The instinct to protect your home can be traced to the earliest human civilizations, with our ancestors using rocks and branches to protect their caves from intruders. Later, with the domestication of wolves, dogs became the defenders of our homes, as well as our best friends. The ancient Egyptians invented the first pin and tumbler lock out of wood, giving way to the Greek and Roman lock and key systems that were made using more durable iron. In the Middle Ages, security was taken to a whole new level as kings found creative ways to secure their fortresses. Moats, high walls, drawbridges, guards and attack animals were critical in keeping palaces safe against enemies.
The first alarm system came about during the Victorian era and operated without the use of any electricity. The system involved connecting doors, windows and blinds by steel wires to a magnetic machine that could detect if the wires had been cut or loosened. If it detected a break in, the machine would ring a gong to alert residents.
Video surveillance emerged in the 1940s, but didn’t become widely available until the late 1960s, when the first home surveillance system was patented. In 1997, home security began to make the shift to wireless, and hardwiring was no longer needed to obtain maximum protection. At Armor Security, we keep pace with the ever evolving technology in home security, making it more affordable, accessible and effective to protect your home and your loved ones.