Home security has become a priority nowadays. This is because recent statistics released by law enforcement indicate there is a surge in crime especially those involving burglaries. Homeowners and business owners have began to look for innovative ways to protect their homes and businesses.
This surge in burglaries has driven business owners and home owners to look at different ways of guarding against unauthorized intruders. There were many ways of doing this in the past and as we shall, not all of them worked. Some were not cost-effective at all.
In the past, people used convectional methods of guarding against intruders. One was hiring security guards. Another was buying a dog or both. This was both costly and unreliable. The guards had to be paid and their lives were endangered constantly. The same guards were sometimes unscrupulous and would also participate in arranging for the robberies since they had in-depth knowledge of the home or business's security set-up. The logical answer was found in burglar alarms.
Burglar alarms were a welcome addition in the realm of security. This was because it eliminated the need for constant human surveillance on a house. No dogs need be purchased either unless only as pets. The setup was able to provide protection entirely on autopilot. The devices worked via a series of sensors which were attached to windows, doors and other openings. The settings were then configured to detect movement especially of doors and windows opening and closing.
Burglar alarms fall into two basic categories; wireless and wired.
Wired burglar alarms were the standard for a long time. These consisted of a device that had wired that were then attached to doors and windows.
Recent technological innovations have produced wireless burglar alarms. They have become extremely popular simply because of the convenience they afford. No extra wiring is needed and configuring one of these devices is a breeze. Anyone regardless of electronic expertise can install a wireless burglar alarms by simply following the instructions highlighted in the manual.
Wireless burglar alarms afford the convenience of zero wiring. Traditional alarms have a mesh of wires criss-crossing the unit and the walls. This is grossly unsightly and unsecure not to mention the risk of fire that this arrangement poses. In addition, wires were clearly visible to intruders and burglars who could easily disable the device.
Wireless alarms are the answer to these hiccups. There are no wires to contend with meaning the actual unit can be hidden from view. This means that burglars cannot disable the device, it cannot be damaged by weather and it can not cause any fires.
Wireless alarms use a series of innovative technologies. Two of the most predominant are infrared, and radio waves. Laser technology is also catching on but is still very costly.