Home Security System - The First Line Of Defense!

January 30, 2010 by admin  
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First Line Of Defense Security Strategies

Have you put up a defensive barrier around your home to keep the criminals, creeps, and home intruders out?   What first line of defense  strategies have you set up to keep your home and family secure and safe?

For thousands of people a home security system with warning signs in both the front and back yards plus window decals that indicate there is a security system is the first line of defense.  The signs and stickers are the first thing a burglar sees from the road or as someone approaches your home.  This can be your first line of defense!

img025-good-house-pic2One of the most prominent things that stand out about this home is the ADT alarm sign right at the front entry area.  Burglars typically want to avoid a home with a sign like this.  “Why jeopardize getting caught when there are much easier homes that don’t have a security system.” A random survey of this neighborhood showed there weren’t many homes with security alarm signs - which make those homes a more vulnerable home burglary target.

Again, when a burglar is randomly looking at homes to break into, one of the first things he looks for is - does the home have a security system? If you have built layers of security protection around your home that includes a security system, your alarm warning sign will be your first line of defense.  Of all the homes in your neighborhood your home will not be that attactive to a burglar.  He will more likely move on to another home - unfortunately to one of the homes with no alarm yard sign!

Why Does A Burglar Look For Homes With No Security Signs?

Why you might ask? Because burglars look  for crimes of opportunity.  An easy home with no security system (signs/decals), perhaps a door or window left unlocked can be an extremely easy opportunity.  Burglars want to be in and out of a home within 5-10 minutes or less.  They know where to go once inside, what to look for, and they don’t want to spend anymore time than necessary.  In and out– that’s the game! They also don’t want to make a lot of noise that will attract attention and alert the police.  Setting off a security system will do just that.

You can make your home less appealing to a burglar by installing a good quality home security system.  By being proactive and protecting your home you can greatly reduce your chances of becoming a home burglary victim!

Protect your home and family today!






Home Invasion Prevention Excerpt

January 24, 2010 by admin  
Filed under Home Security Headline News

HOME INVASION PREVENTION
Learn Why Home Invasion Robberies & Home Burglaries
Are Becoming More and More Prevalent In Our Society
….And What You Can Do To Avoid Being A Victim!

Ways To Avoid Becoming A Victim Of A Home Invasion Robberyebook-cover-home-invasion2-7-27

1. Always be alert and aware of your surroundings.  Sometimes your intuition or instincts will let you know when something isn’t right.  Listen!  When you are out and about be aware if someone – perhaps a stranger - seems to be watching you too closely, seems overly friendly, or way too interested in your personal affairs.  Be aware of any vehicle that you feel is following you a little too closely as you drive home.

2. Install a good quality home security system with 24/7 alarm monitoring. The alarm company will immediately be alerted to any activity from your home and dispatch the police of any type of home burglary or emergency.  There really is no excuse not to protect your home and family with a security system.  Remember the police can’t be everywhere and the security and safety of your home and family is your responsibility.  Be proactive and protect your home.  This will provide tremendous peace of mind and be a huge deterrent to a potential home burglary or home invasion crime.

3. When you pull into your driveway keep your car doors locked and observe if there are strangers around as you pull into the garage. While still in your car, close the garage door and make sure it if fully closed as you exit your vehicle.  It is easy to become overwhelmed with groceries, packages, and work-related items to the point we aren’t paying close attention to what is going on in and around the garage area.

4. When you are at home, be sure to keep all doors and windows locked. If a stranger comes to your door, DO NOT open your door unless you know precisely who it is.  The majority of home invasion robberies happen right through the front door.  A homeowner automatically opens the front door without thinking and is confronted by a violent home intruder.  Make it a habit to ask who is at the front door before opening. You can always communicate through a closed door. You are under no obligation to open your door to anyone – especially strangers.  Ask for identification if it is someone claiming to be from a utility or delivery service company.  Carry your phone and call to confirm their identity or call 911.

5. Join or form a Neighborhood Watch Group where neighbors know each other in the immediate vicinity. Get to know the neighbors across from you. Have a form and get to know your neighbors so you can all watch out for each other.  Go across the street 5 houses to the left and 5 houses to the right and do the same on your side 5-houses to the left and 5-houses to the right.  Then exchange names, phone numbers, addresses, and vehicle types.  Recognize any unfamiliar vehicles especially those driving slowly looking at individual homes.  When you arrive home, if there is an unfamiliar vehicle parked in front of your home with people inside, you should drive on especially if you are the least bit in doubt or have a “gut feeling” that says drive on. (Form attached at the end for neighbor names/addresses).

6. Install an Early Alert Warning System for your home. The Voice Alert System will let you know when someone is on your property and within a specific radius of your home.  Outdoor sensors transmit an alert warning to a voice annunciator inside your home to let you know what area of your property is being breached by potentially unwanted visitors.  Would you like to know well ahead of time that someone is trying to enter your home so you have time to respond?  YES should be your answer!!

