Security is a key element in today’s modern life. There are numerous types of home security systems available which are inexpensive and can be self-monitored.

Crime is on the rise in many areas of our country. Many experts point to the unemployment, economic crisis, drug abuse, mental illness as leading indicators for a continued rise in the crime rate.

In 2011, Oakville town was home to 224 break and enters per 100,000 population.

In 2012, Town of Oakville was home to 365 break and enters per 100,000 population.

In 2013, same town was home to 372 break and enters per 100,000 population.

From 2012 to 2013 1.9% increase in break and enter. [Source 2011 – Halton Police] [Source 2012-2013 – Halton Police]

Out of 1.5 million property crimes in Canada a year, approximately 400,000 are break and enters. It is almost impossible to anticipate when or where a break and enter is going to happen. Each home, unless suitably secured, is susceptible to a burglary which may result in property loss, physical injury and emotional trauma to you, your family, loved ones or business associates.

 

FACT:

Homes with security systems are 6 times less likely to be burglarized! Businesses with security systems are 3 times less likely to be burglarized.

Recent research confirms that alarm systems do help prevent crime. The best way to protect your family or business from burglary, fire or any other type of emergency that can be detected by an alarm is to have an alarms system installed by our independent dealer network and monitored by a company of your choice.

There is a new product in the market which may help you monitor who is at the door planning a next break and enter. You may check Wireless smartphone doorbell at https://www.dbell.ca/?product=dbell what is special about this doorbell is when visitor press call button your smartphone rings. You can answer the doorbell from your iOS® or Android® devices. If you choose to answer, you will have a live streaming from your doorbell to your smartphone; you will see who is at the door and talk to them.

 

How does this benefit you?

Most times a burglar may try the doorbell to check if there is anyone at home. When you will answer the doorbell from your smartphone, burglar may not know that you are talking to him from your office, home or somewhere else. You will have the ability to take his photo remotely.

Safeguarding your home is essentially very important to the protection of your property and loved ones. So properly placed outside lights, turning it on using some sort of automated system or timer, installed security camera or security system with NVR or DVR and using good dead bolts can help reduce the odds of being a victim.  As per the expert opinion, an experienced burglar may get through nearly all locks in less than a minute. Because of this, most experts suggest investing in a home security system for your safety and peace of mind. But keep in mind, you will also get a discount in your home insurance premium from 5% to 20% depending on the system you have and your insurance company if you have a home security system installed and monitored.

It is easy to understand that the majority of criminals will choose a home without a security system. But Home security systems can also vary depending on the home size, type of protection required, monitored or unmonitored etc.

Some home security systems provide free equipment along with installation for a monthly monitoring contract, while others charge for installation as well as monitoring services. The best home security systems are adaptable with or without home phone line requirements, can connect to cell phones wirelessly, webcam enabled, view using any browser, remote monitoring enabled.

Before deciding a home security system it’s important to know all the options available today. Some important aspects to consider are:

Equipment Costs:

What does the company charge for the home security equipment? How many motion sensors, door contacts does that include? Is the wireless cell card included?

 

Installation Costs:

What does the company charge for the system installation? What is the experience of the installer? What kind of documentation do they provide?

 

Monitoring Services:

Does the company provide 24 hours, 7 days a week, live monitoring service? Is it Video monitoring, audio monitoring, two way audio or contact closure? What is the response time in the event of a break-in?

 

Guarantee:

Does the company provide a written guarantee for their home security system, or a warranty for faulty equipment’s?

We hope you find these points helpful in determining your home security system which will keep you and your family the safest. If you need any help designing your audio visual or home security systems please feel free to contact us at (416) 477- 2154.

 

Originally published on dbell. Re-published here with permission.