In my mind at least! protection from bad people aka thieves is one of the most important components of a smarthouse automation system.
With smart house alarm functionality, a criminal is less likely to break into your home and steal your prized possessions.
You must remember that burglars are opportunists and will only deploy their skills on houses that are not secured correctly.
A fully installed smart home intruder alarm system is a great way of providing you with some peace of mind when away from home.
As with everything in life, we need to plan our approach to increasing security levels at home.
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HOME SECURITY INSTALLATION PLANNING
When planning for security around your home, start by thinking like a burglar.
Begin outside… preferably in the evening after the sun has gone down. Look for dark areas around your home.
These can be used by potential intruders as hiding areas while they work their way inside.
Look for any spot where you might think someone would work on entering your home, including doors, garages, and even second-story windows.
In other words, you need to identify vulnerable parts of your house to a robbery.
All of these locations will need some types of sensors protecting them.
When you add a security system, you’ll need to plan for covering each of these areas.
PROTECT YOUR HOME WITH A WIRED OR WIRELESS HOME ALARM SYSTEM
Once you understand the mindset of a criminal, you are now ready on making some decisions with regard to the equipment that you need to install.
Your first step is to choose between whether to install a wired or a wireless smart home protection system.
Here are the pros and cons of each:
- Wireless smart-home protection systems require no wires, therefore they are relatively cheap to install. The one main drawback is that all of the sensors use batteries, which has obvious drawbacks.
- With a wired smart home protection system, no batteries are required however cables will need to be run between your smart home controller and the various types of sensors around your home. A wired home alarms system is typically installed by a professional.
In Part 2 of this series, I’ll be going over the different types of sensors used by a smart house wireless security system.