ADT Alarms – Home Security-Low Cost Alarms That Work
For many people, their home is their greatest investment. In 2006 the median price for a home is expected to be $ 231,000. And needless to say everybody has insurance on their house. Everyone has insurance on their car also. But more people have alarms for their car than their home. How does that make any sense?
The majority of people associate home security alarms with high ticket home security systems, home security alarm systems or home security monitoring which can cost $ 70 a month or more. I just lately heard of a new home security company in New Mexico that is hiring ex police officers only to respond to alarm calls from members because to be honest the response time from the police department was way too slow. Monitored security systems are effective, no question about that. The question is- is there an effective way to protect your house without sending you to the poor house.
Clearly there’s a point where cost becomes prohibitive. Each situation is different for sure. Depending on the risk level of the area that you live many low cost home security devices will do the job just as well as the high priced toys. Keep in mind the objective is to prevent a burglary-keep the intruder from intruding.
Recently in Colorado Springs a woman was saved from an uncertain fate by an intruder attempting to get into her home. She was awakened in the middle of the night by her barking dogs. Now I am not recommending that everyone get a dog simply because quite frankly a whole lot of dogs aren’t suited for this anyhow. But let us look at some inexpensive alternatives that do work.
The simplest and least expensive are security alarms activated by opening a window or door. When the alarm is activated a 110 decibel alarm goes off. Other systems utilizing infrared technology detect motion in a room and set off an alarm. Another device sets of a realistic barking dog sound when movement is sensed from 30 feet away through doors and walls. The barking gets louder and more frequent as the intruder approaches.
One more system which has a broader appeal is a motion activated annunciator system that can detect movement from 1000 feet away and “lets you know” if somebody is approaching in your driveway, back yard or patio. This system can trigger a floodlight if it senses movement in a designated area. It can monitor up to six zones.
There are many home security alarms available which will do the job effectively without breaking the bank. Why take a chance with such a priceless investment. There are lots of choices available-one needs to be right for your home.