Types of Security Systems Commonly Used Today

Getting a security system nowadays is very important. Burglaries happen every day. According to statistics, two million happen each year in the United States alone!  Either for your business or your home, you must install one. There are many different types of security systems that security companies still commonly use today. Let’s check these out:


Monitored System

A monitored system is one of the most generally used alarm systems these days. When the system detects a break-in, fire, or other emergencies, it will contact a call center. The call center will be contacting the police further.

Advantages: It is convenient and comprehensive.

Disadvantages:    It has its downsides on the technical aspects (e.g., its components can be tampered easily by professional burglars). This system is also very costly, as you pay for the convenience of having someone else monitor your homes.


Unmonitored System

This system sets off a loud alarm inside and outside the house when someone breaches security. It relies on your neighbors nearby to call the police if you are not home.

Advantages: The cost is less expensive, even if you sought the help of a professional to install the system in your home.

Disadvantages:    The system relies solely on the response of the neighbors if they hear the alarm.


Electric Current Home Alarm

This system is usually present in newly-built houses. It monitors windows and doors. Once a door or window opens, it will trigger an alarm.

Advantages: This is system is perfect if you have small children in your house. It can also work with another security system once it is properly setted-up.

Disadvantages:    Outside electrical currents can interfere with the alarm (e.g., lightning)


Wireless Alarm System

Wireless alarm systems use radio frequencies that permit sensors throughout the home to connect with the system’s central control.

Advantages: This system is easy to install. There are no monitoring fees required, and it is highly customizable.

Disadvantages: The limitation of the distance of the sensor’s and camera’s signals. Another is its dependability on batteries, which needs replacement often.