It is all very good, wishing for the old days when we could leave our doors unlocked and even open without the fear of being burgled, but times have changed. Rather than hoping it won’t happen to you, be proactive and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing you are protected.

There are many systems and cameras out there, but what to choose? Sometimes, being overwhelmed by the options will lead you to put the decision on the back burner, which is never a good idea.

The Security Centre is a well-established company on the island that provides a range of solutions for home owners and small businesses, as well as large corporations.

For example, you can get a closed-circuit television system that runs from under $1,000 to under $2,000, depending on the definition you are looking for and the number of cameras you need. The Gold Standard, as it is called, is top of the range, with a complete digital four camera IP system boasting 4 meg precision. The great thing about all of these systems is you can check on your property remotely with your mobile device, whenever you like.

If you want to take it a step further, however, consider the Honeywell Lynx Intruder system. The Total Control app allows you to control your security system, wherever you are in the world, and you can enhance it with options to adjust your air-conditioning, lights and even your locks. Best of all, it is linked with The Security Centre’s 24/7 monitoring center, so you can sleep soundly, whether you are home or abroad.

Times have changed when it comes to the safety and security of your property, but security systems have evolved at the same pace. You’d be surprised what’s available on the market these days and how little you have to spend upfront to feel safe. Can you really put a price on that?