Protecting your house requires multiple layers of technology, what is
sometimes refered to in the industy as defense in depth. Your first
line of defense are effective locks. An alarm system will alert you,
your neigbors, and hopefully your alarm monitoring company if someone
breaks into your house through an unlocked window or door, or if they
managed to defeat your locks. Security cameras serve both as a
deterent, they are usful in remotely evaluating alarms and expiditing
a response when an incident is really in progress, and they help
identify suspects if the security of your house has been compromised.
- Locks -
There are good locks and bad locks, and most that you find on todays homes are not of the good variety. Lock bumping is a common technique used today to defeat cheap locks. Read more about selecting and installing good locks in your home.
- Alarms -
There are many obvious features to consider when selecting an alarm
system, from the keypad, coverage, sensors, and reliability, one of
the most important factors to consider is how the alarm is monitored.
more about options for alarm monitoring, from the most common
telephone lines, to wireless, and internet monitoring.
- Security Cameras -
Technology for security cameras is chaging, and there are more options
than ever. Most of todays systems support direct IP monitoring of the
camera or network monttoring of the DVR which is connected to multiple
more about security cameras and DVR options.