Install a Custom Home Security System

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Today’s technology advances allow people to easily view and control many aspects of their world. This is especially true with home security systems.

If you are a homeowner, you can monitor and protect your home with security cameras, sensors, and access control devices. To connect and control these devices, you can use an application on your smartphone, laptop, or another wireless device.

Security devices that you install on your property are weatherproof and use radio waves inherent in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPRS (ground fault circuit interrupter) outlets, and infrared technology for power.

Here are some home security devices that you can install on your property to keep you, your family, and your home safe and secure.

Driveway Cameras

To monitor a driveway on your property, install motion-activated cameras that videotape all foot and vehicle traffic from a nearby access road. This system allows a homeowner to record all pedestrians and vehicles who use the driveway.

Perimeter Fence Cameras and Sensors

The first line of defense and an integral part of your home security system is a perimeter fence. For a strong and effective fence, use wrought iron, brick, concrete, cedar timbers, chain-link, galvanized steel, aluminum, or vinyl.

Once you have a strong perimeter fence, install cameras and motion sensors on it to detect if a person or vehicle touches or breaches it. When activated, these sensors can turn on security lights, activate video cameras, sound audible alarms, and notify you of the breach.

Access Gate Control Panel

To access your property through the perimeter fence, install a security gate and control panel. To open the gate, you, your family, and your authorized guests will input a security code or access card into the control panel.

The gate software will record each authorized user and open the gate. Guests without a security code or card are connected to an audio system in the home to announce themselves and ask to be admitted.

Access Door Cameras

Access door camera systems are not new; however, the most current versions use methods that take home security to new heights.

New internet protocol door cameras can integrate with a digital photo database to identify a visitor by matching his or her face or fingerprints with archived images in the system. This database is programmed to identify and allow access to persons who use authorized ID cards or codes.

Security Windows

Although residential windows allow you to see visitors who come near the property, they can also be vulnerable points of entry. To safeguard your windows, install wireless sensors on the window frames that connect with sensors on the window sills.

An audible alarm is activated whenever a window is touched, moved, or broken without first being disarmed. An electronic signal is also sent to a security control center in your home, to your cell phone, to another electronic device, and optionally to an offsite security company.

Security Control Center

The above locations on your property are the most common places to install home security devices. Depending on your residence, you can also include your garage, another building, a pool house, a home office, or any another location on your property.

You can control all of the security devices yourself or have an offsite security company monitor them. The security company will work closely with you to know when a security alarm is serious enough to call the authorities and when it can be handled by you and others in your home.

This coverage means that someone is always active and alert in your home even when you are not there.

For a custom security system for your home, contact A Tech. Our security experts will design, install, maintain, and monitor your home security system to keep you, your family, and your property safe and secure.

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