>> Wednesday, April 23, 2014
While no home or business is going to be 100 percent protected from a break-in, there are many things people can do to protect their properties. For homeowners, easy things you can do include installing double locks on all doors, locking screen doors, locking windows and keeping them down, and discouraging thieves by keeping blinds and curtains closed - after all, if a thief can't see what's in your house, he or she will be less likely to break in. Also, strongly consider installing a home security system. By securing your home with an alarm system, you'll be reducing the chances that your home is broken into. Furthermore, many alarm systems can provide other valuable services which can further protect your home - such as immediately dispatching fire rescue if a fire alarm is triggered; or dispatching rescue services if someone in the home presses a medical panic button.
Additional services a home security monitoring service and system can provide include:
Monitoring for fire or carbon monoxide. Fire can spread quickly and cause thousands of dollars in damage; but carbon monoxide can often kill faster than the smoke from a fire will. Carbon monoxide is completely odorless, so without an alarm there is no way of knowing that your home is filling with it until you become ill - and by then it might be too late. Choose an alarm system that includes alarms for both fire and carbon monoxide. Entry & Exit tracking: Want to know who's coming and going? For home businesses especially, keeping track of how many times entrances are used can help you manage employee theft or fraud related to logged hours. Monitoring for water spills: If you have a large water tank or a spa or in-ground pool, leaks are a very real concern. Some alarm systems can provide monitoring that will alert you if a water spill is detected.
With many versatile alarm systems available, and 24/7 monitoring available for all types of alarm systems, there's no reason why you shouldn't act now to protect your home or business.