Homeowners considering home security alarms will find a good selection of guidebooks on the subject. Here are a few of the popular ones.
Home Security, Second Edition: Alarms, sensors and systems
Author Vivan Capel provides a practical guide to help homeowners looking to protect home and property. Simple steps spell out ways to protect the home. Readers are shown how burglars work and how to stop them. Selection and installation of home security alarm systems are discussed.
In addition to detailing the huge range of home security devices available, readers may come up with their own solutions using descriptions and circuits for 2 designs given in the book. Capel discusses both pros and cons of security alarm systems.
Savvy Guide to Home Security
John Paul Mueller, author of more than 60 books, takes homeowners through the steps required in designing, purchasing or installing home security systems. He covers assessment, planning, purchasing and maintaining the home security alarms system. Coverage of home offices is included, along with security expert interviews. Topics in this book include system building, system needs assessment, provider choice, equipment selection and a glossary of terms.
Home Security: How to Select Reliable Locks and Alarms for Your Home, Office or Car
Author Carl Hammer notes that nearly every American suffers from personal theft at least once according to Department of Justice data. He feels that too many homeowners are lulled into a false sense of security by silver-tongued salesmen into installing expensive home security alarm systems but neglect tackling vulnerable door, window and lock issues.
In this book, Hammer reveals how burglars target and break into buildings. Proven techniques and tactics for deterring burglars is given. Dozens of low-tech, low-cost and low-maintenance measures for protecting home and property are detailed.
The extensive section on alarms shows homeowners the best way to install secure alarm systems along with information about how even the most expensive system can be gotten around by others.
The last section of the book details secure home safes, safe gun storage, auto alarms and other situations, including protecting self and family when away from home.
What About My Security?
Ron Herhuth’s practical approach to personal and property security helps homeowners avoid becoming a target of opportunity.
Securing Home and Business: A Guide to the Electronic Security Industry
Erwin Blackstone and Simon Hakim provide practical information on safekeeping the home and other property. Interviews with professional burglars resulted in this book. Detailed are where intrusions most often occur, how entry is gained and what happens when the burglar gets inside.
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Home Security
Authors Tom Davidson and Lorna Gentry wrote this guide detailing all homeowners need to know about keeping home and family safe. Everything from basic home security alarm systems to inexpensive means that can be self implemented. Legal issues regarding nanny-cams and monitoring are covered. The author is a former FBI agent and security expert.
Home security alarms can provide an element of safety for homeowners. There are many variables in choosing and implementing the right system. These guidebooks provide information aimed at helping homeowners choose, install and maintain home security alarms.