It is an unpleasant reality that homeowners need to think ahead of criminals, but many home security providers have done the thinking for you and are able to install systems that can work with your own home security measures to protect your home, possessions and family round the clock. Recent studies have revealed that most convicted burglars admit to avoiding properties that had home security systems installed. There are other well-known measures that can add further deterrents to a home burglary. By applying some of these measures along with the installation of an electronic home security system, homeowners are ensuring the safety of their home, property and family.Over the past few decades police agencies and criminal justice agencies have made many studies of criminal behaviors and have quickly and efficiently worked to make the general public aware of the traits and patterns of criminals. Some police agencies offer educational classes to homeowners in home security and have even given homeowners security assessments with recommended improvements to help prevent crime.The improvements in technology and communication have allowed electronic home security experts to greatly increase the efficiency and capabilities of the systems they install.Homeowners can now be guaranteed a 24 hour monitoring system as well as access to security providers round the clock. The systems include cutting edge heat sensors, enabling a homeowner’s pets to wander freely without engaging the motion sensing alarm features. Control key pads now have integrated communication panels allowing a direct, or “live”, connection to a communication center. Motion and sound detectors are able to better monitor the entire home environment with less frequent “false alarms”. There are even opportunities for video surveillance to occur both outside and inside of the home and property. Some home security systems are integrated with fire and carbon monoxide monitoring alarms that will alert the monitoring agency to send fire or emergency officers to a home or property.Home security providers will often perform a whole property assessment with a homeowner to point out potential security weaknesses, and will often be able to address these issues through features installed with a home security system. For example, ground floor windows that may have trees and shrubs blocking them from plain view offer cover for a burglar. A home security system will install a motion sensor or detector on each window in the home, disabling a burglar from entering the home or property through this access.In case of power outages some home security systems will offer battery backup and a cellular connectivity option. This will ensure continued coverage in the event of traditional telephone or “landline” failure or if electrical service should be interrupted.Home security providers have taken a great deal of the “guesswork” out of creating a sound plan of protection for homes and property. They keep up to date with technology and with information flowing from protective agencies, taking a great deal of the worry out of home safety and security.