Home Security

Home Security

The one basic need that we all have is the need to protect what is important to us. For most of us this is our family, our home and our possessions. Electronic security systems are proven deterrents to intruders and now, thanks to advances in technology the protection and peace of mind of an electronic security system is an affordable reality for you.

But what is the right security system for you?

Identifying the right type of system for your individual needs and knowing who you can trust to give you expert advice, quality products and the right price can be daunting. Whether it is an out of the box DIY alarm system, security camera system or a fully installed system tailored to your specific requirements a licensed OzSpy security consultant will advise you on the right home security system to fit your needs and your budget.

Here are some issues for you to consider as you are considering the level of protection you require.

Alarm systems

Firstly, will an alarm system on its own provide the protection that you want?

If yes, do you need a monitoring service as well?

If there is no one home an alarm is useful to alert people to the fact that something might be happening on the premises but smart criminals have usually been and gone with their haul by the time someone comes to investigate.

Security cameras

For many people an alarm system is no longer enough to protect and watch over the family home. These days home owners are choosing to include security cameras in their home security systems. This is because video surveillance systems are good for catching intruders "in the act."

The advantages of security cameras are:

  • They are a visual deterrent and reduce the likelihood of break ins occurring
  • They increase the probability of offenders being caught and identified
  • The offenders will most likely end up being convicted and off the streets

When considering security cameras you should assess how many cameras you need to monitor the various access and potential entry points of your home?

  • Do you want cameras inside as well as outside?
  • Will you need cameras with superior night vision?
  • Do you want to watch your property remotely from a computer, tablet or smart phone?

The answers to these questions will influence the type of security system that will be best for you.