Thursday, November 1, 2012

Working Moms and Home Security

More mothers are going out to work today than at any time in the past, and increasingly their homes can fall victim to crime. It is, more often than not, a person from your own locality that is likely to burgle your home that someone from outside your neighborhood. Working moms and parents alike need to protect themselves and their homes from potential dangers.

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Your home is less likely to be a target for a burglar if you have a home security system in place, and you have had a locksmith fit all your doors with appropriate locks. Windows should also be locked whichever floor of a building you live on. Locksmiths are usually happy to give advice about the types of lock you need, so make sure you have a good one come to your home and fit the best locks for your home. This is your first step towards home security, and then when you have installed a security system, you may need a lock on your alarm system panel.

You will need to decide what type of system you need to protect your home and of course, there are many websites which can supply you with the information you need. You may have an alarm system, but perhaps it is antiquated and you need to upgrade it.

Check the doors and windows and think about how secure they are. You should have strong doors and be able to see who is at your door without them being able to see you. This gives you added security, and if you go to the door and don’t see anyone there, don’t open it. Take your cell phone with you and have the emergency police number (for example 911) ready to call.

You will need to have a heavy chain on your door so that if you do feel the need to open the door a potential burglar is not able to force an entry.

If you have a garden or driveway you may wish to install an outdoor lighting system, which turns itself on if someone is on the driveway. Burglars tend not to want to be caught in floodlights. Also you should check out your garden and cut back any bushes which are close to windows, as well as tree branches which are close to windows. You don’t want to make it easy for an intruder to break in.

If you have a basement door with an entrance from your garden, then you should make this especially burglar-proof with strong locks.

When you have installed a home security system don’t give the codes to others and don’t store them in an obvious way in your cell phone or other mobile device. If these are stolen and the thief knows where you live, your security system will be jeopardized.

Home security systems are well worth the expense for your peace of mind and the safety of your property as well as your personal safety. If you are a DIY enthusiast you can save money by installing a home alarm system yourself. Don’t delay protect your home today.

Katt Winson is an experienced and talented content writer who loves to write about a wide variety of technology, health, insurance, etc. She is also contributing author of Bellevue locksmith website.


Odessa Hanton said...

“Home security systems are well worth the expense for your peace of mind and the safety of your property as well as your personal safety.” You’re absolutely right! Security systems may be expensive, but your personal belongings and the life of your family are much more valuable than anything in this world. So don’t ever compromise when it comes to their protection, and get a security alarm system. Sometimes the simple act of warning an intruder that you know of his or her actions is enough to deter him or her from continuing with the act.