The popularity of friendly smart home devices has substantially expanded throughout the market, giving you a wider variety of options to choose from for every aspect of your home. Home security should never be an exception!
If you’ve been thinking about installing a home security system in order to improve the safety of your home, there are several different options to choose from. Although the security needs of each household may vary, there are some basic components of home surveillance that are considered to be must-haves by home security experts. Below is a list of equipment you may want to include as you build your DIY home security system.
Every professional home security system must begin with adequate door locks, and keyless locks are now the best choice to secure all major entry points to your home. Keyless entry will always lock automatically behind you, so you can be assured that whether you’re going out for a jog or grabbing a quick cup of coffee from the local cafe, your entry points will be safely locked, enabling you to quickly be able to get back in to your property.
Security cameras are the heart of any home surveillance system. The most commonly used security cameras available for the home security market are outdoor HD cameras, which are typically mounted in areas that oversee key entry points. Depending on your requirements it may be important to pick camera’s that are equipped with pan and zoom functions, so you can zero in on certain areas of interest and control exactly how much detail you can see. One of the most outstanding features of these cameras is their infrared night vision capability, which can detect images and movement up to 50ft away ensuring footage is captured even at long distance.
Motion sensors are undoubtedly some of the most beneficial tools for detecting intruders. For example, you can place sensors on all of the key entry points of your home, and then arm them remotely using your smartphone or other WiFi-enabled device. If any security breach is detected, you can program the sensor to trigger a loud siren in order to scare off the intruder, or you can set up email/text alerts that will notify you that the sensor has been tripped allowing you time to investigate the disturbance.