Posts Tagged ‘home security’
Home security is becoming more important to homeowners as incidents of home invasion and home burglary happen more frequently. There is anecdotal evidence to show that home burglary is on the rise. Just look at your local TV station news every night. There’s almost always a story about a home burglary or home invasion.
Some police officials state that because of the poor economy, more people are turning to burglary. Burglary is a low risk high reward enterprise. But there are some things that scare burglars away. That’s why security gadgets and security devices are selling more than ever before. They are a cheap way to improve home defense. Read the rest of this entry »
It is absolutely no secret that home burglars are looking for items that are easy to sell in pawn shops. That’s why computers, jewelry, and handguns are the three biggest targets for home burglars. They are easy to carry out of the home and easy to sell in pawn shops or the black market.
The two biggest threats to keeping your firearms secure in your home is home burglary and secondly, keeping them out of reach of small children.
Aside from burying your handguns in the backyard the best thing you can do from a home security point of view and a child safety point of view is to get some gun safes. The best ones are a sure way to prevent them from being taken in a home burglary. Hidden safes use the time-tested theory of hiding things in plain sight. That is why they are so effective. It is a proven fact that burglars spend less than 6 minutes in the home so if they don’t find what they are looking for right away they leave. Read the rest of this entry »
Vandalism is “willful or malicious destruction or defacement of public or private property.”
According to statistics from the Bureau of Justice, graffiti is still the most common type of vandalism. It does billions of dollars in damage every year and contributes to the poor financial condition of almost every major city in the country. Most “taggers” as they are called are males between the ages of 12 and 21 who belonged to a gang.
If graffiti is removed within 24 to 48 hours, that is key to successful prevention. When it comes to home security, vandalism to your car or home is more the issue. What may seem like a slight “key” job is major car vandalism.
Nothing can devalue your home faster than graffiti or vandalism to your home or in your neighborhood. Defacing private property is another low risk crime-right up there with home burglary. Read the rest of this entry »
It is no secret that the best way to learn something is to learn from the best. It doesn’t matter what you’re learning-a new skill, a new language, a new job-absolutely anything. Always learn that skill from someone who really knows what they’re doing.
In this case we are talking about burglary prevention as part of home security. And who better to learn it from than a professional burglar. Recently, a man who was believed to have done as many as 70 home burglaries made a list of tips to prevent burglary for police to pass on to home owners. He was caught in the United Kingdom but the principles are the same here.
Here are some statistics that might get your attention. One out of every six homes is burglarized. A burglary happens every 15 seconds. The value of goods stolen from a home in the average home burglary is over $1700 with an average of another $1700 in damage done to the home during the burglary. Read the rest of this entry »
With home burglary and home invasions making the news almost every day, homeowners are justifiably concerned about their own safety and security. There is a physical loss of an average of $1700 from each home burglary. There is another average of $1700 worth of damage done to the home. That pales in comparison to the psychological damage done to the homeowner and his family. It is a feeling of violation that lasts for years.
And yet it seems so simple to take some proactive steps to prevent home burglary. For example, nearly 90% of all home burglaries occur through doors and windows that are not locked. So doesn’t it make sense to start by locking them? Home security for many can be very simple. But homeowners are sometimes lazy and don’t take any preventative measures. Read the rest of this entry »
Home burglary is as popular as ever. As a matter of fact it is one of the few areas of crime that has steadily shown an increase in the last couple of years. Many people think that is because of the economy. When the economy is bad people start doing desperate things, and home burglary is a crime of desperation for many.
Home burglary is a low risk crime because homeowners don’t pay that much attention to their own home security and home protection. If a burglar gets caught, the penalties are insignificant. So the bad guys think that it is worth the risk to steal things from people’s homes to put food on their table or buy drugs. Read the rest of this entry »
Most locksmith companies offer a variety of services anywhere from commercial, industrial, automotive, and residential. Locksmiths are most commonly used for residential services; which means they service houses, apartments, co-ops, condos, brownstones, bungalows, lofts, and mansions. Like most people, our home is our most valuable possession, and aside from that, it generally guards the rest of our most valuable possessions! So with that being said, it is important to make sure that your home has top notch security in your house so that you feel well protected. Most professional locksmiths are able to provide your residence with locks that have upgraded security to that of which usually comes with a home. They can even install keypad locking mechanisms as to where a code is needed to actually get through the door. This is definitely something to be considered if you have a family, are out of town often, have a lot of valuable things in your home, or simply want to feel more secure in your home. Most locksmith companies offer free security audits to your home as well, so it might be a good idea to call around and take advantage of that if you are interested in upgrading your home security. Read the rest of this entry »
Keeping a home secure with alarms, cameras, reliable locks, and other security systems is a common practice, and the value of installing quality security products is sure to be enjoyed both at home and when owners are away. Supplementing a good basic security system with seasonal security considerations is also important, however, and can make a home safer and more hospitable throughout the year. As the weather changes, different aspects of a home may present unexpected security risks, and responding to these with effective products and practices is essential for a home that can stand up to potential thieves, minimize potential damage, and keep occupants and visitors safe. By implementing a range of season-conscious security measures, homeowners can improve the value of their properties and achieve greater peace of mind, no matter what the weather brings. Read the rest of this entry »
Home security has become very high tech recently. This easy to use equipment means that video surveillance systems can be very easily set up in a matter of hours, so that you and your home are protected. If you choose to install video security systems in your home, you have distinct advantages over homeowners who don’t choose this kind of protection, for several reasons:
They can deter crime
It’s relatively well known that the simple presence of a video surveillance camera on your property can deter criminals from trying to commit crimes around or even in your home. Criminals are much less likely to try to commit a crime when they see that they’re being watched and recorded; because these security systems can actually record crimes as they happen, they provide strong evidence for a conviction. Smart criminals know to simply stay away and not get into trouble on your property. Read the rest of this entry »
Window security locks are your first defense against burglary. Today, you have to ensure that your home and/or business is safe from intruders, probably more than ever before. The economy is weak and so, crime is up. This said, criminals will try to break into your home or business through its easiest means -windows. It only makes sense that your locks should be as strong as possible.
Read on to learn how you can make sure your existing window security locks are up to par, and if not, how to find ones that will truly defend your home or business against intrusion. Read the rest of this entry »