5 Ways to Enhance Home Security
Home Security is something that some people don’t put much thought into. Thousands of burglaries occur every day in the United States. The majority of people think the majority of home burglaries occur during the night. Most of you would probably agree, right? Well you would be wrong! Most burglaries occur between the times of 10 am and 3 pm. Why you ask? Because that’s when most people are at work!
So how do they get in? Most burglars use brute force by busting out windows and kicking down doors. Although brute force entries happen a lot, they prefer to gain easy access trough an open door or window. They don’t care about damaging your home so big windows and easily breakable doors are what most burglars look for.
Once inside, they only spend an average of 8-12 minutes in a house. They look for small valuable they can easily move and sell. Some favorite items to steal are cash, jewelry, guns, watches, laptop computers, tablets, DVR’s, DVD’s, and other small electronic devices. Most people don’t see the need for a home security system until they or someone they know has been broken into. This is understandable but it is better to be safe than sorry.
Catching burglars is hard to do with out any evidence. It’s estimated that police clear about 13% of all reported burglaries and rarely catch the thief in the act. A home security system and camera system can help with this! A security system will alert you and our monitoring station of any intruders and a camera system can provide evidence you can take to the police.
1) Make Sure Your Home is Secure
About 30% of all burglaries are through an open or unlocked door or window. Make sure all doors and windows are locked and secure. Don’t make it easy for burglars to get into your home. If you make it difficult, odds are that they will move on to an easier target.
2) Install Security Lighting
Security lighting will provide detection of intruders, deter intruders, and will provide a sense of security and the feeling of safety. It illuminates the criminal, making them feel exposed, insecure, and vulnerable.
3) Alarm Monitoring
By having your home security system professionally monitored, you now have a direct line to the police, fire department, and EMS. With 24/7 monitoring, we will always be there when you need us most.
4) Security Cameras
It isn’t a bad idea to fortify your home’s entrances with security cameras. Along with preventing theft, security cameras can also help you keep an eye on baby sitters, pets, the elderly and your children.
5) Disaster Detection
It isn’t always the bad guys that can threaten your safety. Your home security system can be set up to detect Smoke & Fire, Carbon Monoxide, Flooding, Power Loss and Temperature Changes.