If you’ve been thinking about investing in a home security system, it’s high time you do. Statistics show that thieves and intruders are still continuing to break into homes on a frequent basis, and when it comes down to the truth, no one is truly safe from having their home broken into. On the upside, though, statistics do shine a favorable light on homes that are protected by a security system.


“A 2009 study by ­­­­­Rutgers found that, as the number of home security systems increased in an area, the number of residential robberies decreased in that area, even for people who didn’t have their own security system. Having a security system not only protects you but helps your neighborhood be a safer place for everyone.”

Once you’ve made the choice to invest in a system, you’ll then want to complete a thorough amount of research regarding all of today’s options, and as you start shopping for a system, you’ll quickly notice you have more than a few options to choose from, especially in relation to the latest technological accessories, like hidden cameras and more. Here at Protect America, we know you’re busy, so we took the time to put together a helpful guide for helping you understand some of the latest forms of innovative technology being used on today’s home security systems. There are many tech components in a home security system, with some of the most important being:

  • Alarm
  • Cameras
  • Sensors
  • Base station
  • Wires
  • Internet network

Alarm System

The first thing you need to ask yourself about a home security system is what type of technological alarm do you want it to have? Do you want the alarm to ring out loud or silently? Do you want it to be motion triggered? Do you want to receive alarm alerts by phone or email? Your answers to all of these questions will significantly impact which type of alarm is best for you. Also, do you want the alarm system to be wired, wireless, or hybrid?


You’ll also need to think about the type of camera system you want the security system to have. Are you looking for cameras that are easily seen by an intruder? Or perhaps you want cameras that are hidden. Do you need the camera to provide live feed back to your smartphone? Does the camera need to be synced to a base that records and stores all footage? The Belkin NetCam HD Wireless IP Camera works by relaying video footage back to you via an Internet network. You’ll enjoy HD video footage, crisp audio, an easy installation, simple connectivity to your home’s wireless network, and even email notifications when the camera detects motion.



Sensors are one of the most important parts of a home security system, and thanks to advancements in technology, we have some of the best sensors available today. The number of sensors you will need will depend on the amount of square footage you are wanting to be protected. As you can imagine, the larger your home, the more sensors you will need. And whether or not you want just the interior or exterior will influence how many you need. If you’re wanting protection for both the interior and exterior, you will need double the number of sensors. You’ll also need to consider whether or not you want the sensors to trip an alarm. Some sensors simply activate the camera to start recording when they are tripped. Others will trip an actual alarm or even call the authorities for you.


Lastly, from a technical standpoint, you’ll need to consider whether or not you want to install the system yourself or have a professional do the install for you. Ideally, you’ll have a professional installation performed for you as this usually guarantees any warranty you have with the system, and when you opt for a Protect America system, you can rest easy knowing the installation is provided free of charge.


Contact Protect America today to learn more about protecting your home with a modern and technologically advanced security system.