There are many reasons to have good security measures set up for protecting your home. Apart from natural disaster threats like earthquakes, floods and typhoons (depending on where you live), one of the nastiest pests is completely man made, human beings. Namely criminals in particular. Career criminals do not discriminate when it comes to family values or virtues.
If they happen upon your home or office premises and they see potential, then your home is a target. It doesn’t matter if you have children, or are elderly or infirm. Infact none of these options particularly matters if the criminal is a drug addled or alcohol driven addict. The best way to protect your home, family and possessions is to have some form of home protection system.
This can include all or some of the following:
- CCTV System
- Alarm Zones
- Perimeter Fence
- Automated Gates
- Intercom System
- Guard Dog
- Security Personnel
An alarm system ought to be one of the standard safety protocols in all homes. Money is not an excuse anymore as you can get quite cheap DIY systems for a few hundred dollars. You can’t put a price on safety by saying you can’t afford it. What happens when you need an alarm during the night? If you’ve failed to invest in your family’s security you have made a bad decision.
New Wireless DIY Alarm Systems
There are lots of systems on the market ranging from traditional wired alarms to the more modern wireless systems that you get from companies like SimpliSafe. You can read a SimpliSafe review here to find out all the basic features and how to install it. It is one of the cheapest systems on the market, but it is very powerful. As it is wireless you can place sensors all over your house and they will send signals to the master control unit.
The handy thing about wireless systems is that you don’t need to do a lot of construction work getting them installed. So if you bought your home years ago this is good news. You don’t have to feed wires across the floorboards, or lift them up to get the wires to go upstairs. And if you want an added layer of protection you can also make the alarm active with the monitoring company attached to SimpliSafe. The best thing about this is that it is a 30 day contract so if you decide you don’t want it you can cancel without any hassle.
Home invasions work differently than burglaries. They are well planned and thought out before the act takes place. Home invaders are more prepared than opportunist criminals who hope to catch you off guard, or who stumble upon an opening whilst scouting out your neighborhood. No, a home invader is a different breed of animal altogether. They will stake out your house in advance and keep records of your daily routine. They will record all the finer details of your weekly activities and fine their plan around the statistics they record. Yes, i used the word statistic. That’s all your are to a super criminal.
Too Many Years Watching Kojak
Just like a detective would stakeout a joint and create a profile of a criminal, in this situation the scenario is reversed. Criminals have used all those years of watching gritty detective series and done a u-turn on the right side of the law. What’s also scary is that such a criminal will follow you to your work, where you go to the gym and drink coffee. Creepy. They will also assess the risks you pose and whether you would put up much if any resistance under threat.
Apart from following you as you go about your daily routine, advanced criminals will actually call at your door and scout out your “joint”. They can pose as delivery men for instance, and in many case use a female to approach your door. Deceptive tactics like these will throw you off guard.
Never let anyone into your house unannounced. You will remember if you ordered a carpet cleaner, or if the gas company sent you a letter stating they are sending someone out to check for leaks. And that brings me to mind the tactics of a super criminal. They will send a fake letter with the official letterhead paper of the water or gas company and alert you to a home visit.
Always check the phone numbers and then ring the official number to check if such a visit is valid. Very rarely or ever will someone from the water, phone or electric board alert you concerning a home visit. No one has the privilege of entering your home unless you booked them, or if they are friends or family.