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Features That Make Home Security Systems Well Worth The Investment

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As a homeowner, you want a home in which you and your family are safe and feel safe. If you haven't installed a home security system, it's time to give it some thought. Here, you'll find some of the features that could pique your interest.

Intruder Alert

The most obvious feature of the security system is the intruder alert. If someone attempts to or does enter your home when the alarm is active, it will sound. You will be given a set amount of time to disable the alarm before the police are alerted and dispatched to your location.

Window and door alarms will let you know when any door or window is opened. This is helpful not only in the sense of intruders but also if you have a family member that suffers from Alzheimer's or Dementia. If they were to try to slip out, you'd be able to catch them before they get too far.  

Fire and Carbon Monoxide Alerts

Some of the home security systems are also tied to a fire and carbon monoxide detection system. Whenever the system detects carbon monoxide or smoke and fire in the home, the alarm will sound and let your family know that it's time to get out. Soon emergency services will arrive. This is a wonderful and life-saving feature to consider.

Picture your family sleeping soundly in their beds. Your furnace has malfunctioned and your home is slowly filling with carbon monoxide and you have no idea. The alarm will sound and you can get your family out of the house before toxicity sets in.

Backup Battery

No need to worry about the alarm being down if the power goes out. Look into a backup battery feature if your area is prone to many outages. This means that even though your home has no electricity, the all of the alarm's features will work ā€“ fire, smoke, carbon monoxide and intruder. The only thing to remember when considering adding a backup battery is the fact that it will need to be replaced every few years or so as it will lose its ability to hold a charge for an extended period of time.

If you are unsure of what features you'll need for your family's safety, talk with your local alarm technician. He or she will be able to provide you with all of the information that you need to make an educated decision about the system for your home.

For more information, contact a company such as Videotec Corporation.