Even though it may seem like every household in America has the internet, this isn't always true. Some don't have internet access, which can significantly reduce the security options they have for their homes and properties…or does it?
While the lack of internet may certainly limit one's available home security options, it doesn't eliminate options. Here are a few security options for those without the internet.
The Pros and Cons
Many homeowners are on the hunt for security options that work with their internet. However, if you are a part of the country that doesn't have access to high-speed internet, then you are instead looking for non-internet based security cameras for your home.
The FBI estimates that a home without a security system in place will experience a 300% higher likelihood of being burglarized. Burglars have also revealed many times that they target homes that do not have any obvious signs of a home security system in place.
When you have a security camera without internet access, you will find that they are much more affordable and also easier to set up. However, there are fewer options available, and they rely on a closed system like a CCTV setup or even mobile data for connectivity.
When you choose a wireless monitoring system, it is typically a control panel and sensors. These sensors include motion, door, and window sensors. You do not need the internet for them to work. However, they will only alert you while you are in the home.
Motion sensors can detect movement and should be placed where they will be most effective, for example, in the left or right corners of your ceiling, where nothing can block the camera's view. Avoid placing these sensors where there is constant movement from window blinds or doors opening and closing.
Window and Door Sensors
Window and door sensors usually include a transmitter or sensor and a magnet. When the two are apart, an alarm will sound. When installing these sensors, the magnet should be placed on the door and the magnet on the frame of the door. They also must be aligned so that they can recognize when they are apart, and the sensor is tripped.
Other Security System Options
You can also choose IP security camera systems or HD analog camera systems that can be used while offline. An analog camera system connects to a DVR, and the internet is optional.
Also, with a CCTV system, you can still view your footage 24/7 when it is connected to a monitor. The footage can be saved on an SD card or in the DVR.
These systems can also function even in the most remote locations and off-grid areas with the help of cellular security cameras. These cameras function with a 3G or 4G cellular network, which ultimately means there is no need for Wi-Fi or any kind of internet connection.
So, as you can see, if you don't have internet access, there are still a few viable options when it comes to installing security in your home. For more information on the options available to you, contact the experts at Supercircuits today.