Home security alarm systems have grown increasingly technologically advanced to keep in line with the new breed of sophisticated criminals. Homes would oftentimes in the past only be targeted by career criminals if they spotted an opportunity, or to feed an impulsive drink/drugs or gambling habit.
Today’s criminal will likely carry out a risk assessment of whether your property is worth invading. They will effectively carry out a personal profile of you, and this can also lead to them staking out your property and tailing you, and creating a dairy of your appointments, work hours and social engagements.
The internet poises as a great ground for investigative research into your background, your lifestyle, class and disposable income. It is very easy to find out a lot about a person just through their Facebook and social media interaction on the web. Even if you think your public profile is locked down and only available to your friends, not all your friends have their profiles secured.
Accounts can also be hacked, and your educational, and professional background may also be documented online. Armed with this information, and also by observing your weekly schedule, and staking out your house and watching the area where you live, a criminal can create a profile of you. Primarily they want to determine the level of income/possessions you have. They also want to know if you pose any significant risk to them during a confrontation/attack.
CCTV systems and a cellular enable alarm can help keep criminals at bay. Many will still be bold enough to stage a break in or invasion. After the event CCTV footage can be enough to secure a conviction. Today’s modern systems can stream the footage straight to a computer server miles from your location. That means criminals cannot tamper with the evidence as it is not just stored in your home. You can find more about the best home security systems at Personalsec.com.
Some things To Consider when Securing your Home
Do you want a home alarm or an alarm and a CCTV system? If you think you cannot afford a CCTV system as well as an alarm, you can purchase a 4 camera system with night vision cameras for under $200. You can even set it up to record only if it detects motion. That way you will be able to record for weeks at a time on your hard drive before it is full. After that you can wipe it and use it again if no “events” have occurred.
You will also want to purchase an alarm that can be remotely accessed by your phone or computer. That means if you are at work you can check in on your home and see if the alarm has been triggered. The best systems will also send you a text, and phone you if the alarm is breached.
The same goes with a CCTV system. The best systems can also be remotely monitored so you can check in on your computer phone or tablet. You will be actually able to log into your system and see the live footage from the cameras. Very reassuring.