Unfortunately in society today, some people feel it necessary to violate other people’s trust by breaking into their homes and stealing their belongings. This happens to thousands of people each year. If this has happened to you, or someone you know, consider getting a home security service.
ID Theft. The largest increase of identity theft is due to online shopping; however, it is not occurring online as most people think. Because credit card companies are so acute about education customers about online theft, people are very aware of the dangers. There is an added danger in identity theft from notices received in your mailbox, credit card offers, mailing payments, and trash. Be sure to shred everything you don’t need and take extra precaution protect your private documents within your house with security alarms.
What would you think if a security company knocked on your door and said “Hey, we were in the neighbourhood and saw your house. We think you need a 24 hr Security service and we are happy to provide that to you for FREE!” Would you trust them with access to your home? Would you trust that their service is legitimate?
Participate in community watch programs. If there is any thing such as community watch program in your locality, do take active part in it. This way your neighbors can keep a watch on your property in your absence and vice versa. This would definitely cut down a lot of crime.
Brinks is one the most popular companies around for security systems. They make comparing home security systems very easy with their home security check list. There is also another company called ADT. They are now offering Safewatch Videoview that you can watch from you home or around the world. And like most other home security systems they also offer Identity theft protection and are now offering Home Health security services for Seniors.
A well-planned system of lighting. Keeping the area around your home well-lit will be an essential on any home security plan checklist. If you are often out of your house at night, you can expect the lights to make it difficult on anyone trying to get close to your house and get a read on its contents, or see whether or not it is occupied. Keeping interior lights programmed on a timer is another way to keep prowlers at bay.
Get the info on testing and set up a schedule. Many owners of home alarm systems aren’t 100% clear about how testing works. For this reason, horror stories about paying for service families are not getting continue to pop up. Break down what needs to be done to test your alarm and coordinate some tests with your monitoring service provider. Unless you know how your system works (and that it is working at all), you are not going to get the most of your alarm and thus get less for your money.