Home security is all about keeping your home, your loved ones, and your property safe from robbery. The loss of costly items is only one aspect of home security. Perhaps even more important is the prevention of personal violation, injury, and danger, which a home security system can go a long way toward preventing. Home security systems are a valuable, vital asset to keep your family and your valuables from harm. Remember that security systems can provide protection from fire, flood, and medical emergencies along with protection from robbery as well.
Home security systems should be evaluated by and installed in regard to the areas in which burglars are most likely to enter your residence. Studies have shown that most intruders or would be intruders will enter through a front door, by either forcing it open or simply kicking it in. Others enter through ground floor windows or the back door of the home which may offer more privacy and less lighting than a front door entrance. A smaller but still significant number of break ins occur through a basement or garage.
Once you’ve considered these entry points, be sure that the home security system you choose to install covers them all. Make certain that the system utilizes enough motion detecting sensors to monitor each area of your residence. Also be sure that the base unit that controls the motion sensors provides enough coverage to connect with sensors throughout your home. If you’re using a wireless system, be sure to always keep batteries charged and changed frequently. And in regard to the monitoring services that support your home security system, be sure that the monitoring company provides an adequate, rapid response time and will provide service call assistance if necessary to keep your system running smoothly.
Make your security system even more effective at preventing home robbery by keeping your yard landscaping neat, the trees and shrubs neatly trimmed. This way you’ll eliminate hiding places for a would be intruder who is either staking out your property or seeking the right places to wait for entrance, and escape notice coming or going from your property. Keep your lawn mowed and your property free of debris such as free flyers and neighborhood newspapers. Don’t encourage a potential invader to think that your property is unattended or uncared for an easy target.
Motion activated lights will not only alert you to the presence of anyone on your property, they will also signal a burglar to go elsewhere. No potential invader will want to be illuminated in bright light on a property without any overgrown trees or bushes to hide behind.
Lastly, whether you are home or away, be sure that once you’ve installed a security system in your home or business, that you turn the system on. Keep it activated at all times. And keep your doors and windows locked – don’t make it easy for a burglar to get inside.
Prevent home robberies: simply don’t make your property an easy target and intruders will look elsewhere.