Does Your Home Security Plan Include A Safe Room? Part I

November 7, 2009 by admin  
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pic-of-action-plan-8-19-08rDo you have a plan of action in the event you are a victim of a home burglary or violent home invasion robbery while at home?  I would venture to say that most people don’t!  It is a good idea to have a Home Security Plan that includes a Safe Room in case someone forcibly enters your home while you and your family are there.  The general intent of a safe room is to provide short-term protection for you and family members until the police arrive or the attackers leave your home.

It is a fact of life today that burglaries, home intrusions, home invasions, and kidnappings are happening at an alarming rate.  We are all encouraged to have a Personal Plan of Action in case we are attacked on the street but we sometimes forget to have a well-thought out plan for some sort of attack in our home.

Home intruders want what you have - MONEY!

Right now times are tough.  The economy is in the tank and people are out of work, losing jobs each and every day, and drug-related crimes are on the rise.  Flat out – CRIMINALS WANT WHAT YOU HAVE – and that’s your MONEY!!  And criminals will take it from you easily or with violent force if they have to.  You need to be prepared and make sure that you aren’t the recipient of this violent force.

Are you a “high risk” individual who may become a potential target of a home invasion robbery, a kidnapping, or a home burglary?  There are many professional criminals, thug gangs, or desperate home intruders who may find it “easy” to target a bank executive or manager, high profile personalities, or executives of local businesses.  If you fall into a high risk category or profile, one of your first priorities should be to ensure you have a well-protected home with a quality security system and a designated Safe Room within your home to retreat to.   

The very thought that someone would forcibly enter your home while you and your family members are there means the intruder(s) is serious about robbing your home either of your possessions, valuables, money, or worse yet - kidnapping.   When you are face to face with the intruders and can identify them means there is a possibility you may be harmed or even killed. 

The typical way criminal intruders will enter a home is violently right through the front door in teams of 2/3/4 at a time may.  Once inside and after apprehending family members some intruders have been known to take an adult family member to the local ATM machine and have them withdraw money from a credit card and/or a bank account.
Hopefully this situation will never happen to you, but in today’s violent crime ridden society my suggestion would be to take every precaution you can to prevent this crime from ever happening to your family.  Be proactive by having and following a home security plan of action.

You may want to implement optimum perimeter protection strategies for the perimeter of your home - i.e. stronger doors, ultimate deadbolts, solid door frames, windows, etc.  This will make it much more difficult for just a swift kick or a 250 lb shoulder to force in your front door.  

Do you have an Early Alert Warning System covering your outside perimeter?  Wouldn’t you want to know ahead of time that you have unwanted visitors at your front door, back door, or garage entry area?  A   Voice Alert System will let you know when someone is within a certain radius of your home where you have designated outdoor sensors set up.   You might also include an outdoor video surveillance cameras and monitor these cameras with an indoor monitor or via your cell phone or computer.
Where is the best location for your Safe Room?

The Safe Room that is part of your home security plan is a defensive core area of your home that is most likely the safest place for you and other family members to escape to in a home break-in or home invasion.  It is vital that you plan ahead of time what you and other family members will do in this situation.  If a break-in occurs while you and your family are home try to remain calm and retreat to your safe room, lock the door, and call the police for help.

The room you select may be the main bedroom in your home.  (Or it couldcw-solid-core-door-safe-roomr be a main bathroom or closet location).  Whatever location you decide, check the doors to this room for strength and ability to withstand a major kick or forced entry.  Believe me it will be the intent of the intruders to find you.  These doors, like your main entry door, should be solid hardwood or metal core doors and should be hung so they open outward.  Replace the wooden doorjamb with a steel one or reinforce the door trim with steel angle iron to prevent the door from being kicked open.  On wood door jams, install three-inch screws in the door hinges and in the heavy-duty, four-screw, lock strike plates that cut deep into the doorframe studs.

The interior doors in most homes are flimsy, hollow-core wood doors so you will most likely need to upgrade these doors.  You will also want to install quality deadbolt locks on the doors to your safe room.

If you have young children, infants or toddlers you may want to make their room the safe room.  It will be easier for you or other adults to retreat to the children’s room rather than to get the children out of their room and into yours.  You should follow the same instructions on their doors if you select your child’s room as the safe room.

If you are in the process of building your home and want to include a professionally designed Safe Room, you may want to check with companies who specialize in “Safe Room” construction.  Depending upon your level of safe room protection they can provide a solid construction with reinforced walls and doors that can effectively stop bullets, incorporate a ventilation system, and provide a much more detailed and indepth level of protection. 

Read Part II - Suggestions for your Home Security Safe Room Plan

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How Could This Business Break-In Have Been Prevented?

November 3, 2009 by admin  
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How could this business have prevented this burglary?  This is really an easy break-in for the would-be burglar.  Many businesses just like this one have a glass front door with no protection other than a contact sensor on the door (if they have protection at all).

If the burglar breaks the glass out and walks through without opening the door, they won’t activate the alarm system unless there is a motion detector focused in the direction of the door.

Video Courtesy of YYJTimes Columnist

Here are a few suggestions to prevent this type of burglary from happening to your business:

1.  Install a business security system with a contact sensor on the door, a room glassbreak detector, and a motion detector. 

