Advantages of home security systems03/31/2015 Back To Blog
Home security is often considered as an expensive and overrated accessory to a building. However, the question is whether we believe that it costs more than our life and property. No one understands the importance of a security system better than the one whose home was actually broken into. Here, we are listing a few of the reasons why secure locks and keys are a must.
The importance of a good locking structure
A system for home security is the primary wall of defence for your house. The installed lock can prevent entry of unknown people. This is achieved through installation of numeric passcode or biometric reader and active alarm systems. Remote monitoring techniques have helped reduce theft to a large extent. Also, the network of closed circuit cameras update a constant feed to the central system. This feed gets recorded and backed up. Thus, it can be referred to at a later time. The live feed from such cameras have already become popular among commercial and domestic security installations in addition to having deadbolts and other such secure locks.
The ease of operation is such that the alarm activation and deactivation can be connected to the mobile phone. Also, remote monitoring can be accessed through the phone line or the cell tower, thereby avoiding the gaps due to power shortages. The same control can also be established with an internet connection providing continuous access to the security system and a constant update for the central system. The security system can also be connected to the fire alarm system and they come pre-installed with smoke detection units. Moreover, it can also be linked to the local authorities, thus ensuring the local police and fire stations are automatically notified in case of a forced entry or fire.
The home security system is also economical on the power bills. It can be connected to motion sensors and light fittings of the house. In essence, a “counter” detects motion in a room and switches the lights on. Similarly, in absence of motion, the lights are switched off, thus taking away the pain of remembering to switch off the lights. Economic benefits are numerous. It has been observed that secure locks have helped reduce crime rates. This directly affects the insurance rates applicable on houses. Adding this extra measure of security also increases the resale value of the house.
Most importantly, such systems provide a sense of comfort to the dwellers. The feeling of being safe and secure, and the relaxation that ensues is priceless. The provision of this sense of satisfaction that the family and household assets are safe takes a heavy burden off the chest. This is precisely the reason why an increasing number of homes are readily equipped or are installing the best locks available in the market.