As every homeowner knows, security is essential, especially in an age where fears abound in the community around us. Our concern is due in large part to skyrocketing crime rates in some of our towns and suburbs, and more news sources than ever before reporting on criminal activity during the 24-hour news cycle. These news reportings have made us more paranoid than ever before, but for adequate reasons.
Improving Your Home Security
The great news is that developments in home security technology, including burglar alarms, have allowed us more choice than ever as homeowners. It used to be that people would add some deadlocks and perhaps some tall fencing and be done with home security, but these days reliable protection has become so affordable that anyone can put together a comprehensive system of intrusion detection and surveillance.
Just consider some of the exciting changes in security technology and the implications as follows:
- The web: The growth of the internet and fast connections has provided us with security devices that can now connect to the network. A homeowner can, through the clever use of a smartphone application, see live video from a camera feed in their home wherever they happen to be.
- Digital sensors: Digital camera technology has now increased to the point that video quality is better than it has ever been before. Furthermore, video cameras are smaller and cheaper than ever before.
- Storage: Digital advancements have also provided us with SD cards and hard drives for countless hours of storage for security surveillance purposes.
There has never been a better time to put together a home security system!