Welcome to HomeAndPersonalSecurity.com. At HomeAndPersonalSecurity.com,
our store has everything you need to feel safe in your own home as well
as away from it. We also provide plenty of informational articles which
cover facts and tips about home and family safety.
Although the nightly news may overplay the dangers of this world, there
really is nothing more valuable than peace of mind. Feeling safe is
an important step toward being able to enjoy all other aspects of home
ownership. Knowing that your family and possessions are safe as well
can be even more meaningful.
With a home security system you can rest assured that both your family
and your living space are getting the protection they deserve. Our home
security system store is designed to aid you in selecting the best home
security system, whether you choose a wired or wireless home security
system. We also feature personal alarms and a full variety of security
cameras, from standard light, to laser, to infrared.
The most common instruments of home security are burglar alarms. As
the name suggests, these alarms detect when any intruder enters the
house. Circuit alarms are very common, though motion detectors are the
more modern and effective option for home security. Detection may be
achieved with radar, light or infrared sensors.
Combining all these alarm techniques is the best recipe for full and
complete personal security. Here are some descriptions of basic alarm
systems to help you get started:
• Circuit alarms – These are the simplest type of burglar
alarms. They consist of an open or closed circuit, which is often placed
at an entrance. An electric current runs between two objects. (I.E.
between the frame and the door) When that flow is disrupted or stopped
(as when someone opens the door, for example), it sets off an alarm.
Of course, these alarms rely on specific behavior from intruders. As
a result, someone may simply enter from some other location and remain
• Radar-based motion detection - This is the most popular form
of detection in security systems which we also see in our everyday lives.
Automatic doors, used frequently in grocery stores and shopping malls,
run on radar-based motion detection. The detection process makes use
of a box which shoots microwave radio energy over an area at regular
intervals then waits for the reflected energy to signal back. If the
signal returns faster than normal (i.e. if a person is in the way of
the energy), then an alarm will be triggered (or those automatic doors
will simply open).
• Passive infrared (PIR) detection – This is the most advanced
form of motion detecting. These are called passive because they do not
generate their own energy (unlike a radar detector, which has to constantly
emit microwaves). Rather, PIRs operate by “seeing” the infrared
energy of the room. For example, if an intruder enters the room, the
PIR will detect the rapid change of heat in the room and sound the alarm.
•Light/laser sensors - These work similarly to circuit-based detectors:
if the light beam is disrupted or does not reach its destination, an
alarm is set off. These detectors are common in movies where a character
has to maneuver through beams of light to foil security. When a security
device is triggered, it will emit loud sounds, flash lights, and an
auto-dialer will inform either a security agency or the police. Be sure
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information about home and personal security systems.