A need to protect our home is very normal and justified. Whether with installing a security system, alarms, additional locks, etc, it is something we do not take lightly.
In movies, on the other hand, things tend to go a little bit differently.
Without a doubt, those movies play on that notion of needing to protect ourselves, our family, and our homes.
Some of them do it in a comical, over-exaggerated way, some of them might toy with our fears and paranoia.
They might not always be completely realistic, but some of these security systems will entertain you and some of them just might make you think.
Home invasion is always a terrifying thought, so it is not surprising that it is a theme of so many movies.
A panic room seems like a reasonable (although probably an expensive) idea in order to keep everyone in your house safe right?
But it seems that even with a panic room, things can go very wrong.
For most of us, building a panic room might seem like an extreme measure, although no one would probably mind actually having one.
It is a classic intrusion movie (or franchise to be exact). Here, the notion of a secure home is taken to the point of pure survival since the movie introduces us to the world in which all the crimes are legal for 12 hours.
So what happens when we face some of our worst fears? How do we defend ourselves?
Seems like with all the existing security systems that one could possibly obtain, it comes down to pure and primal survival instinct.
The Italian Job
Is there a more effective way of demonstrating the power (and flaws) of different security systems than a heist movie? Probably not.
We are talking about houses with a guard tower, professionally guarded by heavily armed men and attack dogs, safes, reinforced gates, online security systems, armored trucks, the whole deal.
But it seems like there is no security system that can’t be taken down if you are motivated enough (greed and revenge turned out to be quite the motivators in this case).
Bad Boys II
If you think about Tapia’s house, it seems like again we are talking about a strong defense system in a form of a tower and hired protection.
With a guard tower and an army of people carrying all sorts of automated weapons, this place seems like an unapproachable fortress.
In the end, though, detectives Burnett and Lowrey and a crew of highly trained SWAT members, CIA operatives, and DEA agents manage to completely destroy Tapia’s compound.
So, even an extremely guarded building like Tapia’s house wasn’t a match for the good guys.
What kind of a movie would it be otherwise? Would a real-life situation be played out differently?
We will leave that up to you.
All of the Batman Movies
With all the motion sensors, silent alarms, cameras, reinforced doors, and hidden passages and entrances (we all remember the one inside of a metal sarcophagus), the bat-cave is designed as a secret lair.
If you watched all of The Batman movies you might come to a similar conclusion – It does seem that considering everything that is at stake, Bruce Wayne (oops we revealed his identity) should have an even tighter security system in place.
In any case, surely most of us still thought about how great it would be to have a bat-cave within a huge mansion.
Well, until that day comes, maybe we could start by looking up some actual home security systems reviews.
We talked about DC, now let’s talk about Marvel (DC vs Marvel seems to be a constant debate so how can we mention one without mention the other).
What better way to protect your house than to be a tech genius/superhero Tony Stark. This billionaire, playboy, philanthropist was the largest weapons maker until he used that technology in order to build his first Iron Man suit.
Not a lot of people would dare to invade Iron Man’s place, especially knowing he has The Avengers on speed dial.
Yet in the third part of the franchise, with all the high-tech weaponry, and numerous Iron Man suits, Tony does fail to prevent his home from being blown up by a missile.
So maybe it is not quite the ultimate security system.
There are not many security systems that are better than an omnidroid. It thinks for itself and is capable of withstanding almost everything. It is equipped with all sorts of powers than can serve for both defense and offense.
Although it seems you need to have quite villainous intentions in order to see an omnidroid as your go-to security system.
This kind of security system might not be quite possible in the real life, but it is surely entertaining on the screen.
Finally, let us not forget about the probably most iconic home security system in movie history.
It is of course the ingenuity of Kevin McCallister in one of our favorite childhood Christmas movies, Home alone.
With his wits and his sense of mischief, Kevin menages to outsmart two burglars (Harry and Marv) and protect his family home.
Seeing him make his elaborate plan of defense with toys and numerous household objects turning them into booby traps, entertained us all.
It is a kids movie that we all like to rewatch every now and then (especially around Christmas season).
As you can see, all these security systems are not exactly applicable in the real world but they are absolutely fun to think about.
Whether they scare us, entertain us, or take us down the memory lane, you can always watch the same movies from a different perspective, having a particular aspect in mind.
Maybe it is time to watch (or rather rewatch) some of these movies.