You work hard, have a beautiful family, a home and many possessions that you’ve acquired over the years. Unfortunately, in an instant, you can lose any one of these things. Protecting your family and your home are very important to you. The good news is that there are many things you can do to safeguard all of them.
Install an alarm system
According to recent statistics, a burglary occurs in the United States every 18 seconds. In about 60% of these homes, there was no alarm system in place. Installing a high-tech alarm system complete with high-definition cameras and with live streaming capabilities from an app like the ones offered through Black Hat Security will help to reduce the odds of your home becoming the next target. In general, burglars want a home that they can get in and out of quickly and undetected. They don’t want to leave behind their picture on a monitor for easy identifying.
Select an advanced alarm system
Many of the more sophisticated alarm systems available today have state-of-the-art equipment that also includes capabilities to make monitoring your loved one’s easy. They have door sensors, motion detectors, night vision and some even come equipped with medical alert buttons, where with one push an ambulance is on its way. This is ideal for homes that have a child with special needs as well as the elderly. From a downloadable app, you can lock and unlock doors, lower or raise the heat and air conditioning and check up on your children without ever having to leave the office. This lets you perform your best at work and have peace of mind that everything on the home front is good.
Dogs come with many benefits
A dog is not only man’s best friend and a buddy to create an instant bond with, it’s also a big deterrent for a would-be burglar. Here size doesn’t matter, just a big bark is enough to send most any burglar on his way. If you have children dogs are also a way to teach them to be responsible. They can walk the dog, clean up after it and feed him too. What they get as a reward for their efforts is a loyal pet that just wants love and company. They are also great for older children that are home alone after school for a few hours each day, giving them a protector in the home that will respond if someone tries to enter uninvited.
Protect your vehicle too
Your home is protected with an alarm system but what about your vehicle? It is, after all, your way of getting to work and running errands. If your vehicle were stolen life would definitely become a bit more stressful and inconvenienced. Many people overlook their car or truck and assume that nothing will happen. Luckily for you, there are many ways to ensure that you’re not the next victim of a stolen vehicle. First, never leave the keys in the car and secondly, always lock it. If you have a newer vehicle chances are good that you have some sort of equipment already on the car like an alarm system or a LoJack. But, if your car is more than 10 years old you may not have anything other than your door locks. LoJack is easy to add to any vehicle and works directly with the authorities, monitoring exactly where your vehicle is for a quick recovery.
You can keep you, your family and your possessions safe from possible harm by taking precautions before rather than after an incident occurs. Always lock your doors and windows, make sure children understand the rules when left alone and have a high-tech security system in your home and installed in your vehicle so that if something does happen, you’ll be able to identify the criminal(s) easily.
Michael Sanduso lives in Toronto, Canada. He is a freelance writer and editor, tech geek, and stay at home father.