I am never secure in my home until all ports of entry are secured and closed shut. And my open assumption is that you have been doing the same thing, over and over again for decades. Personally I do not mind because my past experience of looking into the eyes of a robber left me terrified beyond words ever imaginable. That is why I know which security systems must be added to the family home.

The wide range of security mechanisms are specifically designed to either send the intruder running like tsunami waves, or to catch him. The different systems work basically around these three purposes but each one in different ways. Neverheless, I consider passwords to be the most effective safety measure. Because a visitor has to enter an unknown password to enter means it is a very difficult thing to do.

The only possible flaw with this is that only only a few brainy individuals can crack a password, luckily. And in the other instance please carelessness on the homeowners' part with the password can leave him at the mercy of robbers. And, of course, cost. Password triggered doors and windows are expensive to set up. Therefore they are only in the reach of the rich and wealthy.

Following just after passwords is Closed Circuit Television (CCTV). This development is much appreciated for the sake of the safety of society. What makes CCTV a must buy is that an intruder will not be able to know where it is when it is hidden. This obscurity gives it more leverage above other systems.

CCTV has obtained the advantage of being hidden. And whilst you might not ever catch the thief, this can still be done with search parties. Using footage recorded on a computer the photos of the robber can be extracted, printed and then pinned up all over the town. So in this instance the thief can run away with everything but can not hide away from everything either, especially the invisible camera.

Alarms scare the hell out of me and I would bet my life they scare thieves way more. An alarm system is mainly used at doors and windows. The moment someone tries to enter the house by force the alarm will go off instantly. When it does, any thief would try hard to escape.

And last of all are the good old electric wings. These are gaps that are connected to a minor power source. Upon contact an electric shock not strong enough to kill is forced into the body of any impostor. The shock is enough for a robber to pass on your home.

Source by Eddie Lamb