They may be small, they may be discrete but they are powerful objects. Alarms and security cameras not only protect our home and loved ones at any time of the day, but now allow us full video access and control of our house, giving homeowners the ultimate control. These “smart alarms” are more powerful than before. Home owners usually contemplate whether or not to install an alarm system or security cameras as they don’t really know the value it would bring to their home. Can’t think or a reason why to install an alarm system? Here’s one: it’s the best deterrent to stop a burglar from entering your house. There is no guarantee that a home alarm system will prevent a burglar from entering your house but it will make them think twice before doing so. If they do choose to enter your house, an alarm system can get them to flee quicker and steal a lot less. That’s because once the alarm is triggered, the police are immediately informed and dispatched to your house and the criminal will flee with the fear of getting caught. Sometimes, a simple lawn sign or window sticker is enough to deter the burglar from entering your house right from the start, as they feel the risk of getting caught is high. If you’re looking for an alarm system to install, there are a variety of options for consumers to choose from. From a wireless system to a hardwire system, any of these options are available to suit your lifestyle needs. A wireless system provides the security and portability of an alarm system, without the wires. Once the controller is connected to a power source, all additional devices, like motion detectors, will become wireless and powered by lithium for a long time. A hardwire system connects to your house via wires and provides smaller battery free devices for your home or business. There’s also the option of a hybrid; a combination of the wireless and hardwire. Use the hardwire devices for unfinished spaces and the wireless system for places where wires are hard to reach. Whatever your lifestyle, there is a home alarm package that will meet your needs. Furthermore, those who do not want to use an alarm system can opt for another viable option; security cameras. They are easy to use and come in many sizes, from large visible cameras to smaller discrete ones. You can place them anywhere, from the front door to the window seals to practically every room in the house. What’s more is that with today’s technology, a homeowner can easily control their security cameras and access them from anywhere they are. This allows for a homeowner to check up on their house and if they spot a stranger, they can immediately call police. This puts the homeowners in full control. Also, security cameras are now more effective and efficient than in the past. Homeowners now have an option of the size of the camera they wish and other special features such as weather and damage proof cameras, allowing for a longer lifespan. Whatever the choice may be, alarm systems and security cameras are great investments to make not only in your residential property but also in your commercial property (if you have one). Burglars and criminals target anyone and anywhere so protecting your home and business is the best way to prevent future damages and losses. Start now with a home monitoring system from PROTECTION PLUS. A simple call will get you the right system to suit your lifestyle and provide you with the peace of mind.