7. Have a Home Security Plan of Action that states exactly what you will do to maintain the safety of your home and family. This plan should outline some specific strategies that will help to strengthen the perimeter of your home and outline things that you can do to help provide additional protection for family members if you are involved in a home invasion attack.  The plan may also encourage taking a self-defense and/or personal safety awareness training class.  By learning safety awareness and self-defense techniques and tactics, you will know defensive ways to protect yourself against an attacker whether at home or on the street.

8. Keep some type of personal protection like pepper spray or mace near the front door - easily within reach in case of a forced intrusion. If you have small children, keep it out of reach and away from them.  Some homeowners resort to other non-lethal protection like a TASER or Stun Gun, other homeowners use lethal firearms for their family personal protection.  Be sure to follow local, city, and state laws regarding this protection and always make sure you know how to properly use the personal protection you select.  Keep in mind that the intruder may be armed so use your best judgment on how you will defend yourself.

9. Harden the perimeter of your home with strong doors, windows & deadbolt locks. Make sure to have solid core wood or metal doors for the main entry doors.  Reinforce frames around doors that are older or outdated. Consider upgrading deadbolts and locks to ensure they can provide solid protection in case of a forced intrusion.  If your door gets kicked in with the forced kick of a 250 lb intruder, you want to ensure your deadbolt lock will hold the door in place.  Check our security partners at The Ultimate Lock to see how effective this locking system can be.

10. Be sure to keep trees and shrubs trimmed around your home so you don’t give home intruders an easy place to hide. Adding motion sensor lights around the home can also provide deterrent value.  The best place to install motion sensor lights would be in the front, back, and garage side of the house.  A suggestion would be to have the motion lights connected to a light or lamp inside the home.  That way if the outdoor motion light is activated it also turns a light on inside the house.  This gives the burglar the impression that someone may actually be at home.

Home Security - The Best Glass Protection

January 23, 2010 by admin  
Filed under Home Security Headline News

Optimum Glass Protection & How To Keep Thugs From Breaking Through Sliding Glass Doors & Windows

Here’s A Typical Problem: There are many windows on your main andburglarized-thru-window lower levels that you consider to be vulnerable to a burglary.  On the backside of your home there are (3) sliding glass doors that are concealed from your neighbor’s view.  You have seen on the local news that burglars are easily busting through sliding glass doors when no one is home.  How can you protect your sliding glass doors and windows from home intruders breaking in – whether you have a security system or not?

Solution: The standard recommendation is to install a home security system and protect the glass on the doors and windows with specific sensors.  If you have a security system, a glassbreak detector can sense breaking glass and sound a loud decibel alarm that will alert your alarm company to dispatch the police.  Keep in mind your home location and the time it will take for the police to arrive after being dispatched.  The burglar may be able to get into your home, rob you of your valuables, and be long gone before the police arrive.

Your main goal should be to keep intruders from ever getting into your home.

To make it extremely difficult for the home intruder to get through glass doors or windows, install a security window film that offers optimum glass protection making the glass virtually impenetrable.   Our security resource for quality security window film is ShatterGARD.

Tips On Protecting Glass Slider Doors & Windows

  • As I’ve mentioned many times, having good locks and reinforcement on the windows – such as dowel rods – can make the window extremely difficult to open.  However, if the intruder is determined to break in through the glass, you need to ensure the window is unable to be broken through without setting off an alarm or making it virtually impenetrable to actually getting through.
  • Contact sensors on the window or doors will set off the alarm only when the door/window is opened.  Many burglars do not want to take the time to bust out the glass, clean it out and then crawl through.  This is a very good protection level.
  • A glassbreak detector sets off the alarm when glass is broken and is typically connected to a security alarm system.  However, there are wireless glassbreak sensors that can set off an alarm locally (meaning it is not connected to a 24/7 monitoring company).
  • An optimum protection for glass doors and windows is offered through ShatterGARD security window film.   This company also provides security window film for your vehicle’s glass.  When this window film is applied to the inside glass, it makes it virtually impenetrable to getting through.  Check out the following videos that show how ShatterGARD security window film can protect both your home and your vehicle from break ins and violent carjackings.
  • Don’t forget to install a home security system as your ultimate deterrence to a home burglary or home invasion robbery crime.

Burglarized 4 Times In 13 Months?!?!

January 9, 2010 by admin  
Filed under Home Security Solutions

Spike In Home Burglaries - Courtesy of KXAN.com

The South Bend Tribune did a front page article last week about a homeowner who had been burglarized 4 times in the last 13 months.  Each time she was burglarized she replaced her stolen valuables with “new” stuff.  And guess what happened - NO SECURITY SYSTEM!! The burglars got brand new stuff again!

What would YOU do if you were burglarized after the first time?  Now please tell me you’re smart enough and you care enough about your family to proactively protect them BEFORE a burglary happens!  However, if you have no alarm system or strategic protection set up in your home once you have that first burglary that’s your cue to install a home security system or at least beef up overall protection.

