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Components of home security systems

Prestige Alarms supplies and installs home security systems throughout Birmingham, Hoover AL and Huntsville. These days a home security system is no longer a luxury, but rather a necessity. There are many types and configurations of home security systems and it is difficult for you to know what type of system is right for you. They type of home security system depends on your property, your areas and your budget. A professional security company such as Prestige Alarms can help you make informed choices and decisions.

If you stay in a security complex, then much of the security requirement are dealt with by the management company or body corporate. A typical complex security system will consist of a security guards and access control. The same will apply to an apartment block. But if you live in a free-standing home, security is on your shoulders.

Home security systems, whether for a multi-housing complex or a free-standing home have the same purpose and objective – to keep the occupants and visitors safe. This is achieved by deterrence, prevention, detection, warning, notification and response.

A security alarm system is one of the first lines of defense. The signs in and around your property will act as a deterrence to most criminals and would be criminals. Deterrence alone is a powerful weapon in your home security setup. Prevention in the form of access control is also important. Whether access control in the form of security guards and digital access control systems are feasible, depends on the type of property you own.

CCTV surveillance is also an important component in a home security setup. Advanced home security systems will likely include come form of monitored surveillance. These systems will also make use of recent advances in smart phone technology. These advances enable greater integration and control over various security aspects of your home.