Home Security Systems Products for Contractors



Contractors and home builders will find home security systems products available for every element of home and business security. Products to deter or prevent intrusion, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and motion detectors are just a few of those options.

Preventing Home Intrusion

A burglary occurs every 8 to 15 seconds in the United States, costing homeowners an average $1700. Home invasion crimes are also rising. More and more homeowners are adding intrusion protection to their homes, especially for new construction.
Contractors will consider location, home style and budget when assessing applicable home security systems products. Standard products include home alarm systems.

When home security alarm systems are installed, door and window openings are fitted with sensors that sound an alert whenever doors or windows are opened. Homeowners can set the systems to sound the alert when they're away from home or upon retiring for the night and turn it off while performing regular daily activities.

Contractors can sub-contract home security systems products to installation and monitoring services such as Brink or ADT. These companies install, maintain and monitor the systems on a subscription basis.

Security bars at doors and windows are another home security system product that contractors can use to increase safety and reduce the chance of break-in. Window bars are now available in both simple and elegant styles, making it possible to maintain a home's elegant style while providing the extra safety element.

Home Security Systems Products Inside the Home

Safety and security are issues inside the home as well as out. The law dictates some amount of protection. Smoke and fire alarms are required by law. Contractors must meet the minimum requirement of smoke detectors. Some homeowners may prefer additional detectors.

Smoke detectors are usually hardwired for new construction and wireless or battery operated for remodels.

Another frequently used home security systems product for contractors is the carbon monoxide detector. Carbon monoxide detectors come in digital and standard styles. Combination carbon monoxide/smoke and fire detection devices are available.
Indoor and outdoor motion sensors are quickly becoming standard home security systems products for contractors. Outdoor lighting with motion sensing capabilities built in gives homeowners the opportunity to monitor chosen exterior areas around home and property.

Indoor motion sensors are usually part of the home security alarm system. These sensors sound alarms anytime movement is detected in an area where there should not be movement. The control panel alerts homeowners to the location of the movement.

Subscription based monitoring services monitor motion as well as the other alarms included in the whole house protection systems.

Surveillance cameras on the exterior of the home and in the interior are good home security systems products for contractors. Wireless and/or wired cameras allow homeowners to see what's going on in or out of their home. The images retrieved by the camera can often be viewed by cell phone or computer.
There are a wide variety of home security systems products available for contractors today. Home alarm systems, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and motion detectors are just a few of them. Homeowners can customize security and protection to meet individual needs.


Hernan Moreno
Consultant on the field of home security.

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