Posts Tagged ‘Home Security’
You can walk into almost any home improvement store or hardware store and pay about $10-$20 to buy a fake security sign and some window stickers. You might even be able to get a knock-off sign online with the name of a real company. Having that fake sign and the added stickers will certainly keep burglars from entering your home, right? After all, who would dare break into a home that has a generic sign saying there is a security system? Well, an experienced thief might attempt to do just that once they realize your signs are fake.
Jacksonville can be a great place to live with a consistently warm sunny temperature and beautiful beaches. Unfortunately, a downside is the city’s property crime rates, including burglaries. Despite falling numbers in crimes over the past few years, property crime rates still remain higher than the national average. The good news is that most burglars are inexperienced and easy to thwart. By taking some simple precautions, you could avoid becoming a victim of a home burglary.
When you think of securing your home for your family’s safety, your main priority is to keep intruders from gaining access to the inside of your home. But to completely burglar-proof your home, you need to protect not only inside your home, but also your backyard from unauthorized access to keep you, your family, and your belongings safe. Your backyard can be very attractive to would-be thieves and give them access to commonly stolen items, such as bikes, patio furniture and barbecue equipment.
When it comes to home security, an ounce of prevention is always worth a pound of cure. The more you invest in safety now, the greater the benefit to you, your family, and your property will be in the long run. It thus makes sense to use every avenue available to defend your house, and what better way to start than with a home security system? By installing advanced security technology, you give yourself and your family a wide variety of benefits, including:
A doorbell that sees and allows you to communicate with your guests. A thermostat that can monitor the temperature on its own. An outdoor camera that has 24/7 coverage with an easily accessible video library. Maybe it sounds like a science fiction movie, but it’s not. You can do it all through SafeTouch’s Smart Home products.
Our planet is important to us. Keeping the Earth safe is the ultimate in home security. On days like Earth Day, we have a terrific excuse to consider all the different ways we can go green for the good of our planet. For most people, this means ensuring all light bulbs are low-energy choices, or changing out older appliances for energy-efficient models. Not many realize that home security systems can also be part of the green revolution. Read more »
Your home is the center of your family’s shelter. It’s very important for all of your family members to feel safe and comfortable in and around the home. If safety has become a concern, you may be researching home security systems or have a New Year’s resolution to increase home security. If you don’t know where to start, here are some home security tips to consider.
Don’t Be an Easy Target
On TV shows, all sorts of expensive, high-tech gadgets are used to break into businesses and houses in seconds flat, regardless of home security systems, but that’s television. Back in the real world, the average burglar in Florida is more interested in looking for an easy target that doesn’t require a lot of work or risk. Thieves want to get in, get the loot, and get out FAST. As a homeowner, it’s your job to make sure that your home doesn’t look like an easy target. Read more »
Is it safer to live in an apartment or a house? The answer depends on the neighborhood. If you plan on moving to a new apartment or house it’s best to research the crime statistics for the neighborhood, which can be found on the FBI’s website. The next thing to question is how safe the security system is. The following tips will help you determine how safe your house or apartment is and whether or not you need to improve your security system.
Why Burglars Like Apartments
The main reason burglars stakeout apartments is because of the frequent amount of people coming and going, which
lowers suspicion of strangers. It’s easy to blend in since tenants are used to seeing new guests all the time. A stranger who hangs out near a Â house, on the other hand, stands out. Another reason burglars like apartment complexes is that individual tenants typically do not invest in security systems because they figure the gate system shuts out unwanted trespassers.
By the time children reach their teen years, most are ready to be left home alone while you are away. Certainly they are too old to have a babysitter. As a parent you know your child best. No matter what, you must decide if your teenager is responsible, mature and independent enough to be left home alone.
Factors to Consider
Discuss the idea of your teens staying home alone with your children. Allow them to come up with questions and situations. Ask them how they would handle things in various scenarios.
- In the case of an only child, make sure that they are ready and feel comfortable being left home alone. Read more »