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With all the stories of violence that are broadcast on television, magazines, newspaper and over the Internet, it is no wonder many people live in constant fear. They do not want to be the next victim. Crime happens everywhere, to be sure.
A home alarm system is a good way to protect yourself, but if your house already has one, you may be eager to learn about additional ways to upgrade your security. If so, there are some very effective options available to you.
For instance, panic buttons may be just what you need. These buttons use wireless technology, which makes them mobile. The means that you can put them anywhere you feel you might be when you want to call for immediate help. You can put one in your bed, near the doors in your home, or even in your pocket! When activated, these buttons will trip your home alarm system, including a call center that you have your system connected to.
Glass break sensors are another way to step up your home security. These sensors are activated when the glass they are placed on vibrates-which is what happens when a window is shattered. They will send out an alert if this happens.
If you want to monitor different areas of your home for footsteps, you can use stress sensors. These wireless sensors will also activate your home alarm system, but in order to do so they must be stepped on. If you have ever been afraid at night that there is someone in your home, then these little gadgets are for you. You can put them under rugs, carpets and even floor joists. If an intruder steps on them, your alarm system can swing into full alert mode.
It is worth your safety and your peace of mind to invest in upgrading your existing alarm system. With so many different options out there, you should be able to rest easy, assured that you are doing everything possible to keep yourself and your family safe.
Author Mark Mahaffey can give you more information on how to keep your home safe from intruders. He is an expert in wireless security for the home. Visit Best Security Products to learn more about wireless security in Vista.