Different Types of Home Security Alarms
People are talked into home security alarms all the time. They are told that they’ll be safer and more protected. Sometimes this is true and other times it is just making profits on vulnerable people. In this fear-based society that we live in, it is easy to sell home security alarms.
Most home security alarms come with signs to put
in your yard. These are supposed to scare away potential
threats. I’m not sure if the signs work for potential
threats. I do know that seeing one of those signs in
someone’s yard just makes me a little sad. I wonder why they
are so frightened.
Window decals proclaiming the presence home
security alarms have become the norm. I think that most of
the houses I’ve seen them on don’t have home security alarms.
My in-laws have a leftover sticker in the window of their new
home. They don’t have any interest in home security alarms,
but they also haven’t peeled off the sticker.
Good home security alarms come with a command station. Some
even have voice instruction which can be helpful in emergency
situations. A good many alarms that come from home alarm
systems are false alarms. Rarely do real emergencies happen
in which home alarm systems are helpful in any meaningful way.
Complete home security
alarms put sensors on windows and
The window sensors can be installed to either alarm for breakage or
for opening. The door sensors usually just detect the state
of open or closed. Window sensors have varying degrees of
sensitivity and can be adjusted for its specific needs.
Motion detectors are a commonly chosen component
of home security alarms. Some families opt to install them in
the living area to detect movement during the night. This
seems a little bit paranoid to me. I think it is a little
frightening to think that there are families using these devices at
night just to feel safe.
Sirens for home security alarms can be very
loud. There are ways to install a system that it triggers an
interior warning siren prior to a loud exterior siren. This
is a really great feature because if a false alarm sounds, it can
be silenced prior to waking up the neighbor. Chances are your
neighbor has no interest whatsoever in home security alarms going