Have you ever seen a movie where the bad guys cut the power to a home right before they break in? It’s done in real life, too. In addition to having the advantage of darkness, the home invaders are able to shut down the homeowner’s security system. This buys them extra time to find what they came to steal.
Maybe it’s time to start thinking about taking your home security system off the electrical grid and use solar-powered security gadgets instead. Some security equipment suppliers are already offering solar-powered lights, cameras and motion sensors.
In addition to staying on when access to the grid is interrupted, these gadgets have other advantages. Solar-powered lights, for example, give off a brighter and more glaring light than normal bulbs. Some solar-powered lights have sensors to turn them on at dusk and off at dawn, and can also be activated by remote control.
Solar motion sensors can turn on lights when someone is on your property, which serves as a deterrent to burglars. Solar security cameras that are in plain sight can also make a burglar think twice about choosing your home for his deeds. Make sure to acquire devices that have a long battery life.
This article from SurvivalLife.com, “Solar Energy: A Spotlight on Home Security,” will give you some ideas about what types of solar-powered security equipment you might want to look into getting and why.
Home security systems can be a valuable tool in keeping burglars and home invaders away from your property. But if they’re connected to a vulnerable electrical grid, are they really worth the money you’re spending on them? Have you ever tried using solar-powered security gadgets? If so, how did they work for you? Did you ever have a situation when the power went out but your security devices continued to function properly? I really hope to hear from you about this subject.