Wireless Memory Card Home Security System

Sometimes when a family purchases a security system, you just don’t know what you get. As the salesperson goes over all the features, most of the time we all are thinking about the price. Unfortunately, when it comes to these products, you get what you paid for and even more of a reason why you should be sure to look at a wireless memory card home security system.

While the cost is surprisingly low, it’s the extra features that set this security system apart from all the rest. It has the obvious ones like keeping you safe at home, but when you have a wireless option, you are guaranteed to get more than what you bargained for when you purchase it. Here’s a short list of benefits you’ll gain with a wireless memory card home security system.

The Sensory

Anytime you have one of these security systems, the sensory is unmatched by any other. It is all set up with sound, so if someone breaks a window on the back door, knocks over the garbage can, or even falls down your wireless memory card home security system is sure to pick up on it. It’s basically the kind of security that homeowners need to keep their family safe from unexpected events.

Using Cameras

Even though many people don’t feel the need to get cameras involved in their security system, the option is available. If you land one of these innovations you’ll enjoy added features that many other systems can accompany with their product. A great example is if you’re hearing something outside, but don’t want to chance putting yourself into harm’s way, there is a remote you can use to access the cameras.

What makes the wireless memory card home security system different from all the rest, is the memory card. It allows you to save pictures of any of the events that take place. This way when you call the local authorities, they can use the information found on the card as evidence to take the intruder to jail. It’s a win/win situation and one that you probably won’t want to pass up.

No Installing Issues

Unlike those old security systems, these are full of wires you need to place around the house, under mulch, or running along the cutters. The easy way to explain it is it’s just like with your home computer. Instead of finding places to hide that Ethernet cable and power supply strips, you can go wireless and access the Internet anywhere in the house. You probably get the idea.

Deciding What’s Safe

So when you’re searching for more information on the wireless memory card home security system, think about all the benefits you’ll gain from putting one in your home. Surprisingly, they aren’t much more than those older versions, so not only will you get the best protection possible, but you’ll be able to keep your family safe and save money at the same time.

Home Security and Facebook

Can home security start with Facebook? With almost 500+ million users, Facebook (whether we like it or not) has become a huge part of people’s lives. Even I find myself on Facebook, updating my profile and checking up on what my friends are up to. Connecting with other people has never been easier. Live status updates, tagged pictures, recent activity, etc. let’s anyone and everyone know what is going on with your life. Thus, in order to promote home security and safety, we must watch what we post on Facebook.

Facebook’s recent development of allowing creators of applications access to contact information of users who install the developer’s apps has been questioned by many security experts. This contact information includes your address and mobile number. Graham Cluley, Sophos security expert, says “It won’t take long for scammers to take advantage of this new facility, to use for their own criminal ends.” Although Facebook claims that these apps can only have access to your information if you allow them to do so, it can be hard to distinguish from safe apps and spam apps because there are just too many. An alarm system may prevent intruders from breaking and entering your home, but what’s to stop “shady app developers” from SMS spamming or providing this information to telemarketing companies.

However, the problem does not end there with massive spamming. Fraud and burglars are also in issue when you are posting personal information about yourself along with your home address and cell phone number. Think about how welcoming you sound to a burglar when you post this status on Facebook: “Out of the country for the month…” It is almost as if you are inviting someone to enter your house while you are gone. Or, if you are posting that you are currently somewhere other than your home? Do not let other people know that your home is not occupied. This type of information should not be available for the general public or at least kept to a minimal.

The general information about yourself that is posted on your Facebook can also be troublesome. Credit card companies and banks ask security questions such as where you were born, what high school you went to, your birthday, etc. and these can easily be found in the info section of your profile. These facts are valuable – fraudsters can pick up all these little pieces of information and quickly put them together which puts you and your family at risk. Fortunately, Facebook has privacy settings to hide these facts about you for nobody to see but yourself. If you have not done so already, edit your settings and prevent your profile from becoming vulnerable.

The message here is simple: Do not post personal information on Facebook or any other social media outlets. Consider what type of updates you are putting up on Facebook or Twitter. These sites create fun social networks that connect friends and businesses but social media safety should be the top priority and private information should be kept on the down low.

Basic Home Security, Are You Covered?

Basic home security; most people think that there is a ‘one-size-fits-all, silver bullet solution’ to basic home security. The reality is that each situation is unique and deserves a complete and individual review to ensure all precautions are taken to protect your home, loved ones and valuables.

A basic home security system certainly is a very good investment to make to protect you, your loved ones and your property. In addition to having the proper security system, don’t over look the other, simple things you can do to deter the casual criminal. Following are some precautions that should be implemented now, regardless of any home security system you have or are contemplating installing.

Your exterior doors are one of the main points of access to your home. If they’re ‘wide open’ or unlocked, someone looking to cause problems will walk through them, almost guaranteed. Locking all exterior doors with a high quality lock will slow down and perhaps even stop the ‘casual criminal’. The more time and effort required to gain access to your home, the more likely the criminal will move on to other, easier targets. Placing as many deterrents as possible in the way of the criminal is one of the basic tenets of home security. It is definitely something you should keep in mind when evaluating your current security system or when shopping for your home security system.

It may sound like a no brainer, but, you’d be surprised at how few of us have deadbolt’s on all exterior doors. It may seem like it is over kill, but standard locks are very easy to bypass. It is incredible how fast and easy it is to gain access to a garage or uninhabited house using nothing more than a cheap ID card, Membership card, or driver’s license. A standard lock just won’t stop someone who is willing to go the extra step to gain access to your home.

Also, if any door has glass in it or right next to it, be sure the deadbolt requires a key on both sides in order to open it. Having a deadbolt with a key on the exterior and a simple turn knob on the inside isn’t much better than having no deadbolt at all. A criminal can break or cut the glass, reach in turn the knob and enter your home. With a proper deadbolt in place, a criminal will either have to be very proficient at picking a 6 tumbler lock, or be able kick your door in.

How should you secure all those windows? They’re great to look out, but they’re not a deterrent from a security standpoint. Not only do they let people look directly into your home, but they’re fragile and easy to break. However, as long as all your windows are closed and locked, a criminal will be forced to destroy your property if they want to gain access to your home. Closing and ensuring all windows are securely locked is a must. You should check every day before you leave the house and every night before you go to bed. Make sure all windows are checked, not just the ground-accessible windows, and make it part of your daily routine.