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Security Systems And Home Safety In Columbus

Security systems are a vital part of home security in today's world. Modern burglars are very advanced, and simple locks won't do much to deter many of them.

However, the good news is that alarms and similar equipment are still very effective. Interviews with convicted burglars have shown that 60% of them will abandon an attack if the house turns out to have an alarm!

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Types of security systems

  • Unmonitored systems: Unmonitored alarm systems set off a loud siren or flashing lights when triggered by an intruder. The idea is to scare off the intruder and alert the neighbors that they should call the police.
  • Monitored systems: These systems are linked to your phone line, and if triggered, they automatically call 9/11. These have advantages and disadvantages. On the one hand, they don't rely on the neighbors to notice and take action, but they can be disabled by cutting the phone line.
  • Wireless alarm systems: This category is varied and many wireless systems are highly adaptable. You can choose from sensors, cameras, motion detectors and other settings.
  • Home automation: The latest in home security technology allows you to monitor your house through your smartphone. These systems will let you arm and disarm your alarm, view video footage, and control your thermostat, lighting and synced appliances, from wherever you are.

How to get the most out of your security system

With all these different systems, it's a good idea to consult a professional locksmith to determine which is the best for you, and to help you install it correctly. No matter how good the technology, it's practically useless if it isn't set up right or if left unarmed. (You'd be surprised how many people buy alarm systems, set them up and never turn them on!) Finally, don't waste your money on dummy cameras or fake security company stickers - burglars know the difference.

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