October 11, 2021
Security alarms, house alarms, burglar alarms, security protection systems or intrusion detection – home security systems can go by a myriad of names. But when it comes down to it, the name of the product is the last thing most people worry about when it comes to your home’s first line of defence.
We’re here to sound the alarm on cost-effective solutions, practical for your location and climate.
Different types of security
A security system is only as good as your most vulnerable point, which is why you need to look at the bespoke options for the system, rather than ‘just what the neighbours got’.
There are many different types of alarms to consider for your home to meet your protective security needs. Alarms can broadly be divided into two types of systems: an internal security alarm system, or a perimeter (or external) intrusion detection system. What’s the difference?
- Security Alarm Systems, more commonly known as SAS, are alarm systems that work on the simple concept of securing your entry point(s) with sensors that communicate with a control panel.
- Perimeter Intruder Detection, known to those in the industry as PIDS, are perimeter security solutions that provide a fundamental barrier to those who need to secure valuable assets and things that can be moved.
Whether you own a brand-new property or want to protect your family’s home, there are a number of options available to secure your biggest assets.
- Your first line of defence against unwanted visitors are security lights. When done properly, security lights create the illusion of residency and can alert neighbours or pedestrians to activity in or outside your property. And with the advances in technology, you can invest more and place in cameras to your sensor.
- A cost effective and widely accepted as the single biggest deterrent to stop unwanted guests from getting inside your property is a burglar alarm. A burglar alarm activated when someone enters a property, and a siren is expelled.
- What if you don’t have one, or they get past the alarm system? This is where surveillance (CCTV) cameras enter the equation. A visual surveillance system composed of cameras, display units and recorders, used expressly for recording and observing suspected areas where criminal activity can take place.
Get expert advice
If you want to install a home security system in Christchurch, Auckland, the Waikato or nationwide, make sure you talk to the experts. We’d recommend the team at Watchu Security, who will carry out a full initial assessment at no cost and will send through the options that best suit your property and your budget. Contact them today to protect your home with an easy-to-use and affordable system.