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How reliable are modern home security systems

By: Phineas Gray
Category : Home Security
July 9, 2013

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When an individual goes through the expense of having security systems in Beaverton installed, they want it to be as reliable as possible for all the right reasons. For starters, you want it to do what it is supposed to do, if there is a weakness you don’t want to be the last one to know when your home is invaded. You also do not want to fall into a state of false security that will leave you vulnerable to victimization.


When you watch TV mysteries it looks awfully easy to disarm a security system, the question begs, “Is it really that easy?” The answer a few years ago would have been a resounding “Yes” but with modern security systems in Beaverton, it is no longer that simple. All it took in the old days was to cut the phone lines or simply shut the main power off.


Today this is simply not possible; today’s systems are multi-layered so that if a determined burglar gets through one layer, there is another and another. With miniaturized, state of the art components that are suitable for mounting anywhere, your security barrier starts well before the walls of your house. It is easy to guard the entire perimeter of your property. This safe zone is provided when hi-tech infrared and motion detectors are ringing the property, these devices can easily pick up an individual’s presence within a 30 to 40 foot radius by either sensing body heat or movement. These devices are so intelligent that they can tell the difference between a real prowler and a stray dog or cat.


Modern security systems are wireless in most cases and because there is no tell-tale wire going to the security device, the sensors can be hidden from plain sight. As they are designed for outdoor use, they function in any weather. The next layer of security is the home itself. Doors and windows are fitted with sensors that send signals to the main control whenever they detect movement and as they send the signals wirelessly, the signals are guaranteed to reach the controller.


The interior of the home can be protected by motion sensors as well. Many people realize there are dead spots in their home where anyone can lurk undetected, with a motion sensor installed, these hiding spots are fully under surveillance.


First Response is committed to providing excellent security systems in Beaverton. First Response has the technology the people and the tools to ensure that you and your family are fully protected.