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Security Surveillance – Using Technology At Its Best To Keep Your Family Safe

By Alice Martin

It seems that no corner of the globe is safe from the perils of crime – and security surveillance for the home is growing by leaps and bounds as people are finding out that crime has moved to their neighborhoods. Even neighborhoods where people historically have left home without even bothering to lock their doors are being hard hit by would-be thieves.

Criminals are always finding new ways to get into your home and grab anything even remotely valuable. This is not so much due to an increased wit from previous generations, but more from better technology. Just as you may be worried about your home security, they are worried about your home’s lack of security. Scope outs and uses of small sound-sensing devices are not uncommon, and they are often the instances that homeowners think of the least often. While there is no real way to tell if your home is being listened in on at all times, setting up a surveillance system will be able to tell you if someone is scoping out your property before they try to make their move — and lets you know if it is currently taking place, without putting you directly in harm’s way.

A home security surveillance system usually features cameras and warning systems that are monitored by an offsite facility 24/7/365 – and a breech in the security perimeter triggers an alarming call to the police by trained professionals who are on duty.

Even ten years ago, no one would have guessed the amount of change that home security has gone through on the technological front.

With this type of monitoring, a global positioning system is used to upload feed to the offsite monitoring facility. These systems also include medical monitoring for individuals that might live in your home that need immediate medical help, like elderly or disabled folks – and can provide the dispatch of lifesaving services when activated.

Keep in mind that a home security surveillance system of this nature will require the payment of a monthly fee for services. You will also be charged an initial cost for the security company’s technicians to come to your home and set up the system, install monitors and other necessary components of the system, like window sensors, door sensors, and keypads. If you want a keypad for your home system on each door, you will also pay more for the addition of extra keypads.

There are several security surveillance options for both business and home use. There are several choices depending on the exact situation.

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Martin, Alice "Security Surveillance – Using Technology At Its Best To Keep Your Family Safe." Security Surveillance – Using Technology At Its Best To Keep Your Family Safe. 4 Jul. 2010. 6 Apr 2015 <>.

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Martin, A (2010, July 4). Security Surveillance – Using Technology At Its Best To Keep Your Family Safe. Retrieved April 6, 2015, from

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Martin, Alice "Security Surveillance – Using Technology At Its Best To Keep Your Family Safe"

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