Willing to pick the perfect residential security system for your home? The entire process can be an extremely puzzled one if the topic is new to you. Besides, with numerous options available in the market you can get all the more confused while trying to choose the best that suits your needs. In order to make the correct choice, you can make the best use of the following checklist listing all the essentials for the security of your home: 

Constant monitoring in emergency situations – Personal or Professional

These days there is an ample number of home security options that come with the provision of staying connected to your Smartphone and drop in alerts about each and every activity that takes place at your residence. Although this is a smart way of staying connected to your home. A similar kind of professional approach can also be opted for where your home is kept professionally monitored day and night. In emergency situations, these systems get proactive and alert the nearby helps including fire as well as police departments.

Identifying the sections that need protection

Identification of the sections that you need to protect is one of the main and initial most steps when trying to choose the apt security system for your house. The level of security required can be determined by the homeowners by taking up a preliminary assessment of security. This assessment identifies all the available security gaps within and around your house. This helps you to understand the requirement and make your choices easier than ever.

Choosing Security Cameras for the Security of your Home

Cameras are one of the best gifts of technology that has proved to help humans in several ways. It helps to capture footage of various instances, capture crimes as well as provide evidence of various happenings in and around your residence. These cameras impart live video feed that helps you to decide your best response to the actions via which the alarm system might get triggered.

Read more: How To Select, Order & Install Home Security System

Fire and Smoke Detectors for security

You can choose apt smoke as well as fire detectors which are constantly monitored such that you get alerts at any time of the day. Many detectors work even when the alarm system isn’t activated keeping your residence safe and secure. These kinds of alarms must be installed at places that are more prone to catch fire.

Movement Detectors or Motion Sensors

Movement detectors are the best devices that are capable of detecting any kind of movement that takes place all around your house. These sensors are bang on and trigger the alarm as soon as it detects any kind of motion nearby. A motion detector activates the main doorbell whenever someone approaches it. The sensor also notifies whenever kids enter any of the restricted zones of the house. These also come in the form of detector lights where no notice is made but bright light is shown to alert the homeowner.

There are various kinds of motion detectors that you can choose as per the requirements of your home. You can make a choice from the below-listed options: 

  • PIR (Passive Infrared) Sensors:

    As a matter of fact, all the warm-blooded animals emerge Infrared Radiations. These sensors detect the movement of all such animals and keep your house safe and secure.

  • Ultrasonic Sensors:

    These sensors when active detect the sounds of metals as well as breaking of glass with utmost ease.

  • Tomographic Sensors:

    These sensors can detect even through barriers including walls and doors.

  • Combined Sensors:

    Combined sensors are the ones that get activated on the activation of two kinds of sensors such that fake kinds of alarms can be avoided. Such dual sensors are activated when both the combined sensors are activated.

Burglar Alarms

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A burglar alarm is one of the traditional kinds that offer sensors on windows as well as doors. It alerts as soon as there is any kind of unwanted entrance in your residence. The two kinds of burglar alarms from which you can pick the one suiting your requirements are as follows: 

  • Bells-Only:

    This kind of alarm is a ringer alert alarm which makes a loud noise whenever a break in the residence is detected. The external alarm is continued for around twenty minutes whereas the internal alarm, as well as the external light, constantly keeps alerting until they are turned off by the system. This kind of security systems is often used at homes which stay at lower risk, where there are contents or possessions of significantly lower value.

  • Monitored Alarms :

    The monitored alarms are connected to the external security company which is responsible for monitoring signals of your security alarm. Whenever such an alarm is triggered then someone from the security center will call up and check if everything is fine by asking for the password which would shut the alarm off. If the password is not provided or the call is not answered then any of the nominated individuals or the police are informed.


Some of the above-mentioned points must be carefully studied such than an apt residential security system can be installed as per the requirement of your apartment. Security measures of your residence completely depend on the desired requirements of the owner. Therefore, first and foremost you must carefully study and conclude the exact requirements such that no money or energy is wasted.


Guide to Choose the Best Residential Security System was last modified: October 5th, 2019 by William Wilson
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Gerty GiftAshley TurnsJordan Recent comment authors

I’ve been looking for a good commercial security system. I’m glad you talked about how combined sensors could be helpful. I’m going to have to look for some good security system options and see what we can find!

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Ashley Turns

Thanks for letting us know that a monitored alarm will be sure to alert the security company, which will call your home. My husband and I are looking to keep our home safer by installing a security system, and we are wondering what type of features we should invest in. We will definitely have to find a system with a monitored alarm since we’ll receive a call from the company if it is triggered.

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Gerty Gift

My husband and I are looking into getting a security system for our home. I like your suggestion about having an external alarm. I think it really helps so that others in the neighborhood are aware of the situation.