Inexpensive Home Alarm Systems

Although we would like to be able to afford a high-tech monitored alarm system to protect our family in our home, most of us cannot. These high-tech systems can cost a lot of money to get installed and then there is that monthly monitoring fee that if you don’t pay will cause your alarm to become useless.

Thankfully we can get inexpensive home alarm systems that are not monitored but are useful to increase the safety level of your home and help to protect your family from intruders.

When it comes to good inexpensive home alarm systems you have some options that offer different benefits of which you need to decide is the most important to you. This way you can get the biggest bang for your security buck.

There are 3 main types of unmonitored home alarm systems and they are the Auto Dialer, the Voice Alert and the Siren Alarm.

• Auto Dialer Alarm – These are inexpensive and easy to install and use. They range in features but they all do one thing and that is it will call a pre-programmed group of phone numbers as well as setting off a very loud built-in alarm. The main benefit being you can avoid coming home to an intruder hiding in your home. You will know someone has triggered your alarm because it will call you and then you can call the police and let them deal with the criminals.

• The Voice Alert Alarm – This particular system will send a pre-programmed message back to the base inside of the home. So you can install the sensors in your driveway and near any possible entry points and assign a different message for each zone. This way if someone is sneaking up to your backdoor you can have the Voice Alert system say “someone is approaching the back door”. You will know right away where the intruder is located and can take proper counter measures from there.

• Siren Alarm – These systems fire off either a built-in or external set of loud sirens to scare off the criminals and alert the home owner as well as the neighbors to the intrusion. These systems can range from a small motion alarm all the way up to a full-scale system that covers all possible entry points with sensors. Some of these units also come with a built-in auto-dialer feature.

As you can see there are some differences in the available inexpensive home alarm systems but you should be able to find one that will fit your needs. Just think about what type of protection you want and need and then go from there.

Stay safe!

The Judge

The Best Portable Hidden Surveillance Cameras

With all of the new miniaturization technology coming out in the last few years we have had an increase in the availability of portable hidden surveillance cameras. These days you can get a camera into just about anything which makes finding the right camera for your needs much easier than ever before.

Due to Federal regulations, hidden cameras that can be permanently installed are not permitted to record audio because of the possibility of many different types of abuse. But thankfully this doesn’t apply when it comes to portable hidden surveillance cameras which are allowed to record audio as well as video.

As mentioned earlier, there are numerous types of portable hidden surveillance cameras and the following list only covers a small portion but it will at least give you a good idea of some of your current options.

Spy Camera Video Watch – Just like it sounds, this is a wrist watch that has a built in color camera, microphone and DVR. The watch itself is fully functional and looks very stylish so you can wear it all the time if you choose to do so which is a key benefit of this particular portable hidden surveillance camera. Since you can wear it all the time should you need to record video and audio at any time you will have it there handy and ready to use!

Digital Camera Spy Pen – This is a fully functional ball point pen that has a built in color camera, microphone and DVR. You can carry this device in your pocket or even set it down on a table while you record the audio and video you wanted to catch. Because it is a working pen, you can use it all the time and keep it with you for any time you may need either a pen or to record something.

Spy Camera Sunglasses – These are very modern looking polarized sunglasses with a built in color camera, microphone and flash memory that can record both audio and video without anyone knowing. The camera shoots out the top of the sunglasses frame allowing you to capture video for whatever direction you are facing. To double the memory you can simply add a 4 gigabyte micro SD card using the included slot. It even has a built in MP-3 player so you can enjoy your music when not using it to record audio and video.

Any of the portable hidden surveillance cameras listed above would be great for capturing whatever audio or video you need recorded. Best of all they are all inexpensive in comparison to larger, stationary hidden cameras.

Stay safe,

The Judge