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Where To Start With Home Security

With technology becoming cheaper and more readily available, more and more people are turning to state of the art tech to protect their houses. After all, if technology is not helping us at home--where we spend most of our time, keep all of our belongings and most importantly, where we live with our families--what use is it? However, it is a competitive market, and getting into it can be confusing and overwhelming if you don't know what you are doing. So to help you out, we have compiled a basic guide to help you to decide exactly where to start with home security, which features you need, and how to get it set up.

Professional System vs. DIY

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Before you install a single camera or motion sensor, you must first decide which direction you want to go in terms of a professional home security system versus a homemade one. Naturally, there are pros and cons for each. Do-it-yourself allows you the freedom to choose exactly which features you want to install and which you can go without. This can make it cheaper than a professional system. However, many professional systems will also allow you that same choice. Furthermore, with a professional system, you have the added benefit of a security company who can monitor your system and be on hand for emergencies, as well as any necessary repairs. It is likely to cost you a little more, however, with a monthly fee for the privilege. Ultimately, both are good choices, so it is up to you to decide.

With the Basics

Now that you have decided how you will install your system, it is time to decide which kind of system you want. Whether you create it yourself or use a professional security company, there will be a lot of different security packages to choose from. If you are new to home security, you might want to start with base level protection, such as an alarm for your door and some security cameras. To make the alarm more effective, add motion detectors in the first floor rooms of your house and sensors on the windows and doors.

Add Some Frills

Once you have the basics installed, you might want to consider adding some special features that might not be necessary but will increase both security and convenience. Some examples include keyless entry; installing a keypad will make your house more secure as you no longer have to hide your spare key under the doormat or in that fake-looking rock, but it also means that you don't have to worry about forgetting your key anymore! More advanced systems let you lock and unlock your door with your smartphone. Another cool feature that is available with some systems is a smartphone app that lets you view video surveillance footage from your phone. This not only lets you check on your house when you are gone, but allows you greater freedom to leave pets at home or even your older children unattended for a few hours. Home security is a great way to protect you and your family, but it can also be a great way to have some fun with your house.
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About Author: Lindsey Patterson, a freelance writer who specializes in technology and the latest social trends, specifically involving social media. She is currently a social media advisor to Vivint.

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