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Bought A New House And Learned There Was Crime Close By? 2 Tips To Protect You And Your Family

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If you just purchased a new home and have learned that there is crime near you, you will want to protect yourself and your family. Fortunately, there are many options you have to choose from, two of which are listed below. 

Residential Surveillance System

A residential surveillance system can feature one camera that will monitor one area of your home or you can choose a large camera that will cover a large area of your home. Having a system installed inside your home can be beneficial. You can see through the camera on your smartphone, a computer, tablet, etc. as long as you have an Internet connection. This allows you to monitor your home while you are away, such as if you want to monitor your children or a pet. 

There are outdoor cameras that you can install where they are in plain view. For example, you could install a camera by your front door that an intruder would see as soon as they walked up to the door. In many cases this is enough to deter someone from entering your home. You can also install hidden surveillance cameras. These cameras are often hidden in a plant or a clock inside your home. This allows you to monitor one area easily. 

Security System

Along with the residential surveillance system you can also have a security system installed for your home. There are systems that connect to the security company. If your alarm goes off the security company will be notified and then send police, ambulance, etc., to your home. There are both wired and wireless security systems. A wired system uses your phone line whereas a wireless system uses your Wi-Fi signal.  There are advantages and disadvantages to each of these. The security company can go over these with you.

A control panel will be installed inside your home that you use to control your security system. You can disarm or arm the alarm, change the passcode for the security system, and much more. The security company can install sensors on all doors and windows so if they are opened an alarm will sound. Along with the security system the security company can install security lights outside. These lights will come on automatically when someone steps close to them. Most intruders will run away if a bright light turns on. 

The security company that you hire can give you many more tips on keeping you and your family safe and will be ale to install residential surveillance systems.