If you’ve ever installed a security system in your home, then you’ll be well versed in the benefits vs problems struggle of your old security system. Many homeowners are sworn off home security systems due to their previous frustrations such as having to reset the alarm every time the family pet enters the room.
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Enlisting a security professional to install a top quality home alarm system is a great step
towards protecting your family and your possessions. However, there are many other ways you can help to safeguard your home, most of them are very
simple tasks you could carry out over the weekend.
When researching surveillance cameras a lot
of the camera functionality can seem like a confusing minefield of industry jargon and tech-speak. It's hard to know which features are important and
which are a useless gimmick to increase sales. Getting right down to basics is the only way to compare apples with apples, to make sure you get the
right camera for your security requirements.
With so many home alarm system options available
it can be difficult to decipher which are the good ones and which are not worth the effort. Our team have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly and
have put together some tips to ensure the system you chose and install in your home will protect your family and your property when it’s needed the
Investing in the very best security cameras on the market is a waste if you fail to place them in the best position to completely monitor all aspects of your property. Incorrect positioning could miss vulnerable areas of your property and you may not be able to use the security footage to identify and catch thieves or trespassers.
Did you know that there are over 200,000 burglaries recorded every year across Australia? 40,000 of the burgled homes are broken into more than once. That means that 20% of the 200,000 homes have the potential to be broken into again. With these statistics alone it is astonishing just how many houses still do not have home security alarms or devices.
It can affect your insurance premiums, the property prices, what the shopping strip down the road looks like (security grills and roller doors or pot plants and picture windows) and so much more. The frequency of break-ins or general crime in the area you live can affect your lifestyle as well, but should we all be locking the doors, bolting the windows and hiding under the bed?
Planning your home security system correctly could mean the difference between complete protection and allowing a thief to get into your home undetected. The good news is it's not hard to get it right.
We are all at risk of break-ins, however, some have worked to reduce their risk and others have left it up to the deity of their choice, karma, or the universe for protection. A secure environment is essential for seniors to feel comfortable and safe in their homes, but doesn't need to mean bars on the windows, a mammoth rottweiler patrolling the garden, or a watch tower at your gate.