Homes built today incorporate security technology into the plan. Often, fire detection, intruder alarms and the like are hard wired into the homes electrical system. According to the needs of the area, cameras may be used and emergency lights and motion detectors can be part of the home security system. New homes can be planned around keeping unwanted people out while allowing the family to escape quickly in an emergency and allowing emergency personnel easy entry.
Landscaping that protects windows with thorny growth also keeps growth from creating hiding places for possible attackers. Everything working off the electrical system can be backed up with a battery system that kicks in automatically when electricity is cut to the home. That means that whether a simple blackout occurs – as it can in a new development – or a dangerous storm knocks out the power as it blocks roads and creates life threatening situations, there will be emergency lights and alarms to protect the home and, more importantly, the family.
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Existing homes can be retrofitted with security technology, even if it means a bit of tricky work. The usual home that is five years old or older should have an electrical system that’s modern enough to handle the basics. Burglar alarms, fire alarms, emergency lighting and even motion detectors can be added with a system that combines hard-wiring and battery operation without having to tear out walls and upgrade the electricity.
Most homes of this age can easily handle internet connections to allow a smart home security system to be added. A talented do-it-yourselfer can handle most of the work on his own. Only the most elaborate system would require help from an expert. Information provided by home improvement stores, security centers and the internet can lead a homeowner to the right equipment, most of which is easy enough to install properly. Many neighborhoods even offer meetings with police officers and fire fighters who provide the kind of localized information that is necessary for decision-making.
Of course, many homes are too old for this kind of home security system. Older homes are treasured by many special people who love history and have the desire to remodel the original structures of a neighborhood. Some towns have historical homes that are a hundred years old or more. Respectful restoration is an interest made possible by new kinds of building materials and their easy availability.
One of the problems of such a home however, is the lack of sufficient electricity to update all of the new technology that modern homeowners take for granted. The home security system for these homes can include wireless systems that work with the internet. A modern home security system should be tech-based and today it’s within everyone’s reach.