One of the most popular sites on the Internet is eBay. You’ll find everything from clothes to jewelry and more on the site. And while it might not be the first place you think of when it comes to home security, what you need to realize is the site actually provides a wide range of home security products. Studies show the use of a home security system does have the ability to deter thieves from entering your home, and according to ProtectYourHome.com, there are multiple other benefits to be enjoyed with a home security system, including:

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  • Provide peace of mind for visitors, babysitters, nannies, caretakers, and house sitters
  • Help you keep tabs on kids and elderly family members
  • Gives you flexibility in managing your pets
  • Offers extra protection against natural disasters
  • Could offer reductions in insurance premiums
  • Allow you to integrate with other home automation
  • Protect your loved ones in a medical emergency
  • Monitor invited guests

Types of Systems Available on eBay

When looking for a home security system, it’s good to research what types and features are available. Today’s systems have the capability of monitoring, controlling, and securing a variety of things in your home. Some companies provide fire and carbon monoxide protection, while some have additional glass, flood, and fire sensors available. If you’re wanting to install a home security system, here’s a quick overview of the various types of systems that are available on eBay.

Hardwired

It’s very possible that any type of system can be installed on your property, but hardwired home security systems are rarely a good idea to install on your own. With a wired system, it’s generally better to hire a professional to ensure it’s done the right way. A hardwired system has the advantage of dependability and effectiveness over a wireless system due to interference concerns with wireless systems. With a hardwired system, you do not have to worry about replacing batteries and most hardwired equipment is less expensive than their wireless counterparts. The majority of hardwired systems require little maintenance and once installed, they are there for the long haul. One disadvantage of a hardwired home security system is homeowners can be limited to adding certain features and components.

Wireless

Wireless home security systems are the best option for those living in an apartment, condominium, or for homeowners that want a system with a simple and easy setup. Even for those who are not technologically savvy, wireless systems are easy to install and control. A wireless system provides a streamlined installation and can be placed in areas where some wired systems cannot. When installing a wireless system, you will not have to drill holes or make other structural modifications. If you decide to move, you will have the advantage of portability since most systems will merely disconnect and reconnect at your new residence. The main disadvantage of wireless is reliability. Wireless security systems have the potential of triggering false alarms due to interference issues, such as with microwaves or baby monitors. Structural inferences can occur from walls, floors, ceilings or metal objects. This is rare but it is possible.

Hybrid

Another option for those wanting to take advantage of their homes pre-wired system is to add wireless equipment to the existing system; this is considered a hybrid alarm system. You will want to speak with a professional to discuss your choice of control panels, additional equipment. and the best monitoring types that will work with your existing system. The good news is most existing systems can be modified to add any alarm feature or service that is currently available on the market. In addition, it’s possible you may be able to add home automation features that previously weren’t an option when your system was initially installed.

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Conclusion

As you can see, you have plenty of options to choose from when it comes to adding a home security system to your property. To ensure you choose the best system for your security needs, contact Protect America today. We offer free quotes, free equipment, and more.