Home security can be understood as containing two distinct categories, advance detection and protection. These two categories each have their own special value, and complement each other to help keep your entire family safe. In this blog entry, I’ll detail the two categories of of security, so you can have a better idea of how the two aspects work together to create a fully operational security package for your family.
Detection – which primarily focuses on security systems that alert you to the presence of an intruder – are more about advance warning then active protection. Advance detection systems include Closed Camera Television (CCTV) systems, motion detectors, and the use of common home security systems that sound an alarm when a locked door or window is tampered with or opens. These home security systems often include an alarm that serves to notify you of the presence of a burglar, warn your neighbors, frighten the burglar (this is known as a deterrent,) and automatically call the local police department. Advance detection systems allow you the chance to take additional steps to help protect your home, livelihood, and family – as well as keep vigilant watch over who’s near your property. When used together with advanced protection systems, advance detection systems give you all the warning of an impending crime that you might need.
This category of home security allows you to actively keep unwanted people outside of your home. The best kind of advance protection as it relates to home security is a high grade deadbolt and door lock. Door locks protect everything inside your home – from your possessions to your family – and keeps any intruders stuck outside. While deadbolts might seem like an old fashioned solution, one should remember that they are incredibly trustworthy and effective – which is why they have remained a security solution for countless generations. High security deadbolts cannot be opened without a key or access code (if you choose to install the electronic variety) meaning that your door cannot be opened by anybody without the specific key or passcode. Some electronic locks have a keypad for code entry installed, while some others can be controlled through an application code on your smart device – even from afar. Since most keyless locks are quite difficult to open, and the keys can’t technically be lost or stolen, they have become a highly trusted form of home security for many families.