OK it is official, the world has gone mad. Did you know that in the next six years, 1 in 5 homes will fall victim to robbery, fire, or carbon monoxide poisoning? That number is awfully high! And on top of that, the economy has taken a massive downturn as we know so personally I think these numbers will be higher. The need for home alarms is on the rise.
We are all inundated with the need for security for our identity, but what about home security? Home alarms started quite a while ago, ADT is the most known but by far not the only company providing home alarm systems anymore. The alarm system home versions are also becoming more and more advanced. When I was growing up we had door alarms and window alarms. (This made sneaking out virtually impossible as well as protecting us at night, I remember that ding well!)
Now the standard house alarm has not only the door and windows, but also motion detectors, home security camera systems, and home video security. The uses for the alarm home system has changed as well. It is not enough to just know that something happened, you must be able to defend it in courts. This can range from the neighbor’s dog using the restroom on your yard and destroying your sod that cost thousands, or it could mean having a picture of the person who broke into your home. Another use for the home security surveillance a little closer to home is that it is being used as a life alert alternative. They are providing “panic buttons” that allow you to call for help immediately if you ever need it.
Personally I like how easy arming the system has gotten. With a simple press of the remote control you arm the system. Just like your car. I am not big on setting the keypad when I leave but I can remember to click the lock button on my alarm.