For a homeowner to be burglarized “4″ times and still have no security system - that is plain CRAZY!! There is a desperation among criminals at this particular time that is running rampant.  They are breaking into homes - whether homeowners are there or not - like it’s their job!!  They blatantly come in during the day when people are gone and at night while people are asleep.

The first thing you want to do is realize that no matter where you live crime is nearby - and potentially coming to your home.  The best protection would be to install a quality security system and ensure you have hardened the perimeter of your home making it extremely difficult for an intruder to get through.  One thing to remember - if these lazy bums have to work with any effort to get into your home, they will more than likely leave and go to a much easier home.  Remove the ease and target of opportunity and they will go elsewhere!!

If you leave your doors or windows unlocked, you are only inviting burglars and intruders into your home.  With home burglary crime part of our daily news, you are being irresponsible if you leave doors unlocked when away from home or asleep at night.  Make it a habit not to do that!

Here is a recent article on 7-steps you can take to protect your home and family from becoming a home crime victim:

7-Steps To Protect Your Home Against Burglary/Home Invasion Robbery Crimes

1. Install a good quality home security system with 24/7 alarm monitoring. This should be your #1 “To Do” in order to protect your home.  Set up your security protection to deter intruders.  Make them think twice before selecting your home by initially placing visible alarm yard signs in the front and back areas of your home and put alarm decals on windows.  Your alarm company will be alerted to any type of home intrusion, burglary or emergency and can immediately dispatch the local police.  There really is no excuse not to protect your home and family with a security system.  Remember the police can’t be everywhere and the security and safety of your home and family is your responsibility.  Be proactive and protect your home.  (Get your security system installed and start your peace of mind today - Call 866-755-6137 or CLICK HERE).

2. Harden the perimeter of your home.  Evaluate perimeter doors, windows, and locks.  Make sure to have solid core wood or metal doors for the main entry doors.  Reinforce frames around doors that are older or outdated. Consider upgrading deadbolts and locks to ensure they can provide solid protection in case of a forced intrusion.  If your door gets kicked in with the forced kick of a 250 lb intruder, you want to ensure your deadbolt lock will hold the door in place.  Check our security partners at www.theultimatelock.com to see how effective this locking system can be.  Windows and glass slider doors that are especially vulnerable can have a security window film applied on the inside glass to make it virtually  impenetrable to be broken through in an attack.  Check our security partners at www.shattergard.com.

3. Install an Early Alert Warning System for your home.  The Voice Alert System will let you know when someone is on your property and within a specific radius of your home.  Outdoor sensors transmit an alert warning to a voice enunciator inside your home to let you know what area of your property is being breached by potentially unwanted visitors.  Wouldn’t you like to know well ahead of time that someone is trying to enter your home so you have time to respond?  Go to www.thepersonalsecuritystore.com/voicealert.htm.

4. When you are at home, be sure to keep all doors and windows locked. If a stranger comes to your door, DO NOT open your door unless you know precisely who it is.  The majority of home invasion robberies happen right through the front door.  A homeowner automatically opens the front door without thinking and is confronted by a violent home intruder.  Make it a habit to ask who is at the front door before opening.  You can always communicate through a closed door. You are under no obligation to open your door to anyone - especially strangers.  Ask for identification if it is someone claiming to be from a utility or delivery service company.  Carry your phone and call to confirm their identity or call 911.  We hope to be to provide the Chain Reaction Home System in the near future.

5. Be sure to keep trees and shrubs trimmed around your home so you don’t give home intruders an easy place to hide.  Adding motion sensor lights around the home can also provide deterrent value.  The best place to install motion sensor lights would be in the front, back, and garage side of the house.  A suggestion would be to have the motion lights connected to a light or lamp inside the home.  That way if the outdoor motion light is activated it also turns a light on inside the house.  This gives the real impression to the burglar that someone may actually be at home.

6. When you pull into your driveway keep your car doors locked and observe if there are strangers around as you pull into the garage.  While still in your car, close the garage door and make sure it if fully closed as you exit your vehicle.  It is easy to become overwhelmed with groceries, packages, and work-related items to the point we aren’t paying close attention to what is going on in and around the garage area.

7. Keep some type of personal protection like pepper spray or mace near the front door - easily within reach in case of a forced intrusion. If you have small children, keep it out of reach and away from them.  Some homeowners resort to other non-lethal protection like a TASER or Stun Gun, other homeowners use lethal firearms for their family personal protection.  Be sure to follow local, city, and state laws regarding this protection and always make sure you know how to properly use the personal protection you select.  Keep in mind that the intruder may be armed so use your best judgment on how you will defend yourself. (www.thepersonalsecuritystore.com).

Be proactive and protect your home and family starting today!!

Get an ADT Security system installed for Only $99* (after $200 mail-in cash back rebate) and 24/7 monitoring service by ADT.  Just call 800-699-9238 and give Promotion Code 12590 and a professional security representative can assist you.  Or you can CLICK HERE.Get a copy of the FREE Report “Home Invasion Prevention” @ www.homeinvasionfreereport.com.