The best option is an early warning system. A set of gadgets that will monitor your property and alert you when an intrusion is in progress. The sooner the better. This is your dashboard light. Most “traditional” outdoor security beams are designed to be installed against the outside walls of a house and detect movement when the intruder is already very close to the residence. This is typical because these sensors are hard-wired to the alarm system and installing them right at the house makes the wiring job so much easier.
Outdoor security beams in close proximity to the house are better than nothing, but it is best to detect an intruder as early as possible, even before he is able to get close to the home. For this purpose, it helps if your outdoor security beams are wireless, and especially if they have significant range. The drongo outdoor security beams are a great example of this. Your point of detection can now be on the perimeter of the property, giving you a much better insight into the intrusion.
Choose a wireless system that:
- Works well in an outdoor environment
- Has sufficient range (at least 200m / 600ft)
- Alerts you in your own, recorded voice
This last point is critical. Keep in mind you may be woken up by the system in the middle of the night. You do not want to have to decipher an alarm panel or recognize some irritating jingle. You want to know what is going on, RIGHT NOW, even if you are still finding your feet after being torn from that dream of you and Claudia Schiffer in the Lamborghini. Time is of the essence. No time to apologize to Claudia. Get going! Take Action! The whole idea behind early warning systems is to buy you critical time in an emergency. You cannot afford to waste any of it just to decipher the alarm system warning!