Swimming Pools and Home Security - New High Tech Developments  

by Pool Builders on 08-18-2008 in Articles

Can you believe that there was actually a time when security fences around swimming pools weren't even mandatory? Back then, swimming pool accidents involving children were far too common. In recent decades though, communities around the globe have enacted measures that require all swimming pools to contain a certain "minimum" level of security on their perimeter.

New Technological Developments

However; the level of technology that is now available has moved well beyond what these basic security requirements stipulate. This has led many homeowners to go back and take a second look to see if there is more that they can do to protect any unsupervised children that may wander into their pool area. Of course, fences work but there is always that one child that can easily scale a fence and let their curiosity get the better of them.

Infrared-Motion Detectors

One of the most common high tech security devices that is now being used on swimming pools is infrared-motion detectors. While it may sound like something out of a James Bond movie, they really aren't that big a deal now. All of your home security services carry them now and they are relatively inexpensive. Once in place, any child that enters your pool area will instantly sound an alarm no matter how small they are or how slow they are moving.

Day and Night Full Time Security

They have a range of thirty feet and function day or night, even during a rain storm. They are so accurate now that they can easily differentiate between a child and an animal such as a dog or a cat. Once they are purchased and installed to an audio alarm system they will function independent of a security service. This means that there is no need to pay a security service and you simply flip the "on" switch and the system is activated.

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