Having plenty of home security options to choose from is very important. This is because your home is your most valuable investment, so keeping it safe should be one of your highest priorities as a homeowner, first time or not.
Please remember that these security options should be considered in addition to insurance policies for your home and the things inside of it, and not in lieu of them.
Install a Home Alarm System
This is the easiest of the home security options to decide on. However, there are many different options depending on what you would like.
You can have professionals come out and install the system for you, or you can go with a more DIY option. If you are interested in more maximum coverage, you can also make sure that the system picks up open windows as well as doors.
It’s also important to consider your company’s response to suspicious activity. Do they notify you right away? Do they call you and ask for a password? Do they call the police immediately?
You need to consider what you would prefer when choosing from the many different home security options.
Choose Your Community with Care
When you choose your home, be sure to choose an area with full service fire, rescue, and police services that are readily available. To avoid being caught off guard in case of an emergency, be sure to learn the proper protocol for contacting each agency ahead of time.
It’s also worth it to get to know your neighbors. This way, you can always have an extra set of eyes on your property, especially when you are away. If you feel like it’s needed, you can also form a neighborhood watch.
Bank on Ferocious Fido
Often, having a “beware of dog” sign on your home can work wonders, even if the Golden Retriever waiting inside is more likely to eagerly show an intruder to the valuables rather than defend the family home.
Even so, that signage coupled with a dog that has been well trained is often a large deterrent to potential thieves, if only because of the ruckus a barking dog causes.
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