Home alarm systems and surveillance cameras are readily available in DIY kits, with a variety of cameras, recording equipment, access control systems, motion detectors and so on. You’ll find many wholesale home security systems and camera providers online. Keep in mind that many of these items maybe mediocre quality because the higher end “professional” equipment is only sold to licenced companies. Ensure you do not get ripped off with a low-quality home security system, buy only from reputable resellers and enquire at local security companies and homeware stores about similar products. All sellers and installers MUST hold a Security Licence to come to your property and discuss or install Security Alarms and Cameras & their licences can be checked by looking up the government register online. There is a hefty fine for not holding this licence and/or possible jail time..
At a minimum, your property should have an alarm system which acts as a deterrent, scares off intruders and alerts neighbours and the occupants of possible problems. No matter your home’s layout, opt for window and door sensors, primarily on ground level, but also at any balcony entry doors. Passive infra-red or “motion” detectors should be pointed to entry points, passages and windows that might not have sensors in order to pick up any movement as soon as possible. Basic do-it-yourself alarm systems are relatively simple to install and can instantly improve protection of your property but cannot be connected to professional monitoring services.
Some systems come with flashing lights and sirens that can alert the neighbours. These are a good deterrent to intruders as long as they do not frequently go off for no apparent reason. Be sure to let your neighbours know if you’re leaving home for an extended period, ask them to keep their ears and eyes open.
With the DIY option, the points of installation are very important. Seeing that you are not making use of an expert in security, who will know where to position and point your passive infra-red detectors and so forth, you need to make 100% sure that all possible areas and access points are covered properly, which is why it’s best to use a professional company.
MONITORED ALARM SYSTEMS AND SECURITY COMPANIES
A good house security system should have monitoring and surveillance services. Smartway can offer security system installation, maintenance and 24/7 monitoring. We have trained personnel who respond to an alarm system that’s been triggered. Whether you need medical assistance, protection from intruders or any other safety-related matter, they have the facilities to cater for it all for a small monthly fee (less than 1 cup of coffee a week!)
Generally, your best option is an experienced security provider with resources and technical skills to provide adequate home security systems. We provide installation and maintenance of integrated safety solutions and also offer you monitoring of your security system at a nominal fee & we have been providing an alarm monitoring service since 1999.
So contact the Team @ Smartway today and let them help you to protect what is important to you!