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Marine Security – Keep it Ship Shape

Not all Marine Security Systems are made alike. Some of them are actually designed for home or office use, and not adapted to successfully handle the often harsh marine environment. When you choose a boat security system, you’ll want to be sure that the system you select truly functions in a marine environment.

First of all, make sure your system’s alarm controls are contained in water resistant NMEAIII enclosing devices. Check to be certain that the electronics themselves feature an epoxy sealant over their components. And when it comes to sensors, home oriented devices just won’t do. A boat’s simple rocking against a dock or anchor can set off a false alarm. Even wind and waves can trigger a false alarm. Motion detectors for marine systems must utilize hidden pressure devices that are placed under decks, near door ways or under ladders to successfully alert you should a potential intruder get on your water craft. Motion detectors installed in an interior cabin should be dual technological devices that are triggered only when two motion violations occur to prevent false alarms. And besides hidden pressure sensors on decks, you’ll want your system to utilize marine standard contact sensors on doors, hatches, and lockers to restrict entry in certain areas. Continue reading Marine Security – Keep it Ship Shape

Boat Alarms – State of the Art Marine Security

Selecting a quality marine security system can be a challenge in today’s market. As boat owners become more concerned with preventing theft and intrusion, the security choices available have increased dramatically. But, some systems may be geared more toward home, business or automotive security; and even within the parameters of expert marine alarm systems, you’ll want to choose the right alarm for your boating needs based on size, durability, and whether you want a wired or wireless system. Continue reading Boat Alarms – State of the Art Marine Security

Perimeter Alarms: Eliminating Safety Problems Before They Occur

Some times you need to solve a problem. But sometimes its best to prevent a problem from occurring in the first place. In regard to home or business security and safety, having an alarm system in place inside your home or work place will warn you if an intrusion has incurred, solving the problem of identifying an intruder in your residence or work place and notifying law enforcement about this serious problem. But having a perimeter alarm installed outside your property could eliminate any potential intruder problems before they occur. Continue reading Perimeter Alarms: Eliminating Safety Problems Before They Occur

Solar Driveway Alarms: Everything You Need to Know

A driveway security alarm is excellent for alerting a property owner about potential intruders. All driveway alarms are sensor based – motion triggers a signal which sets off an alarm. There are both wired and wireless driveway alarm systems available; solar driveway systems are an economical and ecologically green system. They’re also easy to install, require little maintenance, and economical as you won’t be draining power as with a wired system, or need to replace a battery as with a conventional battery system. Instead, batteries are rechargeable through solar power, and these rechargeable batteries are usually provided with the solar alarm unit. Continue reading Solar Driveway Alarms: Everything You Need to Know

Home Security Options for Fire Protection and Environmental Hazards

Home security systems are often considered as devices used to protect your home from intruders. But there are many other security systems vital for home protection from fire, or other environmental hazards such as carbon monoxide or radon.

One option you may wish to consider is an ionization fire detector. This type of system monitors changes in electric current that can occur due to particles ionized by combustion. It alters the air inside the detector to serve as a conductor of electrical currents. If smoke enters the detector and stops the current’s flow, the alarm will sound. Such a system works immediately and well in detecting smoke caused by a raging fire; it is slightly slower in detecting a low level, smoldering fire. Ionization fire detectors are usually powered by battery, and sound a low warning tone when batteries are running low. Continue reading Home Security Options for Fire Protection and Environmental Hazards

Home Medical Alarms – Who needs them?

So who needs a home medical alarm? Possibly you do, or someone you love. For seniors or disabled individuals who live alone, a home medical alarm system can be a vital component in health and happiness. After all, even at home, there can be many risks of injury for elderly or disabled individuals. With a medical alarm system, you can help your loved ones stay safe from accidents, and prevent the possibility incurring unnecessary medical bills. Continue reading Home Medical Alarms – Who needs them?

Medical Alarm Systems – An Overview

Medical alarm systems are increasingly important in today’s society. Let’s take a look at why this is so and how these systems work.

First of all, for senior citizens or disabled individuals living alone, medical alarm systems are a simple and cost-effect way to help them maintain their independence. Rather than relying on care givers or family members, alarm systems offer a way to be safe should a health emergency or accident occur without compromising individual freedom. So many seniors are living independently yet feel tethered to family and neighbors in case of emergency; or they may feel compelled, for safety reasons, to give up living on their own. With a medical alarm system in place, their mobility and capabilities are enhanced. Continue reading Medical Alarm Systems – An Overview

Challenges in Home Security

Inside and out, keep your home safe – that’s the ultimate challenge. In today’s world, security alarm systems are vitally important, and so are other, more basic security steps.

First of all, make your property appealing – to you and your neighbors, not would be intruders! That means trim those shrubs and trees, get rid of any items in your yard that would make it easy for an intruder to use as cover – whether it’s an old camper shell left in the driveway or an unlocked storage shed. Illuminate your property: motion sensor lights are a great way to do this, triggering light to shine on the movement of expected and unexpected ‘guests’ alike. Be sure to leave lights on inside your home at night, whether automatically triggered or simply turned on before you go out for the evening. Making your home into a clean, well-lighted place is a major step in over coming any home security challenge. Continue reading Challenges in Home Security

Secure Your Home – Avoid Security Mistakes

Choosing a home security system is a vital safety step for your home and family. But along with selecting an alarm, lighting, or camera system, it’s also important to steer clear of some basic home security mis-steps and mistakes that could render your security technology useless.

A common and easily avoidable mistake: hiding your house key. The best alarm system in the world won’t keep out a thief you’ve handed him the key to your front door. Many people are concerned about being locked out of their home, and will place an extra key under a rock, above the door, or in a container somewhere on the property. A better plan: leave an extra key with a neighbor or purchase a finger print or keypad lock to replace a traditional keyed system. Don’t leave your house keys in your car either, even if your car is in your garage. That’s an open invitation to a car thief to come inside your home. And when you’re away from your property, the same rule applies – don’t leave your keys in your car. If you’re utilizing a valet parking system, remove your house keys from your key ring or keep a spare and separate car key for the valet’s use. Continue reading Secure Your Home – Avoid Security Mistakes

Determining What You Want from Home Security

Deciding what you want in home or business security is an important subject. It’s one that requires thought and consideration. In many ways, selecting a security system requires as much analysis as you devoted to selecting your property or building it. Security systems may be complex or simple deterrents, based upon your specific needs, location, and cost considerations.

The first step in choosing a security system is deciding just how much protection your property requires, based on its location, structure, and any built-in security features, as well as the amount of security that provides you with peace of mind. Continue reading Determining What You Want from Home Security