Last year the FBI estimated that nearly one out of every five homes would be a victim of a home burglary. For the bad guys it’s a lucrative and relatively easy crime to commit. The payoff is pretty good, and the risks of getting caught are less than 5%, according to law enforcement authorities. It is one of the few categories of crime that is actually on the increase. The police just can’t be everywhere all the time. That’s where home security products play a big role.\nThey can deter a burglar to the point of actually making it uncomfortable for him to break in or in the alternative if he does get in, scare him away without stealing anything. There are exceptions but generally speaking if you own a home, a town home, condominium, or live in an apartment complex or dorm room-anywhere with the possible exception of a jail cell-you can use home security products to help keep you and your family safer.\nHere we are going to discuss some broad categories of home security products. We can’t cover them all because there are so many, but they are all effective and can work at improving your home security and preventing burglary or even home invasions.\nThe first broad category is security cameras. When a burglar sees a security camera outside a home, more than likely he will choose another target. But for financial reasons many people don’t get real security cameras. The fake security cameras that are on the market today are so realistic looking that no one can tell them apart from the real thing. Many of them have blinking, red LED lights, and several of them even move-panning left and right. That is why they are so effective.\nThere are two categories of alarms that are very effective. The first is a motion detection alarm. In general terms when they are set they protect a specified area. When that area is violated the alarm goes off. One of the most famous of all motion detection alarms is the electronic watchdog. Once set if the protected area is violated, the sound of an angry barking dog begins. That is enough to scare any burglar away.\nThe other category of alarms are door\/window alarms. These are very inexpensive alarms and protect a door or window. Once a contact is broken on the door or window a loud alarm sounds.\nWe have 26 Motion Sensor Alarms that sound a loud alarm when motion is detected in a protected area.\nOne of our 14 Window\/Door Alarms can act as an effective burglar alarm.\nOur BLOG is updated daily and is a wealth of information covering tips and what is this is a standard of a person’s use with over 600 posts. Check it out to see what you might be missing.\n The Home Security Superstore is one of the oldest and largest independent distributors of high quality home security, surveillance, spy, self-defense, survival and safety products.