Home Security Tools
These are some of the best security supplies for the home listed below to secure and protect your home and property. We can go on forever mentioning security tools or devices to protect your home and property. Those mentioned are the main ones that are in use today by many people. There are getting excellent results in the protection of homes and property from prowlers, burglars, stray animals, intruders, Hackers, crackers, thieves, just to name a few.
- Door Locks
- Window locks
- Security Light
- Security alarms
- Motion detectors
- Cameras outdoors/indoors
- Virus protection
- Fire Extinguishers
- Smoke alarms/detectors
- GPS systems
- Car Security & Alarms
- Security Systems
Each one of the above mention security tools has its functions and serves uniquely in an around the house and businesses, to give you the total protection of your property. What I will be doing here is to look at some of the best tools mentions in my list and give good advice and my personal professional opinion base on my experiences.
Are Your Doors and Windows Secured?
You can seek the advice of a qualified inspector, and a qualified locksmith to review your doors and windows security including internal doors to garages to make sure all of your windows and doors have the most appropriate locks, they are in good condition, properly fitted and meet your insurance requirements. A number of locksmiths will claim to be Police Vetted, Police Checked or Police Registered – but what does this actually mean? Not much as it turns out not many are, and some local police do not register them or keep any data relating to them.
Fitting locks Correctly
The locks below have been fitted incorrectly and this leaves the lock vulnerable to attack and therefore the property at risk. The images of door locks below show how some workmen make your property vulnerable to attacks. Poor workmanship and unskilled person give these results. One of the best locks still doing a great job is the deadbolt lock. Once fitted correctly on a good solid door gives your home that sense of security. There are also many other locks with technology built into them that very secured these can be view here.
Good window locks deter thieves from breaking in. Most of them want to gain access to your home or property by not drawing attention to themself. Most houses with alarms have glass shutter detection. The possibility of getting cut and leaving DNA at the scene and an alarm going off would deter an intruder. The photos below show some good window locks that can be installed into the windows of your home among others.
This is one of the principles of security tools. Lightning is very important, especially for the night intruders. They look for dark areas to hide and observed from and then to make their move. Your lighting can be done it two ways.
- Continuously lighting
- Motion lighting
Continuously Light – this means that your light turns on at dark either manually or remotely by a photocell. This has its advantage of having continuous light but a disadvantage of higher fuel cost. With technology, there is solar lighting but that too has its downfalls where the weather has changed and there is no sunlight for long periods can have a negative impact.
Motion or sensor lighting has its advantages of fuel/energy saving, the element of surprise when coming into contact with the sensor and a disadvantage of not being lighted all the time.
Fortress Security Store (TM) S02-B
Wireless Home and Business Security Alarm System
DIY Kit with Auto Dial + Outdoor Siren and More for Complete Home and Business Security
- Home security system complete with the fully programmable main unit and sensors
- The auto-dialer function will call up to 6 designated phone numbers in case of a security breach
- Door/Window contacts detect any forceful break-in
- Passive motion sensors detect any suspicious movement or activity
- Loud, outdoor 140dB alarm alerts neighbours and deters potential intruders
The Best Motion Detectors
Optex LX-402 Weatherproof Outdoor Passive Infrared Motion Detector
- Outdoor motion detector features wide, 40×50-foot 120-degree angle
- Selectable detection patterns allow pet immunity and optimal functionality
- Sunlight immunity with a patented double conductive shield
Connect a motion sensor to your security system for immediate, accurate alerts when an intruder is detected on your property. With its 40′ x 50′ 120-degree wide-angle capture area, the 40 X 50 Outdoor PIR w/Double Conductive Shield will keep an eye on a broad area of your property when your security system is armed, and with its built-in double-conductive shield, it won’t be falsely triggered by direct sunlight. Use the included masking strips to create a specific detection pattern, if desired. In this way, the 40 X 50 Outdoor PIR w/Double Conductive Shield can be used as a pet-immune motion detector or can capture motion only in specific spots. Sensitivity can also be set at high, medium, or low. This motion detector has an adjustable day/night mode that you can set depending on the ambient brightness of the surrounding area. Set the sensor to function 24 hours a day, only during certain hours, or only after dark
Indoor Cameras and Outdoor Cameras
GW Security 24 Camera System 5MP NVR IP Camera
- Max 5.0 Megapixel Full HD Real-time Recording 24 Channel Onvif NVR with (24) 1920P Weatherproof POE IP Dome Cameras (Built-in 3.6mm Megapixel HD Lens for wide view angle and 48Pcs Infrared LED, View up to 130ft IR Distance)
- Power over Ethernet setup is clean and simple with a single network cable, built-P2P service and support ONVIF agreement and QR Code Scan
- Free mobile apps allow you to watch your system from anywhere with mobile viewing for Smartphones, tablets, PC, and Macs
- Features Wide Dynamic Range & 3D DNR giving you the ability to see clearly in contrast lighting environment and sharper monitoring and playback
- Pre-installed 8TB Hard Drive with 1 Year Warranty and Free Life Time Tech Support From U.S.A.
A firewall is a piece of hardware that helps prevent malware and malicious attacks from entering a computer or a network of computers through the Internet. The name firewall comes from the real-world protection that prevents a fire from penetrating beyond that point. Firewalls are common barriers between attached garages and a house and between an automotive engine and the passenger compartment.
The widespread use of firewalls begins after the first known Internet worm, the Morris worm. What was intended to be an honest experiment by a college student to see how many computers were attached to the Internet, the Morris worm ended up causing massive denial-of-service attacks? Estimates of the damage caused the worming range from $12 million to $120 million, but it also showed that Internet service providers at the time were not prepared for the eventuality of such an attack.
Firewalls act as an extra barrier on top of other security measures, such as antivirus software. However, hardware and software firewall systems work in slightly different manners.
Hardware Firewalls are systems that are independent of the computers they protect that filter the Internet as information passes into a computer. Most broadband Internet routers have their own firewall built-in.
In general, hardware firewalls work by examining the data that flows in from the Internet and verifying whether that information is safe. Simple firewalls, known as packet filters, examine the data itself for information such as its location and its source. Then the information the firewall gathers is compared to a setlist of permissions in order to determine whether the information should be dropped or allowed through. As hardware firewalls have become more advanced, they have gained the ability to examine more information.
There are two main advantages that software firewalls have over hardware ones. The first is that software firewalls can monitor outgoing data traffic. Not only does this prevent a computer from becoming a bot or a zombie, but also it can prevent computers from broadcasting any other malware, such as worms or computer viruses.
The other advantage is that software firewalls are customizable. These programs can be altered to meet the needs of the user, such as if they need permissions to be eased up while they’re online gaming or watching an online video.
However, the main disadvantage of software firewalls is that they only protect one computer. Every computer must have its own licensed firewall product. On the other hand, a hardware firewall can protect every computer attached to it.