As a homeowner, one of your top priorities is the safety and security of your home, belongings and family. The reality is that burglaries and home invasions can happen to anyone, regardless of the neighbourhood they live in. Fortunately, there are many ways to protect your home, and one of the most effective methods is by installing a home security system.
Understanding the Basics of Home Security Systems
A home security system is a device designed to protect your home from intruders and other potential threats.
There are many types of security systems. We recommend NoEntry by Sonis which is a DIY, smart home alarm. Unlike other house alarms, NoEntry does not require any motion, door or window sensors, instead, it uses sound-signature technology to detect intruders.
Benefits of Installing a Home Security System
The primary benefit of installing a home security system is that it can deter burglars and other intruders from targeting your home. Studies show that homes without security systems are up to 300% more likely to be targeted by burglars than those with security systems.
In addition to deterring intruders, home security systems can also provide peace of mind. Knowing that your home is being monitored and protected can help you feel safer and more secure.
Features to Look for in a Home Security System
When shopping for a home security system, there are several features to look for to ensure you get the best possible protection. Some key features to consider include:
Equipment: Typically, traditional alarms rely on motion, door or window sensors which detect movement within a certain range and trigger an alarm or other response. However, you may require multiple sensors throughout the home. As mentioned before, NoEntry is unique in that it doesn’t require any additional sensors, giving you whole-home security from a single unit.
Set-Up: When choosing a home security system, you want one that is easy to set up and operate. NoEntry by Sonis can be operated via a key fob or through your smartphone. Furthermore, it takes less than five minutes to set up. For proof, why not watch our installation video?
Range: Ideally, an intruder alarm that covers your entire home is the best option. The NoEntry house alarm will cover your entire home, including integral garages and conservatories.
Pet-friendly: 21% of all false alarms are caused by pets. While there are ‘pet-friendly PIRs’ these do not cover the whole house, allowing space for your cat, dog or an intruder to crawl through your home. It’s best to go for a truly pet-friendly solution like NoEntry, which listens for intruders, not pets.
Installation: If you are a renter, you’ll need a house alarm that doesn’t require any drilling. NoEntry has a simple plug-and-play design, which means that you won’t need any fixtures or permission from your landlord.
Budget: Home security systems can range in price, with traditional systems costing up to £900. At Sonis, we aim to make home security affordable for all, giving you everything that a traditional alarm does and more for a fraction of the cost.
In this beginner’s guide to acknowledging the importance of home security systems, we’ve highlighted the critical aspects of protecting your home, belongings and family. Understanding the basics of home security systems and choosing the right one, like NoEntry by Sonis, can significantly enhance your home’s safety, deter potential threats, and provide you with the peace of mind that comes from knowing your loved ones and belongings are well-protected.