We at Wonderbars are proudly green in our manufacturing, delivery and installation processes. We are firm believers that everything we do can be entirely eco-friendly. In fact your home security system, from bars to alarm, can be “greened” every step of the way, making both you and your environment safer. Here are four tips to stay secure the green way.
Lights have long been used as deterrents but most people use them in ways that are not only energy inefficient but also not particularly effective as a security measure. Rather than leaving outside lights burning all night long, connect them to motion detectors, which deter burglars. If you’re out and would like to give the impression that someone is home, then connect your interior lights to timers, each set to different times. This way, your lights come on intermittently, giving the impression that someone is home more effectively than one static light, constantly burning. Remember to use LED bulbs in all your lights!
While you’re at it, why not go solar with all your external lights?
Manufacturers in all fields are now moving towards eco-friendly materials and processes and the security industry is no different. All of our burglar-proofing, for example, is made with the environment in mind. Even designers and manufacturers of alarm systems are now making use of materials that are either recycled or simply friendlier to the environment than those that have been used in the past.
In addition to keeping you safe, newer systems can be equipped with environmental controls that monitor and regulate the temperature, humidity and carbon monoxide levels in your home. If temperature levels change drastically, if there is a water leak somewhere or there are any other drastic changes in your home’s eco-system, the system will alert you to this.
If you are installing a CCTV surveillance system, make sure you go with IP rather than traditional digital video cameras. IP cameras cover a wider range and are more energy efficient. Be careful though; some of them have a large carbon footprint so check before you buy.
If your alarm system isn’t completely wireless, then an upgrade in that direction would be advisable. The fewer wires you have in your system, the less power it will use.
Look after both your home and the environment with measures like these. Contact us for more information on your home security options.