The New Look of Home Security
Wireless-enabled components and real-time monitoring are just a few of the updates changing home security systems. Whether you DIY yours or hire a pro install, here are a few terms and considerations.
- Apps (DIY or pro install) allow keyless entry and live monitoring with a smart device.
- Motion sensors may be used to activate lights, cameras and/or alarms.
- Cameras, including doorbell options, record various areas, including entrances.
- Sensors on or near doors and windows detect opening and closing.
- Glass-break detectors trigger an alarm or alert; can be placed in multiple spots.
- Environmental detectors include both smoke and carbon monoxide.
- 60% of burglars would discontinue a burglary upon discovering an alarm 
- 2.5 million - Number of burglaries per year; 1.5 million occur in the middle of the day during work hours 
- $2,210 - Average financial loss for homes that experience a burglary 
- 600 feet - Maximum distance that a 110-decibel alarm can be heard 
Cost, design, recurring charges, emergency assistance and home skills all factor in to whether you can DIY home security components or want to pay a pro to do it for you. And wireless capabilities make adding options a simpler process.
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