Technology Makes Home Security Systems Smarter Than Burglars

Posted on March 6, 2017 in Uncategorized

Technology makes home security systems smarter than burglars, since this is the only real thing that protects the house from these criminals getting in and stealing the family’s possessions. The home alarm system today has features that make it impossible for a burglar to stop it from alerting police, when it is a home security alarm with monitoring. Any other type of home alarm is just that it is an alarm that sounds loudly in the house, but does nothing else to stop the burglar. This does not do a lot stop burglars, since neighbors don’t even blink an eye any longer when an alarm goes off, because so many car alarms go off for no reason. This has made alarm systems ineffective for protecting the residence, plus most families have two working adults, which means if a burglar strikes during the day the neighborhood is mostly empty. This is why the monitored home alarm is best protection against break-ins for every household.

The home alarm with monitoring is different, it does not depend on neighbors to call the authorities, instead as soon as the alarm is triggered it calls the monitoring center, where trained operators will receive the call and alert the authorities. This is one positive thing that stops burglars, but the smart criminal will cut the telephone lines, which means that the phone in the house will not work when the alarm system attempts to call the monitoring center. Technology has taken care of this also, because the home security system with monitoring is able to use a cell phone to make the call when the home phone does not work properly. This will mean the authorities are still alerted and the burglar has a high risk of being caught, while the alarm is going off inside of the house.

There is one thing about this criminal element, they keep up on the different types of home security systems and when they see the decals and yard sign displayed that will tell them it is more than just an alarm that sounds in the residence and the risk of being caught is high. That tells them to skip this house and look for one that does not have a home security alarm.

Technology has also made the home alarm with monitoring easier for the family to arm and disarm with the keychain keypad. This is a small device that can be carried and used to arm and disarm the home security system, plus it can turn lights on in the house. It is easy enough to use that family members of all ages can use this and it will mean the home alarm is always armed when the family leaves the house. Burglars don’t stand a chance against this type of home alarm, because of technology that is staying one step and at times two or three steps ahead of the criminal element that wants nothing more than to get in and steal the family’s possessions.

Security DVR Systems: Home Security Made Easy

Posted on February 4, 2017 in Uncategorized

As heads of the family unit, parents must address a lot of things and do a lot of planning in order to provide the best to their families. A very important aspect of this is Safety; safety in the form of proper nutrition, proper care, proper education so on and so forth. An element that has become increasingly important in today’s times of increasing thefts and home crime rates is that of home security.

Most families have now come to realize that adequate home security is extremely important; this is why the security DVR and security DVR cameras have become highly popular. This is further emphasized by a study according to which by 2011, more than 50% of the US households will have a security DVR system installed. Let us first understand what these are.

What are they?

DVR stands for Digital Video Recorder which is an advanced technology for storing video. It is advanced because it doesn’t employ the age old tape for recording; rather the data is stored in a magnetic form on a hard drive. This allows for easy storage, easy viewing and easy cutting/cropping/pasting.

This system is employed today for entertainment purposes also, but it is most commonly used in security DVR cameras. These are surveillance security DVR systems that are used to monitor a particular area so that no theft, vandalism, burglary or any other unlawful activity occurs. There are many applications of such a system, including the one in our topic, Home security DVR cameras. In the early days of security DVR’s introduction, getting such a system installed was considered to be a very heavy investment and one that was considered too expensive to undertake. However, with time, people have come to realize that it is better to invest is such a system than to pay heavy home insurance premiums and high recovery costs in case a burglary occurs.

How are they used?

Getting a security DVR system installed is very convenient and easy these days, thanks to the vast number of security companies that have cropped up. These offer various packages, so you as a customer can choose the package that suits your needs and affordability best. Such a system is mostly made up of TV cables mostly to get video from various sources. These various sources are actually small cameras installed in various parts of the house such as indoors in different rooms, outdoors such as main gate, garage, back of the house etc.

These then keep a regular check. In case a thief tries to enter, it is displayed on the TV screen. Also, if the system is attached to an alarm system, it rings warning bells which alert the residents and the neighborhood. The thief is thus caught and the safety of the house is maintained. In the more advanced security DVR cameras the alarm automatically informs the police which then reaches the locality within minutes and the thief is caught.

That is the simplified process. These security DVR systems are also quite easy to use and install. The company that you buy the system from comes and installs it to you. They also come with after-sales services, so in case something goes wrong with your system, you can always call up their helpline and they are usually happy to respond. What’s more, different packages are available in varying price ranges, so choose what fits you best.


Home Security Systems and VOIP

Posted on January 5, 2017 in Uncategorized

The latest technology, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), is having a huge impact on how home security systems will operate.

VoIP is a technology that enables people to use the internet as the transmission medium for telephone calls. Instead of using a telephone company’s wiring, VoIP routes the phone calls to the telephone using a high speed internet connection.

Why will this technology affect the ability of home security systems to transmit alarms? According to CANASA, using VOIP over traditional land line phone systems may cause a loss of ability to transmit signals. For the consumer, this means in order for alarm systems to remain operational over the long term, the technology used for signal transmission must be updated, re-imagined or revised.

A current issue regarding the use of VoIP for home security systems is that there are no enforced standards for the provision of phone service. Although an alarm company manufacturer may create a security system that works with VoIP, the system may become ineffective as soon as the customer switches service providers or even underwent an equipment change (such as a new router or modem).

Another downside is that if there were broadband failures, alarms would not be sent out. This lack of ability to transmit signals is a real concern. In the news there is talk of possible space debris or a meteor knocking out satellites and therefore interrupting wireless services. That would, again, render VoIP connections to these devices useless. For this reason, a conservative approach to VoIP home alarm devices is recommended. Patrons are cautions to keep their alarm systems on a landline connection at least until VoIP technology advances to the point where the current issues are negated. While having two phone systems may seem like an initial inconvenience, the peace of mind you have by knowing you home is safe and secure – not to mention the fact that you have a back up phone service – will help keep you calm during an emergency situation.

It is important to remember, however, that all new technologies have a few issues and these problems are usually quickly resolved to the advantage of the consumer. VoIP technology for home security systems is no different. Great strides are already underway to enable VoIP is on its way to becoming a secure, reliably, fail-proof method to transmit alarms. In fact, according to CANASA, In December 2009, AT&T has already submitted comments to the American Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to phase traditional phone lines out in its entirety and 75% percent of US alarm companies are planning a move from legacy analog systems to VoIP. It seems that VoIP is the way of the future and many service providers of home alarm systems are embracing this technology to keep their systems operational.

Since manufactures and dealers of home security systems have to move quickly to ensure they are current with this fast changing technology; it is imperative to purchase your system from a reputable dealer who is current with the industry and who can advise their customers on the best options for this developing technology.