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Do You Have an Effective Home Security Plan?

Thursday, August 13, 2020   /   by Sonya Reiselt

Do You Have an Effective Home Security Plan?

65474548_s.jpgHow secure is your home in Beaufort County? This isn't a question that's meant to scare you, but it's a question every home owner should ask. 3.7 million home robberies happen every year. And of those break-ins, only 17% had some sort of security. Having an effective home security strategy will protect you and your family whether or not you're home. Do you have any security features in place to protect you and your family in case of a break-in or other emergency?

If your home doesn't have any security features, here are some effective ones that you should consider:

1. A security system.

It's a general fact in most places that when the number of home security systems increase in an area, the number of home invasions decrease. And this not just for the homes with systems, but for the whole neighborhood.

There is, of course, many types of home security systems to choose from, and way to many to list here. You should look for a system that allows you to use the latest technology to monitor and control you home from a smart device. In addition to protecting your home from break-ins, a home security system can also protect your family of there's a fire or medical emergency.

2. Smart locks.

Smart locks are a logical addition to any home security scheme. They will allow keyless entry to your home using a phone or a key fob. They make it convenient to secure your home if you have guests who need access. You can also set time periods where access is given or denied.

With a smart lock, you don't have to hide the key under the mat or leave it with neighbors. You should look for a security system that works with smart locks. The combination of the two will make your life more secure and convenient.

3. Smart lights.

Another advantage of using smart devices to secure your home is that they can work with smart lights. Smart lights will let you turn on and off your lights while you're away, giving the appearance that someone is home.

Most break-ins occur when you’re away from home, so being able to trick would-be-burglars into believing you’re home by randomly turning on different lights and turning off others via your phone is a great way to keep your home safer. You can add smart lights in with a security system that has this feature.

4. Security cameras.

Security cameras are an affordable and powerful tool, as they help the police solve crimes, they deter crimes, and give you peace of mind. Modern security cameras can be used remotely with your cell phone and record footage for review later. And if you're on a budget, you can usually start with just one or two, and add more later. One is better than none.

Security cameras are great features to add to any home, and security system services often have cameras available as part of their home security packages.

We are living in times that are getting more concerning. By having an effective security setup in your home, you can have a measure of peace and security in your home and life.

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