2.  Install ShatterGard Security Window Film on the glass.  This window film offers an impenetrable shield on the inside glass which is almost impossible to get break through.

3.  Add a video surveillance camera system with an alert notification to the business owner’s computer or cell phone of this type of activity.  You can view the event in real time potentially alerting police or authorities to your business location.  Or at least you have a description of the burglar for the police.

4.  Set up The Electronic Watchdog near the entry door.  The watchdog unit can see through thick doors, walls and glass.  Once the watchdog senses someone outside the alert sound is of an angry and protective watchdog.  Noise is a deterrant and most intruders don’t want to have to deal with a ferocious dog.  CLICK HERE for more info.

5.  Install some type of blinds on the door to prevent anyone from seeing inside the office.  All the valuables were left out in plain view - very tempting to a burglar.

6.  Place your security system window decal near the door handle.  This will let the intruder know your business is protected by a security alarm system.  Good chance they may look for an easier business location to break into.

Holiday Promotion - The Voice Alert System

November 2, 2009 by admin  
Filed under Home Security Headline News

Are you ready for the Holiday Season?  Start now by protecting your home and family with an early alert warning system.  We are offering a Holiday Promotion discount on  The Voice Alert System - an early alert warning system - that can provide a tremendous amount of peace of mind for you and your family during the holiday season and thereafter.

The Voice Alert System - normally priced at $149.95 is being offered thru 12/31/09 for $124.00That’s a $25.95 discount.

Have you installed a home security system?  If not, my suggestion is to install a home security system and The Voice Alert System.  Both are early alert warning systems designed to alert you (the homeowner) to an intrusion, alert the intruder (with a loud alarm), and alert your monitoring company to dispatch the police to your home.  Don’t become a    3:00 a.m. victim in your own home with an intruder standing above you!

The Voice Alert System holiday promotion is good thru 12/31/09.  Order Today!

Would you like to be alerted when …

Cars are coming up the driveway • Children go inside your tool shed • Intruders approach the front or backyard • Someone enters your garage • Visitors are walking to the front door • Your parked boat or motor home has been boarded • Kids or pets are trampling your flowers…

then you need the Voice Alert System-6.

Ground Shipping is FREE (Continental USA orders only) if you order a minimum of $100.00 from our web site.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Voice Alert System-6 is a new annunciator system featuring wireless PIR sensors transmitters and a remote receiver/speaker base unit. Users record their own alert messages and are then notified with their own voice message when activity in a monitored area is detected. Key applications include:
• Wireless Driveway Alarm
• Residential and Small Business Security
• Child Monitoring and Pool Safety
• Home Automation

System-6 allows a maximum of six user recorded messages. Each message is specific to one zone. For instance, zone one could be for a driveway alarm -“Car coming up the driveway” while zone two could be for a sensor monitoring the back yard- “Alert! Child by the pool!” Perhaps a third sensor guards a side entrance against intruders. However, when this PIR detects movement, the base unit plays “Intruder on patio” and triggers a floodlight using one of four relays included on the base unit. System-6 can monitor all three zones simultaneously and still have three additional zones available when needed. Users can alter their messages and place the wireless sensors wherever they wish.

Voice Alert System-6 sets up in minutes and can be completely customized to fit their individual needs. The wireless PIRs feature: all weather protection, adjustable mounting and sensitivity, and can send a signal 300 feet through walls and up to 1000 feet in open space.

“Originally I had doubts about a ‘wireless’ product, but not anymore! My wife and I love the Voice Alert. It’s so easy to setup and record our own messages. Sometimes we change them for fun, like last Halloween. Now we are notified when someone is coming up our walkway, enters our garage, or comes around the backyard. This is a great product!” — Kent G., Portland, Oregon

You may add transmitters (VA-6000T) to cover as many areas as you want.

Includes the base unit and a wireless sensor.
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Extra Sensors
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Add Extra Sensor(s) $69.95 each

You can change the quantity when you check out if you want more than one.

HOLIDAY PROMOTION - $124.00 (Good Thru 12/31/09)

Be proactive and protect your home and family now!












AAA-Safety - 10/30/09

November 1, 2009 by admin  
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My guest on Lets Talk Home Security, Friday, 10-30-09, was Jack Krohn, President of AAA-Safety First, an online business specializing in personal protection and camera surveillance systems.

Our primary conversation was to learn about web cameras and video surveillance camera systems and how they can keep the homeowner alert to what is going on in and around their home 24/7.

I especially like the fact that the latest webcam/video systems can be set up to allow the homeowner to view each designated cameras using their laptop, computer, or the cell phones.  That is great technology!

To listen in on the interview with Jack Krohn,, click the radio widget below:

Jack indicated he would give a 10% discount off any camera system ordered by just entering the following discount code:  FTV at checkout. 

Here are the links to the camera systems we discussed:

Having a video surveillance camera is just another way of being able to know what is going on in and around your home 24/7 .  A camera system combined with your security system can prove to be a highly effective home security strategy.

If you haven’t already done so, take action and start your home protection today!! 






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