Given the increasing crime rate hereabouts in New Mexico the majority of homeowners myself included have wound up fortifying our homes using home security gizmos. We hope by doing so to add at least another layer of protection for our homes.
Apart from putting spotlights and also security cameras strategically throughout the house I also purchased a wireless home security motion sensor. I set this up on the wall facing the main entry way to the house.
In fact after I got my very first HomeSafe wireless home security motion sensor and checked it up close I bought another 2 units. These went to the backdoor and second-story corridor. The moment any of them detects activity it activates an alarm which I trust would wake me from sleep.
This particular security sensor could detect motion up to 8 meters away. Plus it can survey quite a wide area thanks to its angle for motion detection of 110 degrees.
Even as I made the purchase I felt confident in the beginning that I would not get to hear my home safety alarm. Unfortunately that wasnt the case. Several months into my installing the devices small-time burglars attempted to break into my house. I was fortunate that they were arrested instantly.
Based on the sworn statements of the burglars they had heard a loud alarm just before reaching the front door. Besides that a spotlight in the porch lit up which was their signal to abort their plan and run back toward a getaway van.
On my end as soon as I heard the alarming sound I quickly got up and ran outside the house. I was able to catch a glimpse of the van and a part of its license plate. Some 20 minutes after I reported the incident to the cops they called back to notify me that they had captured the burglars not far from the area.
My wireless home security motion sensor truly proved its worth during that time. Having now discovered that it was a good investment I bought a dozen more for the door and windows with no hesitation or regret.