As cybercrime rises in the United States you need to know how to protect your home and business. One of the beginning steps in protecting yourself is to purchase a security system. Although security systems can be tricky to understand it’s important to educate yourself before making any purchase. That’s why In The Sky has created an article on everything you need to know about home security.
Types Of Security Systems
Alarm systems are the most common type of security system found within homes. It works closely together with sensors placed on doors or windows throughout the house. The unit sends a low-voltage signal to the sensors placed around the house. Whenever something is opened it disrupts the flow of electricity, thus, causing the alarm to go off.
Surveillance systems are by far the most expensive for home and commercial security. However, since it is the most expensive it can also be argued as the most accurate type. Surveillance cameras are a group of cameras that record video around your home or business. After it’s recorded then it can be displayed on your phone, computer or tablet. All the video recorded is stored in a hard drive or within a cloud type of system. Most systems are motion-activated and begin recording when something is detected. It will then notify you if something is detected.
There are multiple types of security cameras ranging from low to high-quality resolution. We’ll be breaking down some home security cameras, also known as closed-circuit television (CCTV).
Grid Powered CCTV
This type of system is an energy-efficient home security system. It doesn’t depend on a monitor for energy. The cameras and monitor run on the power grid.
This type of system records its footage on a DVR or NVR within a hard drive. That way one can view it later or turn it over easily to the authorities.
A simple CCTV system includes a camera and a monitor. Once the monitor gets the energy it is then fed to the camera to get power. The monitor is connected to the camera with a coax cable.
The Digital CCTV system is the most technological up to date system. It records video and stores it on a network video recorder or cloud. Since it is on an NVR then one can view live footage with a strong internet connection. This system will also alert you on your phone in case of an emergency.
Motion Sensors & Lights
Motion sensors and lights are the most simple security system out of all the options. It works by detecting infrared waves that come from moving objects that have a heat signature. When something with a heat signature gets close to the sensor then it triggers the lights.
Breaking It Down By Price
The national average cost for an alarm system is roughly $150 – $280. That isn’t including installation on the system as well. However, it is important to note that most alarm systems are easy to install. Since the system doesn’t require a lot of parts to function then it’s easy to maintain.
As noted, CCTV systems are by far the most expensive, but it is arguably the most accurate system as well. Since cameras range from resolution then it can start at $500 and even go up to $6,000 for a group of high-quality cameras. These systems can be difficult to install so it’s important to do your own research or hire a professional like In The Sky.
Motion Sensors & Lights
Motion sensors and lights can be the most cost-effective choice for some. It can start at $50 range to $150. Maintenance is relatively inexpensive as it only needs a power source and a new light bulb from time to time. Installation is also simple as well on motion sensors and lights.
In The Sky Security Systems
In The Sky offers professional security installation and maintenance for your home or business. We offer the best services in Las Vegas for security camera installation.
Visit us at 3200 Polaris Ave STE 26, Las Vegas, NV 89102, or call us at (702) 330-3030. Visit our website to get a free quote.