A few things can be as disconcerting as the thought of a home intrusion and a thief stealing your belongings. Naturally, all of us consider the safety of our family and possessions to be of paramount importance. A simple and effective way to free ourselves of any worry on that count is to opt for a home security system with an intruder alarm. But are these systems efficient?

Workings Of An Intruder Alarm System

Home alarm systems safeguard your home from unauthorised persons and help prevent break-ins. Their design provides for sensors with various ranges. The moment sensors pick up movement or detect a window or door being opened or broken, they sound an alarm. In case of a back-to-base alarm system, the system sends an alert to the security company which gets into action by following steps such as:

  • Calls you to find out whether the alarm is triggered accidentally.

  • Makes a spot check by sending a guard to your home.

  • Contacts other emergency services or the police.

Sometimes you feel that these systems are a nuisance. However, having it makes a lot of difference to your peace of mind as you know your possessions are safe.

Are Intruder Alarm Systems Expensive?

  • When it comes to protecting your family and your belongings, no cost is high. Some home alarm systems do make a sizable dent in your wallet.

  • You need to budget $2500 to $3000, for a wireless alarm system with the facility of back-to-base monitoring for 24/7.

  • A payment of about $2 per day as an ongoing subscription fee may be involved, depending upon the choice of the security provider.

  • If you want to select a DIY security system, you buy a starter kit costing about $400; it helps you save some money.