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How Does a Home Security System Function?

How Does a Home Security System Function?

Home Security Systems For some people, having a large and loud dog in the house is their version of a security system. Others will post stickers on their windows warning would-be robbers that their house is protected by a security system. Whether or not they actually have one installed isn’t the point– those stickers are meant to deter anyone from breaking-and-entering the premises for fear of getting caught. That said, these days you can’t be too careful when it comes to security. Therefore, it makes sense to have an actual home security system in place, just in case bad people come around and want to do harm and cause trouble.

How Does a Home Security System Work?

Basically, home security systems involve securing entry points and interior spaces using interworking components and electronic devices controlled through a central control panel. So, there could be sensors at/on doors and windows alerting someone monitoring the system that unwanted guests have come around and/or made their way through such entry points. Typically, security systems are monitored by someone somewhere– so if and when something out of the ordinary happens, it’s noticed and dealt with– especially if it concerns criminal behavior. Or perhaps someone breaks through a window, the system notices it, and the control panel sounds an alarm that’s so loud and noticeable even criminals want to flee quickly, just to get away from such a noise– that happens in the real world.

Generally, home security systems have both a control panel and several sensors at entry points, as well as motion sensors, wired/wireless cameras, a loud alarm or siren sound that goes off when triggered, and/or signs/stickers for the yard and/or windows alerting people that the house has a security system.

Today’s Technological Advances for Home Security Systems

Today’s home security systems are mostly run by high-tech computers using electricity. Once an alarm goes off, news of the problem gets sent to an alarm monitoring company. That company can determine what to do next, like call you or the police or fire department. Technology can involve touchpads, pass codes, voice commands and key fobs.

As for security cameras, they can be used to monitor hard-to-see/distant areas of a property, as well as remote buildings (like garages or barns). And, of course, they’re often aimed at main entryways for surveillance purposes.

Protecting your home with a security system is a good idea. It can also help you manage your house remotely, when you’re far away from it. Meanwhile, some insurance companies will give you a discount if/when you have a home security system, so that’s a nice bonus.

If you’re looking for a reliable security system for your home in Westchester County, the experts at NYCONN Security Systems will provide you perfect option for your needs.

Why You Should Have a Backup to Your Home Security System

Why You Should Have a Backup to Your Home Security System

For decades the only way a message could get from your house to the authorities was via the good old-fashioned telephone line. Many people had home security systems in the 1980s and 1990s, for example, that were directly hard-wired to their phone lines. If and when there was a fire, an intruder or a problemContinue Reading

Business Security Tips for the Holidays

Business Security Tips for the Holidays

The holiday season is a good time to review security policies and procedures with employees at your business. After all, a “refresher course” helps remind employees what’s expected of them, what’s not expected of them, and who to call should things get out of hand. Rules for Guests The holiday season can get busy, withContinue Reading

How to Make Your Home Automation Safe

How to Make Your Home Automation Safe

One of the benefits of modern society is the availability of home automation, such that you can turn off lights, lock doors, and watch your property via your smartphone screen. That said, home automation systems, like anything else, need to be protected so they don’t get hacked and exploited by people up to no good.Continue Reading

Reasons to Have a Panic Button on Your Security System

Reasons to Have a Panic Button on Your Security System

Panic is defined as a sudden, uncontrollable fear or anxiety. Imagine you’re at a business and you’re there all alone, at night. Suddenly you hear a door open and men are talking to each other about robbing the place. What do you do? You panic! Wouldn’t it be nice to have a panic button youContinue Reading

How to Determine the Right Security System for Your Business

How to Determine the Right Security System for Your Business

You own a business and you want to protect it. How can you determine the right security system for your business? Determining the Right Approach First off, consider this: you’ve got a physical place to protect from “breaking and entering,” and, these days, you probably have a digital place (a website, online files, etc.) thatContinue Reading

How You Can Help Prevent Commercial Fires

How You Can Help Prevent Commercial Fires

Every year, there are more than 100,000 non-residential fires that take place in America. Many of them happen inside of commercial properties and affect businesses in a big way. There are some simple steps you can take to reduce the chances of a fire starting and spreading in your business. Take a look at tipsContinue Reading

Here’s Why Businesses Should Consider Adding Video Surveillance to Their Workplace

Here’s Why Businesses Should Consider Adding Video Surveillance to Their Workplace

Why should you consider adding video surveillance to your workplace? Employee Productivity For starters, it helps boost employee productivity. After all, if employees know they’re being monitored, they can’t easily slack off, can they? Video systems help departments communicate with each other better– and “the boss” can always check what’s going on in various roomsContinue Reading

How Do GPS Trackers Save Employers Money?

How Do GPS Trackers Save Employers Money?

In the old days, if you had a fleet of trucks making your deliveries, things weren’t as efficient as they are now. Thanks to GPS trackers, employers can save money while also increasing efficiency. It’s no wonder, then, that they’re becoming ubiquitous in many industries today. Advancements and features in GPS software technology keep improvingContinue Reading

Tips for Testing Your Smoke Alarms

Tips for Testing Your Smoke Alarms

While you probably don’t spend a whole lot of time thinking about them, the smoke detectors in your home or business are some of the most important things you own. In the event of a fire, they will spring into action and let you know you need to get out. They could end up savingContinue Reading