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.
What makes an alarm system so effective is that fact that it’s directly connected to your alarm company. This allows them to monitor the advanced intrusion sensors in your home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As soon as one of them detects an unauthorized entry, your alarm company will immediately be notified. Usually this occurs through a telephone land line, but that can pose a problem if you’ve canceled phone line service to your house altogether. Many people are doing away with phones in favor of more versatile cell phones, and your home security company can accommodate for that. There is a cellular option available that will allow you to be connected to your monitoring company without having to spend money on a land line.
Make your neighbor as your friends. Although this seems to have no connection at all, but it helps. It is important that you should have someone to rely on. They can be helpful to watch your house once in a while when you’re out of town. They will know if someone who enters your property is a member of a family or not. If this happens, they can inform you immediately.
Most homeowners think of their domicile as though it was a bank vault. The security system is designed to make it hard for thieves to break into the home and steal the valuable goods. This isn’t exactly how these systems work nor is it how they should be used. A home system will not stop somebody from physically kicking in a door or busting in a window nor is it intended to. So, how does it work?
If you do not already have a home security alarm system, install one. Security alarm systems monitor the activities of your home and deter people from trying to enter. If you had an alarm system in place, ask for a new alarm system code.
Do make sure there’s a clear line of sight from the road to your house. Bushes and fences might make your yard look good, but if they provide a hiding place they also make the yard look inviting to a burglar.
They’re well prepared with the tools of their trade, such as glass cutters, and jimmies to open your door and get in to burglarize. Most know how to deactivate older Home Security tool, so if yours isn’t up to date, it would be a good thing to install a new one, this is especially true if you live in an up scale neighborhood. If you think one has broken in, do not confront, and just leave if possible. If they haven’t seen you it is still possible to get away and call the police. Also, if you’ve been wise enough to have a panic room built, escape if possible to it. Don’t come out until the police say it’s okay to do so.
I am telling you about this today because I just heard a similar story. A woman looked out her window because she heard the security alarm going off at her neighbor’s house. Well, to her surprise, a bullet came through her window pane, hitting her on the under wire of her bra! Amazingly, she was uninjured! Talk about luck! It is refreshing to hear stories like this where people are safe when things could have been much worse. It gives us some hope, but not everybody is as lucky.