What are the Options to Improve Your Home Security Systems?

Improving home security systems? You’ve probably got two basic classes of option open to you. First, you can think about switching from a DIY system to a monitored one – and second you can think about changing the calibre of your equipment to bring you up to date.

Home security companies, like burglars, move with the times. As burglars find ways to circumvent or disable current systems, the companies that make them find ways to counteract the new habits of burglars. Keeping up with the arms race is your guarantee that your home security systems will continue to keep your property safe.

Improve Your Home Security Systems

So what is the difference between a monitored and a Do It Yourself home security system? Monitored systems have a security company monitoring centre attached to them, which means that your home is being actively watched over at all times by employees of the company that made your security equipment. DIY home security systems, on the other hand. Are often self installed and have no external monitoring centre attached to them.

Clearly changing from a DIY system to a system run by any one of a number of trusted home security companies is an easy way to improve the safety and security of your property. A DIY system is capable only of deterring burglars and raising an alarm should they breach your perimeter. A monitored system, on the other hand, automatically calls people out to your property in the event of anything wrong – and if you have live monitoring of your CCTV or video feed you can even have advance warning and prevention built in.

If you choose to improve your home security systems by upgrading to newer and better equipment, the best way to go about it is to get professional advice on the best kind of equipment for your property. All sorts of different security equipment is available to protect your home – and not just from burglary either. Modern home security systems can help prevent fire and even carbon monoxide poisoning – all from a centrally managed unit.

Upgrading your home security system to include advance warning of and protection from fire and gas poisoning can be an excellent way to get more value from your installation. Think, for a moment, in terms of insurance premiums. You pay more for your insurance if your insurer thinks there is a greater risk of you eventually having to claim from it. When you upgrade your home security systems to include fire protection and prevention, then your home insurance premiums could well drop. And even if they don’t, you’ll be happy in the knowledge that your family is now being protected from one of the biggest dangers they’ll face in a domestic building.

The threat of fire and gas damage to people living in your house is very real. Upgrade to a monitored system that keeps an eye out for non-human intruders into the home and your peace of mind will be assured.


  1. Anthony
    Posted October 31, 2011 at 1:30 am |

    I like the information you have provided about security systems.

  2. Posted March 2, 2012 at 7:08 am |

    The danger of motion detectors is that a sequence of false alarms can lead to “The boy who cried wolf” syndrome, meaning that possibly when a real alarm is set off it is ignored as another false alarm, effectively defeating the whole point of the system

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