8 Additions to Your Home Security System

January 5, 2018 at 11:18 AM


Homeowners must put in a lot of work and investments to make their homes secure. You must seal all home security gaps and where applicable, devise ways to keep your home safe. Your home may have regular security features in place. But, adding fine security details beefs up your security and ensures peace of mind. Some of these home security additions include;

Motion detectors

Motion detectors are designed to raise the alarm when an unexpected visitor approaches your home, front door, back door, and windows. During the day, they raise and alarm and send an alert to the relevant parties immediately. Motion detectors can be integrated with smart lights such that, the lights turn on once motion towards your house is detected when dark. Additionally, they now offer pet immunity where your pets can play around the house during the day as you enjoy ultimate home protection. 


Sirens raise attention and notify the entire neighborhood that a thief/intruder is around. So, every burglar hates sirens and will take off immediately when a siren goes off. You can have an interior or exterior siren. An interior siren is installed in the house but equally as loud while an exterior siren is installed above the roof and is visible to everyone. 

Glass break detectors

Glass break detectors raise the alarm when they detect the tone of breaking glass or vibration of glass. So, you are immediately alerted when a burglar hits your window or door glass to gain entry to your home. 

Temperature sensors

Temperature sensors raise the alarm when your home’s temperature goes beyond a specified high and within a short period. Temperatures increase significantly when a fire is about to break out. So, the detectors can help you save your home and family. 

Door contacts

Door contacts are small inconspicuous hardware pieces that are attached to the door and door frame. They detect when a door is opened and closed. So, they can alert you when a door is opened when you are not home. They can integrate with smart alarms where the alarm goes off once the contacts detect door motion. 

Smart key fobs

Key fobs are used to arm and disarm your home security system remotely. You open your home and close it remotely. You eliminate the risk associated with having a spare key under the doormat or somewhere within your yard. Burglars are always on the lookout for vulnerable targets and would not fail to see you hiding your spare key. 

Smoke and gas detectors

Smoke detectors go off when a high amount of smoke is detected. On the other hand, gas detectors go off when the air is filled with flammable gas. These two detectors are great at preventing home fires. They detect smoke and gas; factors that denote possible fire outbreaks. 

Bottom line

Every homeowner has different home security needs in regards to their neighborhood and social status. However, the above are security measures that every homeowner should incorporate despite having low home security threats. Also, your home security system dictates the additions you can include.