Did you know that 2.4% of Australian households experienced home burglary last year while 1.9% experienced attempts of a home break-in? It is a tough pill to swallow but some Australians still commit crimes despite the ongoing onslaught of the pandemic.
Tough times call for tough measures. The pandemic brought out so much tension and anxiety in so many people that some are left with no choice but to consider criminal activities. We are in no position to judge whatsoever but it is what it is. You shouldn’t sleep to protect the safety of your home though. It is highly unlikely that you would experience home burglary but just to be on the safe side, you need to know that now is the best time to consider having a home alarm system.
What is a home alarm system?
A home alarm system is your best option for protection against burglary. It consists of numerous devices designed to detect and monitor unauthorized entry into your home or any space. It uses motion sensors that send signals to a core processor that triggers alarms to instantly blast off when sudden movement is detected. Its core processor can also be programmed to send phone alerts whenever detection is detected.
These are the advantages of having a home alarm system:
PRO #1: Effective visual deterrent of crimes
A home alarm system is potent when it comes to discouraging burglars to proceed with their criminal plans. Burglars are experts when it comes to determining if a house is equipped with an alarm system or not. As they want an easy object for their malicious plans, they prefer houses that are not protected and equipped with an alarm system. Houses with no protection whatsoever make their plans extremely easy to execute. This is why it’s extremely advantageous for any house owner to install an alarm system. Its mere visual presence is enough to scare burglars away.
PRO #2: Effortless monitoring
A home alarm system will allow you to easily monitor your house and the vicinity surrounding it wherever you may go. It would be very easy for you to check if anything suspicious is happening whenever and wherever you may be because feeds from home alarm systems can now be connected to your smartphone. With this feature, you can always peacefully go on beach holidays and short weekend vacations without needing other people to house sit for you. You also won’t need regular updates from neighbors when you’re on an unplanned out-of-town trip as you could always effortlessly check your home’s real-time feed on your smartphone.
PRO #3: Seamless detection of unauthorized entry
This is the most important feature of any home alarm system. It can take care of the security and safety of your home without requiring physical effort from you or anyone at your home. With a solid home alarm system in place, you can always sleep peacefully at night knowing fully well that should there be any kind of break-in or trespass on your property, you would always be alerted. A home alarm system blares off whenever an unwanted movement is detected. It can be programmed to sound off or send an alert message directly to your mobile phone. Advanced burglar alarms installed by Smart Security can even be programmed to directly contact police authorities whenever a break-in is detected.
PRO #4: Secured 24/7 safety of your home and your belongings
Nothing defeats the solid security and peace that home alarm systems give to homeowners. A superbly installed home alarm system will always give you the comfort and assurance that your home is properly looked after and protected. It can easily tell you if something is suspicious without the need to be personally up all night. It’s similar to having your own security guard without having to pay a person to physically do it for you 24/7. That level of security, practicality, and convenience that a home alarm system brings is simply unbeatable.
These are the disadvantages of having a home alarm system:
CON #1: Can be annoying to neighbors
Some home alarm systems are so sensitive they blast off even when they detect extremely strong wind. You can end up having inconvenienced neighbors if your alarm is set to this level of movement sensitivity and alarm mode. This can be solved if you’d have expert engineers choose the best movement detection setting fit for your environment. You can also have an alarm system that doesn’t blast off but sends message alerts or gives you a phone call instead.
CON #2: Can be inconvenient
You would need to train yourself and everyone you live with to have an entirely different routine whenever you leave or arrive at your home. Everyone at home needs to be aware of alarm protocols. You need to be used to disarming it whenever you return home. You especially need to get used to setting it up every time you leave.
CON #3: Can give a false sense of security
Households with home alarm systems may get complacent with security. Looking out for other protective measures and security protocols tend to be forgotten when homeowners already have a 24/7 convenient watch guard. This can be easily avoided by doing regular security maintenance and staying up to date on the latest security measures that one can deploy to protect one’s home. Regularly checking local and national news and committing to being an informed and engaged community member will also greatly help.