If you’re still working on a basic lock and key system for your home, we have important news. Advances in affordable, high-tech security for homes are like something out of a spy movie. Here are all the updates you should know to stay on top of safety.
Light, camera, acting
Cameras and surveillance services are becoming common in suburban streets. Good lighting and quality camera lenses go hand in hand. The light ensures you’ll be able to see all that’s going on around your home and your camera will capture a better picture. A quality camera is the difference between a pixelated, unrecognizable face or a suspicious vehicle and positive evidence for the police. Browse MyDeal’s homes and gardens for the best outdoor lighting options, or search the entire site for the latest security technology.
Don’t make yourself a target
Most thieves are opportunists. If they follow an opportunity to get something for nothing they will take it, whether they need it or not. Adding extra security measures will make you less of a target. Just because you have a gate to the backyard doesn’t mean someone won’t come in on their own. Put security locks on all the entrances to your home – whether they are for the main residence or not. But a lock is only the first line of defense. Make sure everything you don’t want to be stolen is kept safe. Whether it’s a safe in your home or a locked shed in your backyard, you’re less of a target if you keep your valuables safe and out of sight.
How to get the whole package
We are well past the days of having simple locks on doors. Home security can include multiple levels of monitoring to ensure your entire home is protected. Experts at Hills County Alarm shared with us everything you need for total home security:
“Today, Home Security is more than just a lock, we always recommend that homeowners install locks on all windows, doors, gates, etc. because good perimeter security is the best way to catch it. start with their total home security package.
The next step is an Alarm System with sensors in key areas of your home. Sensors in the Master Bedroom, main living area, and hallway power small rooms or in rooms containing high-value content.
A Back-to-Base system is the next step to consider. If there is a trigger from your alarm, your monitoring service will respond, while the local alarm depends on the neighbors.
It is quite common to install a camera system to record any activity around your home. These systems can be viewed remotely, which is extremely beneficial if your Alarm System is monitored. In all cases, use a fully insured and licensed security company that is a member of the Security Industry Association. “
Insurance is the second most important step
Your top priority is to always have a safe home, but what if things still don’t go as planned? John Catibog is an insurance broker from Indagard who believes it is important to have a backup plan. While security measures reduce the risk of breaking into your home, there are no guarantees.
“It’s best to remember that if intruders want to get into your home, they’ll find a way – no matter what security measures you put in place.
You should still consider installing the following to prevent any intruders:
– security door
– window lock
– motion detection flood light
– CCTV is monitored
– burglar alarm
Also, consider installing a fireproof safe to keep your jewelry and other valuables. These will make it difficult for thieves.
However, when these measures fail, having the right insurance gives you peace of mind knowing that you can recover sooner. It helps if you have all the information you need in one convenient place, like stuck in the fridge or in a drawer. So do this now, while everything is fine.
Make a note of the phone numbers of local police, locksmiths, glass repairmen, and insurance companies along with your policy number. These will ensure during the stressful times of the holiday you can act quickly and have one less thing to worry about.”
As homes get smarter, so do thieves. Updating your security regularly is a must. Who knows what will come next? We predict anything from lasers to facial recognition in the very near future.