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Society isn’t always a safe place; even the safest neighborhoods have outbreaks of crime that can leave homeowners scared. However, there are many new advances in technology that can keep homeowners safe and keep their belongings protected.
One of the most high-tech things you can get for home safety is a home security system. This is a system that protects your entire home. As a result, it can be fairly costly; however, it has a very low failure rate. It works by having sensors on your doors, windows, and other home entrances. The system is synced with all of these sensors, and it can be turned on or off with a password that only the homeowners know. If the system is turned on (for instance, when the homeowners are out of the house) and a door or window opens, the alarm blares. It sends a call to the operators at the security company, who then calls the homeowner. They verify whether or not they are the ones who opened the door by asking for a password. If the homeowner doesn’t answer or if the person who answers can’t identify the code, they send the police to the house.
This type of system has a regular installation and equipment fee in addition to a monthly monitoring fee. Another solution that is a bit less expensive are door and window sensors that aren’t connected to an outside monitoring service. These sensors still make an alarm noise when the window or door is opened, but if no one is home, the alarm doesn’t do anything.