When having your security system installed, be sure that the exterior of your house is free from clutter. Many criminals will use objects in your yard as a place to hide and monitor the times you enter and leave the home. Removing the external clutter around your home will remove these natural hiding places.
A basic set up would consist of a series of door and window sensors, interior motion detector and a central control keypad panel. The control panel is usually hooked up to a monitoring service that can alert the authorities in the event of a break in. The monitoring service usually costs around .00- .00 per month depending on the type of system installed.
Consider also having a dog. They are perfect for being a companion pet as well as a protection dog. At least you can rely on them to guard your house from intruders. As long as they have proper dog obedience training, they can be useful to detect suspicious activities and burglars. More importantly, they will keep your home safe and prevent break-ins.
How expansive is the system’s coverage? Motion detectors will activate the alarm when your house is entered by intruders. That is a staple of all quality Home Security tool. But what about the silent killers? The best of the best offer services that can detect leaking carbon monoxide, as well as heat levels when a fire is about to begin. For an elderly family member, the option to call the security company from any place in the home will provide a level of protection you should definitely consider.
Thankfully, a lot of the time when a boyfriend sees that you have taken this much trouble they will leave you alone. Having a support system of family and friends make it hard for ex-boyfriends to stick around. Do not isolate yourself from others.
Get referrals. It is highly advisable that you get referrals for home cover companies, from friends, relatives and co-workers. It is highly unlikely that such people would lead you astray, which will boost your chance of finding a policy with lower premiums. So get as many referrals as possible before choosing a company. Good advice can lead to lower home insurance!
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.
1) Deterring would-be thieves. This is accomplished with motion-sensor lights that come on if anything moves within the perimeter. Having a system that alternates lights on and off within the house when no one is there is another deterrent.