Using Alarm Systems to Protect your Doors and Windows

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Did you know that every 15 seconds a burglary takes place somewhere in the United States? It is up to you to protect your home and prevent burglars from ever coming in. However, it might be difficult to choose among a myriad of alarm systems out there. Luckily there are some general guidelines to follow which will make your choice easier. First and foremost, you should think of an alarm system like an onion, consisting of several layers with each one more difficult to peel off.

The first step every homeowner should make in protecting their home is installing durable and visible locks on windows. Your local locksmith can help you choose sturdy ones for deterring a burglar. Next, install timers on your lights because leaving the lights on all the time while you are not home is like an invitation for burglars. Timers will flip your lights on and off throughout the day; looking as if you are really at home. If you are going on vacation, make sure you suspend your mail delivery, so the mail does not stack up in the mailbox. Also, do not give out your whereabouts on Facebook or other similar social networks as that will make you a dead easy target.

door-entry-access-installation-6The ultimate step is of course installing an alarm system. These systems range from very basic ones to the ones that will transform your home into a fortress. When installing alarms on your windows, you can choose from a wide range of window sensor alarms, but bear in mind that these alarms have to have a long battery life and a long range if they are wireless.

Everything that opens and closes can be protected using a door and window sensor. Sensors are easily installed, with more popular being the wireless ones. If you are on a budget, opt for wired sensors as they are cheaper. Door and window safety sensors consist of a sensor and a magnet. The sensor is placed on the window or door frame, and the magnet is attached to the window or door. When the alarm is on, it creates a simple circuit and sends a message to the alarm when the circuit is disturbed. In that instance, the alarm goes off. It is as simple as that.

When it comes to alarm systems, in general, it is important to have an alarm, which does not go off by mistake very often. If it does, the neighbors will probably ignore it and let the burglars do their job without interference. Fix your alarm system and notify everybody in the neighborhood that you did so. It is probably good to conceal all the alarm system wiring if you are living in an area operated by professional burglars. A burglar with expertise can look for wires and disconnect the security system.

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