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Protect Yourself from Burglars
For most families, summertime is vacation time. It is also a busy time of year for burglars and thieves who seek out homes and properties that are vacant while the family is away. According to FBI statistics, more home burglaries take place in July and August than any other months of the year. So before packing up your family for your next vacation, take the time to evaluate your home’s security.
Most experts recommend that if you don’t own a home security system, you should invest in one; and if you already have one, make sure it’s updated to take advantage of the latest technology. For example, the most dependable security systems now run on wireless technology, which can protect a house even during power outages, if the phone line is cut, and even if the Internet is down. Employing a system enabled by wireless technology assures the homeowner that if the alarm is tripped, a signal is immediately transmitted to the central monitoring station.
Strategically placed motion detectors in the house as well as around the property outside can be an effective deterrent. Concentrate on areas that can use extra security such as back doors, garage entrances, windows into children’s bedrooms and gates.
Criminals Catching Up with Outdated Technology
In the past, many thieves got around a security system by using a crash and smash attack, which is where they destroy the security panel before it has time to send a signal to the security company. But now technology has advanced to the point where the system can actually detect a crash and smash attack and alert the security company that one is in progress. The same technology also reduces the chances of false alarms.
Digital technology gives homeowners even more control over their security systems. Many security companies offer mobile phone apps for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry, which can view activity history at a property. Apps can also be used to control lights, locks, and adjust thermostats.
No house, new home or preexisting, is 100 percent burglar proof. But thieves are typically criminals who gravitate towards targets that offer the least resistance. Investing in an updated security system can greatly help to keep your home, property, and family safer, and give you greater peace of mind.
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