Modern Home Security Devices

The local newspaper is chock full with reports of felonies and housebreaks. It is distressing but completely preventable. An economical DIY home security system can avert or deter a burglary. They can aware the police, the fire brigade, and even your neighbors. We have listed the most essential modern home security devices that can do the trick.

Smart Locks

This is essential; if not the most hi-tech device of a modern home security system. Some involve a grander home security arrangement, while others work well alone or in unification with a smartphone or other web-enabled device. Before deciding on a smart lock, ruminate the size of the lock, its functionality and the price tag.

Control Panel

Control panels are more for the professionally-installed, rather than DIY home security systems. The control panel monitors the activity from various modules. When a sensor or camera is elicited, the control panel notifies you. You have an ample of hardwired and wireless control panels.


A home security system is accessed via keypads mainly. However, modern home security systems opt for smartphone and tablet control over customary keypads.


Sensors are like “switches,” which can activate an alarm system in hours of emergency. Sensors like contact sensors, are designed to aware the system when a door or window is opened. Certain sensors alert you to breaking of glass or when there is a water leakage. Once a sensor is prompted, it can vigilant your system to raise an alarm, send a text message, or even notify authorities. Specific sensors can initiate cameras to start recording.

Motion Detectors

Motion detector is alike a sensor, excepting that it discovers/detects motion and body heat. Operators can set up the system to turn on a light, fan or any other device once motion is detected. The system can also exude alerts, making it a fine accolade for a web-enabled device.

Proximity Sensor

It is a prodigious backup device to own. Here is why, it can automatically arm or disarm any security system, send you alerts notifying you that a person or pet has left the house. Extra plus is it prompts you to arm your home security system. Our key suggestion is to keep and carry the proximity sensor with you else it is of no use.

Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detectors

These are not only opportune; but also hi-techand mandatory by law. If the device is linked to a security system with monitoring, you can get a swift response from police and fire departments. The mishmash of smoke and CO alarm also has loud sirens and the alarm can be set off with the wave of a hand. The Path light feature can lighting your way at midnight.

Wireless Security Cameras

Security Cameras are most essential of all modern home security devices. It is your third eye to watch on the house when you are home or away. Just fit the cameras wherever you want them, plug-in, connect them to your home network and you are all set. You can watch live footage of everything from any device with a web connection. Out of the manifold hardwired options, stand-alone, web-enabled cameras are very prevalent.


Macys Security has been protecting private and commercial clients for more than 20 years. Our security consultants are used by high net worth individuals in 15 countries worldwide.

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