Violent crime rate in San Antonio runs 35% higher than the national average. And property crime runs twice as high as the national average.
That puts a big responsibility on you, Mr. Homeowner, to safeguard your beloved family members and valuable belongings.
Let Home Security San Antonio help you beat those odds and prevent your property from break-ins, fires and other emergencies
Let's start with fires because home fires is the third leading cause of home deaths, behind falls and poisoning. Taking care of this is as easy as running down to Home Depot or Lowes and getting some smoke and/or heat detectors.
You should add a smoke detector near stairways, bedrooms and living areas. If you do not want to use smoke detectors, you can opt for heat detectors to be installed in the furnace room, kitchen and attic.
You can also seek the help of trained specialists at the smoke and heat detectors websites, find on their boxes. San Antonio Home Security highly recommends this as your first step if you do not already have them.
Now it's time to start talking about driving off burglars. To us here at Home Security San Antonio we believe outdoor lighting is a great way to send a burglar down the road. If you were breaking into someone's house, would you rather work in the dark, or have lights shining all over you?
So light up your front and back yard. You can use motion detector lights and keep the neighbors off your back. But be sure to cover every foot of near your house. Don't leave a blank spot by a window and allow someone to find that.
Next would be door and window contacts and connected to a loud alarm system. The door and window contacts and tied into an alarm system are a great combination to use. Throw in some well placed surveillance cameras, both inside and outside, and things are starting to really look good.
Both the outdoor lights and cameras can operate when activated by a motion detector. The outdoor motion detector comes with weather proof feature to give you long lasting performance. Indoor motion detectors come in a number of varieties. The infrared detector with pet immunity detects IR changes inside the home, which is a great feature.
Window decals are another effective home security protection option. Would you break into a house with an alarm company's decal in the window? Me either. I'd just move on the next house or down the road.
While we recommend a you have a security system, many people will use the home security decals specifying that their home is monitored and protected by a surveillance system, when in fact they do not have such a security system.
The burglars usually do not want to take the risk, so you can keep your home safe. Decals are therefore one low cost way to prevent your beloved family members from being victims of theft. But remember, Home Security San Antonio suggests you have a security system.
Yard signs can also help to prevent your home from burglary. The thieves normally look for easy targets and just like the window decals, they don't want to chance entering a home that has a yard sign mentioning the property is protected by a home security system.
It is very simple to install yard signs and I would only recommend this if cannot afford a home security system. This and the window decals would be better than nothing.
We hope this article has given you some ideas on how to get started protecting your family and home. If you are the handy type, we have a whole section of our website about diy security systems. Be sure to check it out.
And there are other great sections of helpful articles includeing a whole section on wireless devices.
So, please, have a good look around.
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