Home Security Systems

Peace of mind comes from knowing your family and your home are safe and secure. Home security systems work to secure entry points. Things like doors, windows and areas that contain valuables like computers or art. A home security system is a network of integrated electronics devices working together to protect homeowners against break-ins and other potential threats arising from water leaks, gas leaks, carbon dioxide levels or a medical emergency.

What It Consists Of

A typical system will have a control panel, door sensors, window sensors, motion sensors, light sensors, wired cameras, an alarm or siren and either a yard sign or a window sticker that lets possible intruders know the home has a security system installed. There are different types of solutions available that vary in the number of security components deployed throughout the home monitored by the control panel.

How it Works

Understanding how one works is essential to knowing how to choose the right home security installation that is best suited to your needs as well as your budget. A home security system works on a simple concept of securing entry points into a home with sensors that communicate with the control panel.

An Example:

A basic example of how a home security system works:

  • Intruder breaks a window
  • The sensor signals the control panel and over a home phone line or cell phone
  • Your off-site monitoring station is notified and simultaneously
  • A high-decibel alarm is triggered
  • The monitoring service calls the house within seconds asking for a password if there is a response
  • If there is no response, or if the wrong password is given the monitoring service will notify the police immediately.


The advantage of having a home security system that is monitored includes reducing the likelihood your home will be broken into. A home that has a security system is not an easy target… Other advantages of a home security system include remote access to arm and disarm your system, the ability to monitor people coming to your home and when they leave, and a reduction in your home insurance premium. Homes that are protected can save up to 20% when purchasing home insurance.

Lights, Cameras and Monitoring

Depending on your needs, there are many options you can add to home security systems. From video surveillance to monitoring and flood protection to carbon monoxide there are many features you can add to a home security system. In fact, lights and cameras are helpful for those with large homes. Additionally, homes that are in remote areas can also benefit from these options. The home security system that is right for you will be quite different then someone else… which is why it is important that you choose a security expert that understands the features home security and home automation has to offer.

Installation Services in San Diego

At Shultz Audio Video we recognize the importance of strategic partnerships and strive to continually differentiate our company. That’s why Shultz Audio Video and North County Alarm have strategically partnered. Together we proudly serve the entire San Diego County. This partnership gives us the ability to develop and install a fully integrated home security system. Our partnership with North County Alarm helps us to achieve our promise of delivering the solutions that are right for you. Together we will deliver provide you with solutions that fit your needs as well as you budget.