Some advanced Home Security options you may want to consider

If you are trying to protect your home against
threats you may  only be considering monitoring
for break ins. Home security options  can provide
so much more than just fire alarm monitoring.
Choosing the right technology and monitoring
options for your home can give you peace of mind
regardless of whether you are at home, at work or
on vacation.

Anti-Theft Options

Most people think of anti-theft options when it comes to home security but they may not be aware of the full range of technologies available that can assist with this.
Other options can be considered such as :

  • motion detection systems,
  • silent alarms with central alarm monitoring
  • CCTV or closed circuit television cameras with central monitoring

These can help you monitor not only your own home but also outlying buildings such as workshops, sheds and garages. By placing cameras and other monitoring equipment at key locations you will know that any unwanted activity around your home will be recorded and reported to the proper authorities.

Carbon Monoxide Monitoring

Carbon monoxide is a colorless  odorless gas that can build up in your home. If it reaches high enough concentrations in your home it can be fatal. A carbon monoxide alarm can monitor the levels and help alert you and medical professionals that this is occurring. Although it may amount to an extra fee on your home security monitoring bill if it will end up saving your life your money will be well spent.

Water Level Monitoring

Many homes have sump pumps which work to keep water out of a home’s basement. These systems require electricity to run them and, if a problem arises with your sump system while you are out of the house for an extended period the costs to repair damages that can result may be quite high. A water level monitoring system which ties into your regular security system will help to ensure that this does not happen.

A water level monitoring system is installed at a level that is past where the sump system will activate. If it senses that water has reached this point the assumption is that the sump system has failed and is no longer pumping water out of the home. By alerting your security monitoring company that this has happened you have the chance to investigate the issue before water has completely flooded your basement.

As you can see, there is more to monitoring than fire and theft options. Protecting your home against a wide range of threats is important. Proper monitoring may also help you reduce your home insurance rates as well and can help pay for the cost of the system over time.


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