Tips for a Secure Home
According to a study by Dr. Simon Hakim of Temple University, “an alarmed single family home is more than 60 percent less likely to be burgled than a similar home without an alarm.” Here are the four major tips for optimal home security.
• Prevention Procedures: You can implement these security measures, at home and away from your home to lower your risks of being targeted. Burglars focus on homes that appear to be unoccupied, thus home security systems that have a motion sensor light features are very effective.
• Preventive Measures: These are security procedures that make the break-in more time consuming and difficult. Deadbolt locks and adequate fencing are great preventive measures. Sometimes comparing business security solutions with that of your homes will help you focus your preventive measures.
• Alarm Procedures: Burglar alarms detect the presence of an intruder. The same study by Dr. Simon Hakim lists an, “average loss from burglary is $3,266 when there is an alarm and $5,343 when there is no alarm. When an alarm is present, the burglar is limited in the time he can spend on the premises.”
• Extra Efforts: Small things like newspaper delivery can red flag your home for burglary. Stopping newspaper and mail delivery and notifying authorities of your absence is just as important as the other three security procedures.
(Source: FrontPoint Security, 2011)
Your door is the most popular form of entry for burglars according to Bureau of Justice, Victimization During Household Burglary Study, It imperative when comparing price quotes from vendors, that the security companies guarantee optimal alarm solutions for all of your home’s doors and windows. An alarm reduces the chance of burglary 66.2 percent when three or more precautions are taken by the homeowner.