In this 21st century, the security of life and property has moved from being the sole responsibility of government but has extended to every individual to make contributions in order to ensure the safety of lives and properties in his or her environment. Failure to do so is tantamount to risking one life at the expense of simple management of looking out for others. As the saying goes that, a stitch in time saves nine, and precaution they say is better than cure. 

To justify the above you’ll agree with me that putting in place a good home security system solves half if not more of every household security threat. Having a home security system in place gives the owner of such an apartment a kind of confidence that can’t be explained by those who don’t have such. In this write-up, we discuss what home security system is all about, its components and its usefulness.

What is Home Security System

A home security system in a brief can be explained to mean different ways at which a family of member(s) of a family adopt electronically to provide security within their household against any form of theft or incident. These means of securing an abode one lives in can be installed in the form of security hardware to monitor, alert or combat any form of external invasion or internal manipulations.

It is reported that every 13 seconds there is a burglar invasion across the States, 4 of which within a minute which brought the total of burglar within 1 hour to a staggering number of 240. The above should give you enough reason to want to secure your home and surroundings, in doing so, the best option one could go for is the home security system.

Simply put, the Home security system is the combination of different electronic components put in place to secure and protect your home.

Different Types of Home Security System Components

a) Security Camera: having a security camera at some strategic places in your house to monitor and surveil your environment while you are inside or at work is a necessity these days, as this will serve as eyes for you while you are absent at a particular place at a particular time. There should be enough to capture the entire vicinity you reside in and the road leading to your apartment.

b) Motion Sensor: This is another component of home security, essentially, this is better placed at the road or pathways that lead to your premises, this is meant to give you signal whenever there is a movement within your environment and the siren trigger should be placed around to receive signal and alert you appropriately.

c) Siren: This is the most important of all the security components you ought to install or installed. Thi component does not only alert you but also give alert to your neighbor to be aware of the imminent danger in their environment, in order for them to get prepared and as well inform the right authority to get protection.

d) Contact Sensor: this is usually placed at the entry point of the house, it is necessary because it gives you awareness about the presence of someone at your doorstep. With this, you will be able to put in place necessary things before you attend such a person either an expected person or unwanted guest.

e) Smoke detector: This is essential to everybody and recommended for every home, it is the only survival technique to be put in place for the unexpected time. Imagine you sleeping when there is fire outbreak at a section of your home when the smelling/sniffing sense is hibernated, the only means of survival at that period in time is the alarm you get from the smoke detector.

f) Panic Button: this saves one again an undetected invasion, with the help of a panic button, you can send signals to the neighborhood and people around you. Since this will be wired to a siren somewhere in the house and around the house.

It is important to state the means of controlling or operating whatever option of the home security system you choose to install in your household to have the best experience in the usage. There are several equipment that has DIY (Do it Yourself) tag and some require the service of a professional to install. whichever one you choose it is very important to have your mobile phone attached to every installation control, as this will give you the opportunity to operate the devices remotely from anywhere.

Why You Need Home Security System

I) To secure your home from burglars and other intruders that can cause harm to your family and relatives.

ii) To scare away the potential intruder. It was gathered that 1 in every 3 homes without any form of home security witnesses a burglar invasion within the United States compare to 1 in every 250 homes with one or two types of home security systems

iii) Having a home security system also reduced any unwanted health complication as this gives you confidence and boost your level of trust and exposure to risk is minimal.

iv) The home security system protects you against any avoidable incident within your home. Eg, the smoke detector scenario.