Home security is a very important aspect of being a homeowner. It’s the thing that stands between your family and the elements that would seek to do them harm in your home sweet home.
Security might seem like an overwhelming endeavor, and we here at SMS Security have trouble with it on occasion. We’re not afraid to admit that; after all, what’s the point of all those security expos and conventions? They’re there so that people can share what they’ve learned in order to further develop the home security industry.
In the spirit of sharing knowledge, we here at SMS Security have some tips for you homeowners looking to get a bit security for their homes.
It’s no false alarm.
Alarm systems are the some of the most common methods of home protection, and for very good reason: they work. They immediately inform the authorities and you if anything undesired intrudes on your home. If nothing else, burglars are so afraid of them that they avoid them like the plague.
Where are the wires?
Any burglar looking to intrude on a home will immediately go for the electrical system, attempting to disable whatever home security system you have. As such, it’s wise to keep the wiring hidden, as having them out in the open makes them vulnerable.
Is the first thing burglars ask when targeting a house. Of course, there are times when you have to leave the house unoccupied, so what do you do in such a scenario? Simple. Make it look like your house is occupied. Things like automatic timers help a lot with this.
The cover of darkness is a burglar’s best friend. They want to go in, get the valuable stuff and get out, without anyone knowing they were ever there. As such, they’ll avoid brightly lit areas, even going after the wires for the lighting, if needed. Lights with infrared detectors turn on automatically whenever someone steps foot in its zone, which, when put in the entry points of a house, can shine the (semi-)metaphorical spotlight on any would-be burglar.
How’s the windows?
A common gag in sci-fi is someone calling or considering windows a structural weakness. For houses, they are a weakness: a security weakness. They’re one of the most common entry points for burglars, and, as such, it’s prudent to reinforce them. Small panes or burglar-resistant glass are both viable options.