It cannot be denied that alarm systems are very effective and could help enhance the security of a home if used a right way. The major reason why many burglars are not very keen in intruding properties that have home security system is that they will more likely be caught and arrested by the police. The fear is installed in the burglars once they see the signs provided by alarm companies and are posted outside or in the property lawn. Some companies even have alarm decals that are added on the windows to make sure that burglars are warned. More often than not, burglars will skip houses that have these signs and look for other properties that are less secured.
For many of the homeowners, they chose not to use the signs and post the decals as it does not go along with the house’s theme or decors. For unsuspecting burglars who have no idea of the alarms, they will go along and break into one of the windows and grab a few belongings before the alarm can tip off the authorities. It is important that homeowners should be careful. It is not advisable to write pass codes and alarm codes in a place adjacent to the alarm keypad.
For a home security system to work properly, it should be installed by the company or the maker and should have regular maintenance. Many of the alarms systems are now capable of monitoring intruders as well as giving signal in case of a fire. It is important that the system’s speakers should be working properly in order to give out signal whenever any intruder breaks in. If working properly, the audible alarm should be set to turn off after a minute or two and should reset automatically. If not, the burglar will have gone by then but the whole community especially your neighbors will have to endure listening to the alarm sound for hours.
If you do not have professional monitoring along with your home security system, make sure that you have a list of emergency responder contacts and that they are all up to date.