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Improving Your Home Security with Outdoor Lighting

Improving Your Home Security with Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting can be an effective way to enhance your home security. When a home is properly lit, it can discourage break-ins from potential intruders. A well-lit home minimizes spots where intruders could hide and overall increases your safety.

Here are a few ways you can step your lighting game.

1. Choose the Right Lights

There is a variety of lighting equipment available, figuring out the right one for your home is a necessity. It’s important to do your research and figure out what works best for your protection.

  • Lamp posts
  • Mounted lights
  • Landscape lights

2. Place Strategically

It’s important that after deciding what lighting equipment works best for your home, you decide where to place the lights. The number one thing you want to consider when choosing where to place your lights, is to examine where a burglar could easily hide in the event of a break-in.

Places to consider:

  • Shrubs, tall trees and garden areas.
  • Sheds.
  • Dark spots where lights couldn’t reach.

3. Keep Lights Up to Date

Making sure your lights are working properly is another necessity. In the event that a burglar is trying to break into your home, having your lights up to date lessens the chance of a burglar being able to hide.

Upgrading To A Door Bell Camera

Upgrading To A Door Bell Camera

A smart door bell camera is part of innovative technology that takes securing your home to the next level. With a smart door bell camera, you have access to your home at all times. Not only does a front door bell camera give you access to your home at all times, but it is wildly convenient to every homeowner.

1. It is an excellent visual deterrent.
A front door bell camera is an excellent way to keep your home safe. Burglars will think twice about attempting to break into your home when they realize that your home is equipped with external smart devices. Burglars aim for homes that are easy targets. Upgrading your regular door bell to a front door bell camera doesn’t just turn the burglars away, but captures a visual representation of a suspected burglar in the area.

2. Say hello, you’re on camera!
Perhaps you’re away from your home or just in the kitchen cooking dinner, your front door bell camera will give you access to any visitor that is stopping by your home. With access from your smart device, you are able to check on who is at your front door at all times.

3. It provides valuable footage.
In the event that a package delivered was taken or an attempt to break-in to your home occurs, you have the footage to alert the authorities of the situation. In the instance of an event like this taking place, your footage will give the local authorities a visual representation of someone to look out for.

A smart door bell camera is the perfect device to upgrade your home to the modern security protection that it needs. With added protection and convenience, a front door bell camera should be on every homeowner’s list of of necessities.

Do I Really Need an Alarm System?

Do I Really Need an Alarm System?

When we think of a home security system, the first thing we think about is how home security systems provide protection from burglars. Although this is accurate, the reality is that home security systems do more than just protect your home from break-ins.

On a daily basis, the U.S. fire departments respond to an average of one home fire every 88 seconds. When your home security system is attached to your fire alarm, in the instance of a fire happening in your home, the alarm will sound. Not only will the fire alarm notify you, but alert the fire department as well. When your fire alarm is attached to your home security system you are more likely to increase your chances of saving the lives in your home and your personal belongings.

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, tasteless gas that when inhaled can be fatal. Each year it is estimated that 430 people die from accidental CO poisoning and approximately 50,000 people visit the ER with accidental CO poisoning. Like a fire alarm, if carbon monoxide sensors are added to your home security system, and carbon monoxide is detected in your home, the authorities are notified and help is on the way immediately.

Lastly, home security systems give you the peace of mind that everyone deserves. With ever-changing technology, we now have the opportunity to monitor our homes 24/7 whether we are present or not from our smartphone devices. We can go about our daily lives when we have the reassurance that our family, pets, and personal belongings are safe in our homes.

 
“Fire Facts.” Fire Prevention Week (FPW), www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Campaigns/Fire-Prevention-Week/Fire-Facts.

“CDC Features.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 21 Jan. 2019, www.cdc.gov/features/copoisoning/index.html.

8 Tips To Keep Your Home Safe During The Summer

8 Tips To Keep Your Home Safe During The Summer

      1.- Don’t open the door for strangers. When you’re home alone, avoid opening the door for people you don’t know. If someone happens to stop by, instead of simply ignoring them, tell them through the door that you are not interested.
      2.- Use outdoor lighting. Investing in high quality sensors for the outdoors can illuminate a burglar in the middle of the night and scare them away.
      3.- Ask neighbors for assistance. If you’re heading out of town for vacation, it’s important to let your neighbors know beforehand. They can assist in helping retrieve mail and checking for any suspicious activity. That way, in the event that they happen to notice anything suspicious, they will alert you and the police.
      4.- Keep up with your lawn. Always make sure to cut your grass and trim your hedges before going out of town. Shrubs can give burglars a place to hide and tall grass indicates that you may not be home.
      5.- Leave your vehicle at home. If you’re heading out of town via airplane, take an Uber or Lyft to the airport. When people pass by your house they will always assume someone is home with the cars in the driveway.
      6.- Hide your spare key. Leaving a spare key outside your home gives direct access to a burglar who may be trying to enter in.
      7.- Lock your windows and doors. It’s important to check every window and door before going to bed or leaving the house. An unsecured window or door gives open access to a burglar.
      8.- Invest in home security. A home security system doesn’t just alert the authorities right away, but intimidates a burglar. A home security system will give you the proper peace of mind whenever you are away from your house.
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