While everyone will not be a victim of a home security crime, the trauma and financial expense and the long-lasting legacy if it happens to you is significant. Home break-ins, home intrusions and even home invasions are disturbing realities of modern living whether we are in an urban or a country environment.
Well-positioned exterior lighting, deadbolts and a scary Doberman can serve a purpose, but most security experts will advise the establishment of a home security system, preferably also with a monitoring service included. Both logic and the statistics argue that the more elements of home security systems you have in place, the less likely you are to become a victim.
While most tend to think it will not happen to them, there are things that can be done to improve the likelihood of that statement being true. Taking the time and care to have a fully functioning security system installed will not only deter thieves, intruders and invaders but can also provide other benefits for family living as well.
Just the presence of a camera is enough to deter many thieves. They can also be useful in living areas to check on the welfare of elderly parents or children who have been left at home.
Designed to record digital colour images by day and infrared black and white by night, this technology can be your first line of defence and first visible deterrent to stop your home being violated.
If an intruder chooses to ignore a camera, or does not see it, they will be quickly deterred when an alarm sounds when a door or window is opened even slightly. A lower decibel siren outside your home will alert neighbours while a higher decibel unit inside will make staying inside your home an extremely unlikely choice.
Also helpful to home security are sensors that can trigger the alarm. Either way, your home becomes an uncomfortable place for people who do not belong there.
You also may not realise this, but when you phone the police and can confirm (via your camera) that the intruder is still in your home, you will receive a swifter response then you would otherwise receive. With a swifter response comes increased likelihood that you're property will be protected, your loved ones will stay safe and the local hoodlums will let their mates know to stay away from your home.
Even when you are at home, possibly even with external cameras and external alarm zones of your home switched on, you may also like the added security of being able to hear and/or see who is standing at your door. An audio or an audio/video intercom system will give you this power.
A home security intercom system can also double as a communications system for members of the household, allowing you to speak to people in other parts of the house without having to leave the comfort of where you currently are.
Home Security Automation
A variety of options are available for you to control your home security system from a remote location. The same technology will allow you to be notified if your alarm is sounded, when particular family members come and go from home, or other events that you may choose to programme into your system.
Symetrix technology is all about options. A phone call can begin your journey to finding peace-of-mind.
With 24/7 monitoring available, SMS, Email or Voice alerts can be configured to inform you of any events at your home. Whether the emergency is security, or perhaps medical, knowing that you only have to push a button to attract attention is priceless peace of mind.
So while there is no guarantee that you will become a victim of a home security breach, there is also no guarantee that you will not. Both peace of mind and increased security will come from using a home security system, especially if it is monitored.
The choice is yours regarding what technology you use and how you use it, however we strongly encourage you consult with an expert before you make a purchase or installation.
Symetrix has trained staff ready to answer your enquiries. We can also arrange a technician to come out and speak with you regarding your concerns and needs.
Peace of mind and security is one phone call away.