Posted on: 12 October 2016
When many people think about improving the security of their home, they opt to hire a security service that can outfit their home with a security alarm and video cameras. While this is certainly a step in the right direction toward improving the security of your home, you might not be ready to go to the expense of this type of work. Instead, think about hiring an electrician for some jobs inside and outside your home. This contractor can handle a number of jobs that will make you feel more secure. Here are some examples.
Outdoor Motion Sensors
There are a couple different types of motion sensors that your local electrician can install outside your home for you. Basic motion sensors will simply detect when something moves in front of you and then notify you. Another type of motion sensor is connected to a light. When something sets off the sensor, the light will turn on. If you're home at night, you'll often notice the light on outside, and you can then go to a window to investigate.
Indoor Light Timers
While you can always buy an extension cord with a timer built into it, it's ideal to hire an electrician to install light timers in your home. This saves you the hassle and potential tripping hazard of having extension cords underfoot. The electrician can swap out some of your standard wall switches with those that have built-in timers. You can then set the timers so that the lights in your home will turn on and off at your preferred times throughout the day and night. This is especially valuable when you aren't at home, as lights coming on and off in your home suggests to passersby that the house is occupied.
Carbon Monoxide And Smoke Detectors
While motion sensors and light timers will make you feel more secure against burglars, there are other types of security to consider. Every home should be equipped with carbon monoxide and smoke detectors. If you're fed up with the hassle of constantly changing the batteries in your existing units, hire an electrician to install permanent detectors. These are mounted to the ceiling or wall like a battery-powered unit, but are actually wired into your home's electrical network. This means that you can always count on them working when the power is on—it's good to keep a battery-powered detector as a backup—which can make you and your family feel more secure.Share