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Having robust security systems for your home has become an imperative need today. Home security has evolved over the years and has become an integral part of every household. Whether you own or rent a home, a security system offers protection against theft,fire and other hazards.

The advent of latest technology has made it easier than ever to set up a smart home in which you can remotely control your door locks, lights etc. using your smartphone or tablet with an app. It's also made it very easy (and relatively affordable) to monitor your home from just about anywhere with a smart security system. Generally, for apartments the entry and exit is through the same door and therefore, security breach is less. Most apartment and housing complexes have perimeter security, often done by private security service agencies. These days many apartment complexes have CCTV installed at vantage points in the building. The final layer of security, however, must be within your house. This applies to individual houses, villas and apartments equally.

Here are some security systems for your home that are easy to use and install:-

Components: A smart home security system connects to your home Wi-Fi network so you can monitor and control your security devices using your smartphone. You can add extra door, motion, and window sensors to provide coverage for your entire house and build a comprehensive system that includes door locks, indoor and outdoor surveillance cameras, lights, sirens, smoke/CO detectors, water sensors, and more.

Sensors: When looking at a smart home security system you’ll want to consider the included cameras, sensors, and alarms. Such considerations will depend on the size of your home and how much coverage you desire. The more popular sensors are window sensors, water leak sensors, those that detect smoke and carbon monoxide. Many systems will even include an audible alarm to deter intruders and alert anyone in the area to a break-in.

Alert System:An alert system can also be set to provide audible notifications through motion-based, sound alerts or alerts for all activities to ensure that you don’t miss any activity.

Installation:The best part of the smart home security system is that you can install most of the automated technology yourself and don’t need to contact a contractor or security installation company.

Most of these systems feature a mobile app that lets you use your smartphone or tablet as your command center to arm and disarm it, create rules, add and delete components, and receive push notifications when alarms are triggered. Most apps also allow you to do things like view live and recorded video, lock and unlock doors, change thermostat settings, and silence alarms. Some apps will even use your phone's location services to automatically arm and disarm the system according to your physical location. The more expensive systems usually come with a wall-mounted panel that acts as a communications hub, with a touch-screen display that allows you to do everything the app does, as well as communicate with a professional monitoring service when an alarm is triggered.

Generally home security systems are budget friendly but the ones with high-end features may fall in the higher price range. But it is still just a small investment to prevent a major loss and live in security.