With tough times all around us and the threat of burglary and other household crimes increasing, it only makes sense that you want your home safe and secure. While some solutions exist that provide extensive monitoring of all facets of the home (and alert local authorities when trouble strikes), there are often expensive installation costs and recurring subscriptions to consider. In the modern day, though, home alarm systems can be used to deter criminals without having to break the bank. Below, we’ve outlined four home alarm systems that should be considered by any homeowner before they make a final decision.
Skylink SC-1000 Complete Wireless System
Using rolling-code technology, the Skylink SC-1000 home alarm system offers a great level of security without the likelihood of constant false alarms. This do it yourself system allows users to install remote monitoring systems all around the house – no need for wired connections! The system can be deactivated using either your personal code or the included keychain transmitter. With motion sensors as well as door and window sensors included, you can rest assured that any disruption will be caught by the system. Costing approximately $130, the Skylink SC-1000 is a great entry-level home security system.
Fortress S02-B Wireless Home Security Alarm
Another great choice for a no-commitment home security system is the Fortress S02-B Wireless system, available for around $200. Included with the package are ten door and window magnetic contacts that detect any break in between the window/door and its seal, three motion detectors and a screeching 110dB alarm – plus an additional outside siren. With three included key fobs to activate or deactivate the system, you can make sure that you do not set off the alarm accidentally by deactivating when approaching the door or when opening a window. If for some reason the alarm system fails and you believe there is an intruder inside, the panic button will activate the system as well.
PiSector Cellular GSM Home Security Alarm
This system works autonomously like the others on this list but also offers GSM functionality – you can program the system to alert you when or if a break-in occurs via cell phone. The intuitive PiSector machine can detect when it is being tampered with (such as by unplugging a sensor or landline phone) and will sound the alarm while also forwarding a text to the pre-programmed number. You can also use the system to monitor on-goings in the home at any time via cell phone. Costing approximately $350, the PiSector Cellular GSM Home Security Alarm system features ten window/door monitors and three motion detectors – all wireless.
US Patrol JB5532 Motion Alarm/Chime
The lowest cost option on this list, the US Patrol Motion Alarm and Chime does not have network communication technology built into it nor comes with a bunch of fancy gadgets – it primarily serves as a deterrent in areas where traditional alarms simply aren’t feasible (sheds, garages, etc). This $10 system can be installed anywhere and uses infrared motion sensors to determine when someone approaches. A panic button on the two included remotes can be activated to convert the chime into a full-on ear splitting alarm.
Today’s guest author, Jenny Wadlow, is a freelance writer. In her opinion, one can never be too sure regarding their safety and promotes the idea of installing alarm systems in Melbourne homes. She is a tech enthusiast and gets excited to learn about new innovations in the field of technology.