security system is easy and almost effortless with all the unique options available today.