Installing any one of the many home security systems help to protect your home and family against intruders who want to harm you and thief’s who want to steal your valuables. Selecting a home security system that protects your home can be a daunting task. There are many systems out there to choose from. Just which one is right for your home and your family?Choosing a home security system that allows you to remain in control of the system is best. This is done through a key pad and alarm code system. Several companies offer various different styles and types of key pads and you find the one that works best with your family. If you have younger children, a key pad with large numbers on the front of the pad might be best and remember to choose a code the entire family can remember, an easy word or series of numbers, but not too easy.The home security systems company will come out to your home, once you have settled on one and access where the best place to wire your house would be. This will protect your home and family in a number of situations; burglary, intruders, fire and any other emergencies.Home security systems can be wireless and placed over the entire house or just part of the home. Or they can be wired and also wired to your complete home or just sections, whichever you prefer. Both come with optional video surveillance that monitors both the inside and outside of your house and can be hidden or in plain sight. When the surveillance is in plain sight, it makes a much bigger deterrent to would be burglars or intruders than if it is hidden. If the surveillance equipment is hidden, the intruder might think the ‘coast is clear’ and no one is watching and proceed to break into your house. Depending on the brand and type of home security systems you choose, once an intruder has broken into your home, an ear-piercing siren will be heard and emergency personnel, such as the police and fire departments will be alerted and both will be dispatched to your home within minutes of the alarm going off.A lot of the home security systems come with stickers for the windows and yard signs to warn the would-be intruders and burglars about they home security systems as a tool for prevention. This may not always stop the intruders and if you and your family are in the house, the systems that come with a keypad often have buttons that hook you and your family up directly with the police, fire and emergency medical services without going through the security systems personnel.Protecting your home and family is a number one priority and a home security system can help you do that. Using high tech surveillance equipment or simple wireless cameras strategically placed and hooked to a VCR or computer, intruders will be forewarned against attacking your home and family.