Increase your voluntary excess. This is one of the best ways to reduce your long-term premiums significantly. As a word of caution, it will also increase your out-of-pocket expense if you need to make a claim. So if your home experiences minor damage, it might be wiser to repair your home using funds from your personal savings. However, even if you have to file a claim or two after increasing your voluntary excess, it is still possible that your out-of-pocket expense would be lower than if the voluntary excess had remained unchanged.
The connection to your monitoring centers is crucial, but what if it were to break or otherwise be severed? Fortunately, you can sign up for backup services that will ensure you always remain connected. Your standard connection operates through a phone line but you can sign up for optional cellular and VOIP service as well.
Use a dog to your advantage. Having a dog around the house could be more of an useful Home Security tool than you might imagine. Even a criminal can be scared off by the sight of a dog’s bared teeth in the night. If you have been thinking about a pet for the family, it’s an excellent idea. Putting up a ‘Beware of Dog’ sign is also helpful. Also, if you have something against pets, buying a dog bark simulator would be the next best thing. The sound is often enough for a prowler to think about moving on.
Entry/exit delay to let yourself in and out, Fully adjustable vibration sensitivity, Private, changeable pass code, A 130 decibel ear piercing scream, Easy mountability on the inside of any door, Battery operation, Portability, You could put one of the alarms on every outside door on your house.
With these things in mind think of the blessing of having an Adt home security system. If she would have had the water / flood sensors in place then they would have been made aware as soon as the flood started. That means less damage and a greater peace of mind while we are away from our home.
Yes it can be a drain on your electrical energy, but keeping your backyard lights open could dissuade criminals. Cover the lights with a shielding case if possible in order that the robber won’t be able to easily break them. If you think about it, the electricity fee is very marginal if you make it a habit to turn off the garden lighting fixtures in the crack of dawn. What matters is you’re relatively safer at nighttime if the backyard lighting fixtures are turned on. Intruders do not want to attract attention, and they normally hate being under bright light while they are trying to sneak in.
Keys: Don’t hand out keys to friends, even if they’re trustworthy. Make sure you know the location of all your house keys all the time. Never use hide-a-keys or leave the key under the doormat, above the door, in a flowerpot, or anywhere outside the house. You may think you’re being clever, but guess what? Burglars know all the tricks. It’s their job to (however despicable). Also, it’s a good idea to keep your car keys and house keys on a different ring if you ever use valet parking or leave your keys with parking lot attendants or even at a repair garage.