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Saving Big Bucks With DIY Home Security Systems

Saving Big Bucks With DIY Home Security Systems

No, we are not talking about that kind of home security with armed guards, which is a little over the top, but systems for home security that you can get and install yourself.

“According to statistics a home burglary occurs every 13 seconds with over 60% of them happening during daylight hours when the burglar thinks no one is at home.”

That is just one of the reasons why home security systems are so popular. Homeowners have an average of $270,000 invested in their home plus another $60,000, on average, in furnishings making the total home package their most valuable asset. Isn’t that worth protecting? The answer, of course, is an overwhelming YES!

In a previous home security article we discussed that topic and concluded that homeowners could do just as well with a DIY system.

And in my recent article about the ‘High Tech Way To Catch Burglars’ we noted that the “Police usually only clear 13% of all reported burglaries due to lack of witnesses or physical evidence. There is another reason why so few burglary crimes are solved. There are so many of them that the police department just doesn’t have the manpower to pursue them.”

Our first system is the HomeSafe Wireless Security System which requires an analog phone system for it to work. You can check with your phone company to see if you have one. This system is compatible with 14 additional HomeSafe wireless motion or window and door sensors. It is also compatible with the electronic watchdog. These system compatible components give you great flexibility. The wireless window door sensor has transmission range to the base unit of 300 feet while the motion sensor has a detection range up to 24 feet, a detection angle of 110° and a transmission range of 300 feet.

If an intruder is detected, the auto dialer on the base unit will call up to five numbers you pre-program when the 105 dB alarm sounds or when any of the motion sensors is triggered. The person receiving the call can listen in on the room, broadcast their voice through the control unit or disarm the system. The keychain remote can act as a caretaker emergency notification system for the elderly and arm/disarm the system. There are no monthly monitoring fees with this system which saves you money.

Here is a deluxe Wireless Alarm System which includes Air Alarm II host, touchpad and integrated siren. It also includes one wireless wide angle PIR motion detector and one magnetic door/window sensor, a wireless smoke sensor, two wireless remote controllers and a fixed position post anchor card. The system allows up to 60 wireless add-on sensors for 15 zones with four sensors per zone. This system has optional third-party monitoring if desired. This do it yourself (DIY) home security system is very effective and offers you an excellent value for your money.


This eight channel Wireless Surveillance System is technically not a home security system but rather a comprehensive wireless DVR security system with eight color CMOS night vision cameras that can record up to 80 feet away in complete darkness. The one TB DVR allows up to 22 days of recording at 240 feet per second at normal quality. Manual and scheduled or motion detection recording modes are available.

Do you have security/surveillance cameras at your house? How about a monitored system? Don’t be bashful share your experience. We want to hear from you.

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