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Home security is not a subject to be taken lightly. So much time and effort is put into purchasing a home, building a home, designing a home, decorating a home and living in a home, yet often times there isn’t enough time put into protecting your home. It is important to invest in home security measures because home security protects you and your family, protects your valuables and provides peace of mind.

Many factors go into determining how secure a home will be. Most people assume that by locking their doors their home is completely secured, but the truth is that there are many ways that are just as important as locked doors to ensure a secure home. You may be one of the homeowners who find home security issues confusing and end up spending money on measures that aren't really effective or appropriate for their home. If so, below you will find some helpful home security issues that you should consider in making your home more secure.

Let us start by reviewing some of the low cost issues regarding home security. As you begin to increase your home’s security, make sure you are getting into the burglars mind. Burglars want to steal the most in the shortest amount of time with the least amount of risk. To prevent this from happening there are several things you can do to interrupt their flow.

  • Use motion detectors to activate outdoor lighting and illuminate the area surrounding your home.
  • Make sure entrances and windows are visible from a distance by eliminating or trimming shrubbery and trees. Such things can provide a cover or place to hide for thieves.
  • When going out of town, make arrangements for lawn care and ask a friend or neighbor to retrieve the mail and newspapers. Also, use timers to mimic the lighting pattern of an occupied home.
  • Make sure you have good window and door locks (such as deadbolts) to stop or slow down the intruder.

Many times, the above solutions will lead thieves away from your house. However, sometimes the intruder will be persistent. Persistent intruders need to be scared off more by loud noises coming from a guard dog or an alarm system. If you have no interest in getting a dog, consider an alarm system because they work much more efficiently.

Alarm systems can be either simple devices or complex devices. Prices vary enormously depending on their sophistication. It is highly recommended that you invest in a more sophisticated alarm system if your home has many valuables or is in a neighborhood known for frequent break-ins because thieves can easily disable simple systems. Yes, it’s the sad truth that all home security systems can be compromised or evaded, but high-end systems make it very difficult for the most masterful of thieves.

Home Alarm System Tips

  • Look for an alarm system that includes a system to initiate an alarm manually if you suspect an intruder. This is a good way to scare someone of if you hear strange noises and are not sure what they are coming from.
  • Place your alarm key pad in more than one spot. Most people put the keypad at the front or back door of their home. You should also have a second keypad installed in your bedroom or office. Some systems use a dual system that requires two different disabling mechanisms.
  • Consider combining your alarm system with security doors and motion detectors with sounds, lasers, and infrared detectors.
  • On a regular basis have a security check made. Call your local police department and ask if they offer free security checks of your home.

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