Home Security Tips And Advice

Most people already know that home security is not a matter to be taken lightly. Among the most important steps that a homeowner can take is to ensure that their home is always safe and secure. Fortunately, there are several ways to increase the overall safety level of your home. Lokaway Safes provide the following general tips on home security:

Lock SecurityHome hardware can be used to boost home security. Deadbolt locks, for example, can be used to provide extra protection. Deadbolt locks which are no less than 1″ thick are advisable. Do not make the mistake of overlooking door hinges. While locks are excellent, should your door hinges be on the outside of your home, thieves could easily remove the door and gain entry to your home.

A lock is only as good as the door it is installed on. For this reason, home owners should consider having strong exterior doors installed on their home. Solid wood is a sturdy option, as is metal. Either of these, in conjunction with a high-quality lock system can work to enhance overall home security.

Security alarm systems are an excellent idea. These systems have become more affordable over time, with the main cost coming in the form of a low monthly monitoring subscription fee. There are many different types of alarm systems which can be used for home security, but the fact remains that any system can deter would be crooks from entering your home.

Windows often serve as an entry point for thieves. There are a host of locks which can be installed on windows. Thick glass can also be beneficial, as can ensuring that windows are not covered by bushes or any other items which would hide an intruder while they attempt to gain entry into the home. Overgrown bushes and branches should be trimmed back if they are obstructing the view of the window.

Lights stand as one of the least expensive ways of providing home security while at home or away. The goal is to simply make it look as if someone is at home. The majority of home invasions take place while the home is empty. Therefore, simply leaving some lights on may be more than enough to thwart a home robbery.

Safes Add to your Home’s Security

For many of us, our homes are the largest investment we will ever make. The contents of our homes are also very precious to us, whether for sentimental value or for the actual value of them. For this reason, it is important for everyone to have some way of securing their valuables.

Some people will choose to purchase a safe in order to keep their valuables out of reach of those who may be looking for them. There are several different types of safes on the market now. Some people will want only a small safe in order to lock up smaller valuables such as jewellery, money, or important documents. Other people will be more interested in purchasing a larger safe that can contain larger valuables such as guns or family heirlooms.

In addition to different sizes of safes, there are also many on the market that can be hidden and disguised as other items in your home. Some people will hide their valuables in a safe that is made to look like a classic book that is hidden on a bookshelf.

No matter what type of safe you purchase, it is important to check out all options prior to purchasing one. Many people will prefer to purchase a fireproof safe. This is a good idea to consider. If your home catches on fire and you do not have a fireproof safe, the items inside may not be protected. People that have been victims of a fire will generally say afterwards that they wish they had purchased a fireproof safe.

 

In addition to a safe, another item to consider investing into is a home security system. Like safes, there are many different types of security systems on the market today. There are also many different companies that offer security monitoring services.

It is extremely important to do your research prior to allowing any home security company into your home. A good place to start when considering home security companies is to talk to your friends and neighbours. Often word of mouth is the best way to see who has good service and is there when you need them.

Another factor to consider when comparing security systems for your home is the price of the monitoring service. Generally, you will pay every month for the monitoring of your home. Some cities may also require a payment to the city for the use of the police department.

Technology will also vary from company to company. Most companies are competitive when it comes to the technology that they use. When you are considering a home security company, it is important to fully understand the technology that is going into your home. You will want to make sure that you know how to use all of the technology in case of an emergency. From cell phone apps to motion detectors and cameras. Home security systems have become a very popular way to protect your investment as well as the precious contents of your home.

When you are considering the best way to protect your investment and your sentimental items from generations past, consider all of the options on the market. Both home security systems and safes are a great option, but both will require a bit of research in order to guarantee that you are getting the best options available to you.

Beat the Burglar

Beat the Burglar

Innovative new burglary advice film highlighting a number of home security tips which everyone can put in place to help them avoid being victims of crime.

The video shows a crime prevention officer visiting someones home to give them advice on their home security. Visit our website for more information at http://www.west-midlands.police.uk/

Product Review: Zmodo 720p Pan/Tilt Wireless IP Security Camera

Product Review: Zmodo 720p Pan/Tilt Wireless IP Security Camera

This camera is well made and allows you to pan and tilt around the area in almost a full 360 degree turn. It also has an infrared light which will allow the camera to be used in complete darkness as well.

The set up process for the camera is very easy. See my video for step-by-step set up instructions. Basically, you just download the app and it walks you through the process.

Once you have the camera online via the company’s app, you are able to view and control the camera from the app only. The company offers software for PC, which is very plain, but it gets the job done. It also allows you to access your camera from outside of your home as long as your computer has an internet connection. Also, you can access your camera from the web using the zmodo dot com website. There is no direct web access to the camera. For that reason, I had to remove one star from my review. A lot of people would probably be satisfied with using this camera simply for monitoring via a smartphone or tablet. If that’s what you are looking for, this camera does that perfectly. If you are looking for something that offers direct web access, you might want to look elsewhere.

Disclaimer: I received this complimentary product in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. I am not affiliated with the company and did not receive any compensation from them.

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Municipal bonds are a great way to earn safe, tax-free income. But the key is finding bonds without risk of default or bankruptcy impairment.

Observations & Security Officer Advice from Tommie Gary

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A short visit with Chief Compliance Officer Tommie Gary of First Security Systems sharing some of his experiences and tips for becoming the best officer you can be.