Family safety near large cities in the United States is provided in many ways today, and the combination of gate closers, and wireless driveway alarms is a great start to make your property secure. Old driveway reporter systems were typically useless if someone walked on to your property or drove their car up into your front yard. Now with the wireless alert systems available, you can put up a transparent cloak of warning around your entire home, and land. Often more high-end models will actually tell you what part of the perimeter is being breached so you can react quickly. Even if someone jumps over your back fence, you can be told of this occurrence.
Having automatic gate closers installed on your wrought iron drive way gates usually is purchased to make it easier for people to leave, and re-enter their driveways without having to get out of their vehicle. This also makes sure that the gate is closed automatically. A closed gate gives the appearance of a more secure home to people passing by, and the burglars when staking out your neighborhood for the next breaking and entering job. Theft prevention is about sixty percent mental, and forty percent action, and people who are new to stealing from homes will pick the easiest house on the block to break into most of the time.
This does not preclude the fact that you still need a home security system installed, and have a twenty-four hour monitoring service. Thieves know all to well that they must cut the power, and the land line to your home to prevent triggering contact switches, and motion sensors that are installed through out a home. Recently these systems have been upgraded so the alarm companies can be notified in multiple ways. Some security accessories include a cell phone hidden in the house that the alarm will dial out on if there is no regular phone service. Even more sophisticated security configurations will have access to your cable modem as an ancillary communication device.