In shopping for a home security package, it is helpful to distinguish between home alarms and home security. A simple home alarm, or burglar alarm, is low-cost and low-effort and is meant to alert you when an intruder enters your home. Expanded slightly, home alarm systems can include sensors for fire, smoke, and carbon monoxide. It may not be among the best home alarm systems, but depending on your lifestyle you may be able to get by with a setup this minimal.
Home security is more elaborate, and can cost as much as you feel like spending. There are multiple avenues to explore, and multiple routes onto your property that you may wish to consider. Options include:
• Remote monitoring
• Cellular uplink, in case your phone lines are cut
• Security cameras
You can also choose a system you can install yourself, which may be the best way to learn the ins and outs. It may be as simple as taping sensors to doors and windows, or you may feel qualified to run cables and set up cameras. If you feel like all of this is beyond your expertise, you can always choose a system that includes installation. DIY is not for everyone.
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