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Different ways to protect your house and family from burglary

By Annphilip Subscribe to RSS | March 16th 2012 | Views:
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Your home is one of your most valuable assets. Home is undeniably at risk from issues ranging from theft to natural calamities. So it is natural that you want to protect it in all the ways. According to a report from the U.S department of Justice, American houses are victims of burglary at every 15 seconds. The law and order department of America stated that more than 2 million residential burglaries are happening in America every year. The thieves not only steal electronic goods and jewels, but also take those things that are sentimentally attached to you.

Due to residential burglaries a typical house owner suffers a loss of more than $2,000 each year. As no one was able to overcome recession still, minority are trying certain illegal ways to collect money. Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States. If you don’t protect your personal information and financial records in a proper way, tomorrow thefts will use it in an illegal way. Though we cannot prevent natural calamities, we can avoid burglars from entering our house by giving little attention to security.

There are measures to protect your house and family from external intruders. By adopting some steps that we are going to discuss now, you can protect your house for some extent.

Appointing a security guard- If you can afford paying to a security guard, then this is the best option to protect your house and valuable things. But we should be careful while choosing a guard. You should contact a reputed security agency. If they suggest a person, then it is your duty to track the security guard’s earlier work records. As today’s world is not allowing anyone to blindly believe in others, it is better to have an eye on the security guards movements, his punctuality, obedience and sincerity. You should always remember that placing trust in wrong person can be fatal to you.

Get a home security system- Installing a home security system in your house can protect your valuable things. Home security not only lies with the theft security but also includes alarm systems like fire and smoke detection alarms, video surveillance, sound detection and burglary actions. Two types of alarm systems are available in markets. They are wired home security system and wireless home security system. A standard home security system is wired. But people think that wireless security system is the better form of security system as it has improved technology. Wireless security system works on radio frequency waves. The system is designed in such a way that it has special sensors to sense the movements and to immediately alert about the unauthorized entry to the control unit. The control unit will notify the owner by sending certain specific signals.

When traditional home security system will consume lot of time in installation procedures, wireless home security system as is easy to install. Moreover, we can shift the wireless home alarm system equipment wherever we want without much difficulty. That is why more and more people are asking for wireless home security system. Some of the modern home security systems available in the market come with additional features like informing to the nearby police station, in case of theft or fire.

Secure your windows – Whenever you go out it is good to check your windows. Because broken windows or open windows are invitation to burglars. If there are any broken or cracked windows, it is better to repair or replace the windows.

A detailed inventory of your valuable goods – It is always advisable to maintain a list of valuable items with you. The list will help you to inform the police and insurance company about the valuable things in your house and the importance of protecting them.

Annphilip - About Author:
Ann is a freelancer. She is interested in writing articles about home related matters. As protection of the house is the primary concern, alarms from Home Security can be a better bet.

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