Ft. Lauderdale is a great place to live, with its warm oceans, cool breezes, pristine beaches and luxurious mansions. Unfortunately, the city also has a high crime rate. Residents can experience the best parts of the city and avoid the bad if they have the protection of a home security alarm service in the Ft. Lauderdale area.
Local authorities have recommended a number of ways residents can protect themselves from burglaries and home invasion robberies. However, one of the easiest things a property owner can do is to install a home security system. In and around Ft. Lauderdale, the most popular security company is ADT. Established more than 130 years ago, it is also the leading security provider throughout the country. As an authorized ADT dealer, Home Security Concepts, has what it takes to give homeowners peace of mind in their own home.
A home security system does not have to be expensive to provide protection. Home security alarms are available through a variety of systems in different price ranges that can fit the needs of any household. Its basic 24/7 burglary monitoring system will dial a monitoring center by telephone in the event of a break-in. A more elaborate 24/7 system can also provides burglary monitoring and, additionally, offers a two-way voice communication unit that functions remotely up to a distance of 75 feet from the control panel.
The latest technology offering for home security is a 24/7 wireless system that enables the home system to communicate with a monitoring center even if the telephone landline is blown down by a storm or is cut by a burglar. Modern technology also makes it possible to have a wireless system within the home. This system makes obsolete the need to directly connect the individual sensors to the control panel, and makes it unnecessary to drill holes in walls, doors or windows and run wires as part of the installation process. Wireless systems actually provide a higher level of security by isolating each monitoring zone. A breach of that zone can be easily detected. Wireless systems are also easier to set up, and can usually be installed in as little as two or three hours. Wireless systems can be customized to fit into any home or condo, no matter the number of doors or windows.
The basic security system is designed to notify the police, fire department or alert authorities of a medical emergency, and includes a panic button in case of an urgent situation. Other features include a battery backup unit and an interior siren, and for the purpose of warning would-be intruders, the system comes with yard and window markers to extend the system’s coverage. The system offers six levels of security, with as few as seven or as many as 32 sensors. Technology is particularly important to the services provided by. In addition to the wireless sensors that protect against the unauthorized opening of doors and windows, window-breaking sensors will recognize the sound of shattering glass in the event of a forced entry into the home. Also available are infrared sensors that can actually differentiate between the movement of a human and an animal, which will prevent them from being set off by the family pet, and sensors designed to detect heat, smoke and carbon dioxide.
Another unique element is a two-way keypad that is used to arm and disarm the system, and which also includes a built-in speaker that makes it possible for someone to directly communicate with the center. Additionally, the system can be easily activated or deactivated with a wireless key chain remote unit. Another personal safety item is a medical alert button that senior citizens or anyone with a physical disability will find particularly helpful in the event of a home emergency. As part of its commitment to its customers, Home Security Concepts will install any security system, and its trained personnel will fully instruct the residents in its use. Valid for six months, its money-back service guarantee includes a full refund to anyone who is not satisfied with the system.
The statistics that may lead you to consider a home security system are startling. According to the U.S. Justice Department, one out of every five homes in this country will at one time over the next six years be victimized by a burglary or experience a fire or carbon monoxide poisoning. Additionally, a resident in one out of every three American homes will experience some type of medical emergency over the next year. The emergency could be a heart attack or stroke, or a fall, cut, burn, or some other injury. Home security systems not only protect homes, but the lives of the residents who live in them. They can save lives 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Those who doubt their efficiency should ask those who have to deal with them, the burglars themselves. In one national survey, approximately 90 percent of those convicted of burglary in this country said they avoided homes they knew to be protected with security systems.
ADT provides security to more than six million homes in the U.S. and to nine out of 10 of the nation’s Fortune 500 companies. Its services are employed by retail businesses, banks and even government agencies. The company’s six monitoring centers are strategically placed throughout the country, and each one has the capability of taking over the services of the others in the event of a large-scale disaster. Its confidence in its ability to protect customers anywhere is reflected by its theft-protection guarantee, which will in most cases cover up to $500 against the deductible of a homeowner’s insurance policy in the event of a loss. This confidence is further shown by insurance companies, many of which offer an annual rate discount of up to 20 percent on properties that are protected by ADT services.
The threats should be obvious to anyone living in Ft. Lauderdale. The best way to protect against these threats is to contact Home Security Concepts at (305) 424-9219, or visit its website at www.homesecurityconcepts.com to speak with a representative and see what they can do to protect your home.