With Brisbane’s population growing exponentially every year, it’s not surprising that home burglaries are on the rise. But what is more surprising is that many people choose to go without a home security system. You may not know that intruders use specific methods to detect which houses have alarms and which don’t. So if you don’t have a home security system, your home has a higher chance of being broken into.
Integrating a quality security system into your home makes good sense to protect your family and possessions. But how do you choose the right one?
Before you rush out and contact the first home security company you find, you need to think about exactly what you need. How big is your home? How many people live there? Do you travel often? Are only room and entry alarms required, or are additional security tools required such as intercoms and surveillance cameras?
If you live at home without children and don’t tend to travel much and have quality deadbolt locks on doors and windows, a monitored home security system will be sufficient. However, more extensive systems such as home video surveillance are also a strongly suggested option. Just remember, it’s always wise to book a free site assessment first to get the opinion of a professional regarding what suits your home best.
Monitored Home Security System
A monitored home security system is connected to a 24/7 control room which gives an immediate response if someone tries to break into your home. The nature of this response is based on your predetermined instructions and can be altered as to whether you’re away or at home. There are many benefits of a wired or wireless alarm monitored home security system.
An alarm system helps minimise the loss of property by providing a loud audible alarm, and some systems also have the traditional flashing light that can be activated on a break-in attempt, in turn startling the intruder and alerting any nearby family members or neighbours of the event. In addition, the monitored alarm systems will also provide live and instant alerts back to our control room, allowing us to alert you of an unwanted intrusion. Rather than risk confrontation, you can also request our control room to call the police. Our control room team can also notify you if you are away from home and your system hasn’t been activated at a particular time, just in case you forgot to arm the system before you left.
A system with smart features provides peace of mind when you’re asleep at night or away on holiday.
Home video surveillance
With home video surveillance, you add an extra level of security by installing security cameras in certain vantage points around your property. These can be useful, particularly if you live in a neighbourhood that has a high incidence of burglaries or vandalism.
The benefits of a security camera (or cameras) is that they can provide footage of an intruder breaking in which is valuable evidence for the police. If integrated with a smartphone or PC you can view your home in real time, allowing you to record on request, or even take pictures from a live video feed. With the latest technology in cameras providing clearer than ever photos and videos, even in low-light situations, there’s a perfect opportunity to catch thieves and vandals red-handed with high-resolution evidence for your local police and insurance companies to review.
When you’re shopping around for a security system, always go with a company that takes the time to understand your requirements and offers the best solutions to meet your needs.
Rechenberg can give you advice on what security system is right for your home. We will assess your property, install systems and monitor them so that you can rest assured that your house and family are safe. Contact us today for a free site assessment!