All home security systems are based on the same functioning principle of securing the entry points (doors and windows), as well as the interior space and belongings. Irrespective of the size of the house or apartment to be secured, or the number of doors and windows, the surveillance systems are the same, the only real difference among them is the number of security cameras located throughout the house and if the apartment security camera is monitored by the control panel.
A home that already has a security system installed will have a higher renting value but will make renters feel safe.
How does such a system work?
Securing entry points in a house is possible with different types of sensors and video cameras installed strategically and communicating with a control panel another type of command center installed in a convenient location, also somewhere in the house. Sensors are usually placed on doors, as well as on easily accessible windows. Open spaces inside the house can be provided with motion sensors.
If your apartment security system is connected to a security company’s dispatch, the service dispatchers are alerted when a security issue arises in your home. Following the signal, the dispatcher will send an intervention team. The communication with the monitoring company is possible through several methods:
- fixed telephone lines
- mobile wireless phones
- Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
- via the internet