Home Security - Safe and Secure at Home

Jack Krohn

Visitors: 137
 1 vote

As recently as 1988 only 7% of homeowners had any kind of alarm system for their home. Now 20.9% of homes have some kind of alarm system according to an Illinois based industry firm “Security Distributing and Marketing". There are several reasons for this increase which we will explore but it seems amazing that more people don't take home invasion more seriously than they do.

In 2004 the Bureau of Justice reported that:

-77% of all crime was property related

-17% of all crime domiciles were violated by a burglar

-85% of all burglaries the offender gained entry into the house or other building.

The very real threat of home invasion is there. Burglary in this country is alive and well. That is in part why more and more homeowners have alarms for their homes. Other reasons are: the value of the home, in 2006 the average cost of a new home will be in the neighborhood of $230,000; and the value of the contents. The contents of homes these days with flat screen TV's, computers, and easy to steal and market items like cell phones, iPods, DVD players, and jewelry makes most homes attractive targets for the average burglar. So why don't more homeowners protect their property?

There are so many options to choose from when it comes to protecting your home that it may be confusing. From very expensive video security systems to dummy security cameras to inexpensive options like self installed alarms for windows and doors, the list is almost endless. Many security companies offer a lot of equipment for virtually nothing but make it up in a large monthly fee.

In the final analysis no matter how much money you spend to have a company watch your property or whatever you do on your own, nothing works as well as a little common sense on your part to make your home safe and secure. Here are some common sense steps to take.

-Make sure windows and doors are secure

-Join or establish a “neighborhood watch" in conjunction with your local police


-Make sure you have good sturdy locks and deadbolts

-Trim hedges and trees that might give an intruder “cover" to enter windows or doors

without being seen

-Put indoor and outdoor lights on a timer set to different times to give the appearance of

occupancy when the property is vacant

Following these simple suggestions can save you a lot of grief and money but cannot provide the level of security most homeowners demand these days to make their homes safe and secure which of course is much more expensive.

Chances are very good that you are reading this because in some way crime has touched your life or you want to be proactive and protect yourself, family, home, or business from the ravages of crime. That is the first step.

NOW the next step is for you to take action TODAY and purchase a surveillance camera. Look at our selection of self defense/ home security products at HTTP://WWW.SECURE-AT.COM/HIDDEN-CAMERAS.HTM and =>http://www.aaa-safetyfirst.com/electronicwatchdog.htm both of which provide real “Security Solutions".

Check out our new website at =>http://www.h-o-m-e-s-e-c-u-r-i-t-y.com


Article Source:

Rate this Article: 
How to Secure Your Home Without Even Installing a Security System
Rated 1.0 / 5
based on 1 vote

Related Articles:

Home Security Alarm Systems - Advanced Features to Keep Your Home and Family ..

by: Jeffrey Parker (December 16, 2008) 
(Internet and Businesses Online/Security)

Safe and Secure at Home

by: Mark Nash (July 24, 2006) 
(Real Estate)

How to Keep Your Home Safe and Secure

by: Garry L. Neale (April 02, 2008) 
(Internet and Businesses Online/Security)

Keeping Your Home Safe With Home Security Lighting

by: Bruce Kelly (January 29, 2008) 
(Internet and Businesses Online/Security)

Home Security - How Safe is Your Home and What Can You Do to Make it Safer?

by: Fashun Smith (December 15, 2005) 
(Home and Family/Home Security)

Keeping Your Home Safe and Secure

by: Bruce Kelly (June 16, 2008) 
(Internet and Businesses Online/Security)

Home Security 101: Is Your Home Safe

by: Joseph Ducat (January 15, 2007) 
(Home and Family)

A Safe and Secure Electrical Upgrade To Your Home

by: Alex Sanders (March 31, 2012) 
(Home Improvement/Electrical)

Secure your home with CCTV Security Camera

by: John Lee (March 21, 2012) 
(Computers and Technology/Hardware)

How to Secure Your Home Without Even Installing a Security System

by: Gavyn Smith (July 28, 2008) 
(Internet and Businesses Online/Security)