When it comes to security for your home there are so many different options available. Choosing the option that works best for you can be confusing. Here are some of the best home security options to consider.
- Complete monitored system –systems range from extensive, which include video monitoring and surveillance, to simple, including monitoring of opened doors or windows. The option that you choose will be determined by your personal needs and the cost. The more complete the system, the higher the cost. However, monitored systems are proven to work twofold. They prevent break-ins by alerting any possible offender that your home is monitored and the authorities will be called. They also provide a rapid response in the event of any kind of emergency, from burglary to fire.
- Audible alarm without monitoring – another popular option for homeowners is to choose a system that will make a loud, noticeable sound to alert the occupants and the neighbors that there is a breach or other emergency. These systems do work to help prevent break-ins, as long as the offender is unaware that the system is not monitored. They do not provide emergency response, however, so they can only work if there is someone nearby to hear the alarm and respond by contacting authorities.
- Basic burglary prevention techniques – some options available to prevent burglary to your home are installing automatic timers for your lights, dog barking alarm, “beware of dog” signs, and neighborhood watch programs. Obviously, these methods do not work in other types of emergencies, but they can be very effective in warding off potential crime in your home. Another example of one of the best home security options available is hiring a friend or family member to stay at your home while you are away.
Consider your budget when seeking home security options, and find a plan that works for you. It can be one of the options mentioned above, or a combination of 2-3 that work in conjunction to protect your home and belongings.