Growing up I never feared that anyone would break into my house. What child does? Unfortunately I’m sure there are some children who do have this fear as are there adults who are afraid. Growing up I knew nobody was going to get past my dad. he had his own form of security that nobody in their right mind would want to breech.
When I was little I remembering that my grandparent’s home was broken into in Florida. That was a major event in the happenings of my family. Other than that though, I can’t remember any other incidences like that.
Since moving to this area one year ago we know a couple whose house was broken into. I know another lady who heard someone trying her door handle, which (thankfully) was locked. I’ve also heard of people stealing furniture off the porch of multiple homes. Home security really can be an issue, no matter ones age, gender or race.
I have been looking at the options that X10 products offer for security. There are several options available including motion sensors, door and window sensors and sirens. Each has it’s own unique way of warding off the intruder.
The MS10A Home Security Wireless Motion Detector works on a battery to help keep a home safe. Once the detector is turned on it will activate and alarm as well as flashing lights to ward off an intruder. This device can also be used in conjunction with the PS561Voice Dialer Security Console which will call 4 pre-set phone numbers when triggered. When those preset numbers are dialed they play a recorded message and allow the phone call recipient to listen in on the sounds of the house and decide whether to call the police.
If there is a worry about a door or window being opened (for someone coming in or even going out) the DS10ASecurity Door Window Sensor is great. this sensor sends a wireless signal to a base receiver alerting about the problem. Once again this can easily be used in conjunction with the Voice Dialer Security Console to dial phone numbers and alert those who are not at home.
These products seem like they would work well together for extra protection. I guess that is why they are all offered together with a few other products in the DS7000 Protector Plus Home Security System. I must admit that the price of these items surprises me. I really never knew it was possible to get such high quality equipment at such a good rate! I have been learning about all of this on The Home Automation Store website which is very helpful.
When I have a chance, I’m going to do some more studying about the other security devices offered by X10 and The Home Automation Store. Stay tuned for more to come!