Why You Need Comprehensive Home Security

Why You Need Comprehensive Home Security

Gulf Shore Home Watch & Concierge

 

For most people, their home is their most valuable asset. Regardless as to whether you live in the sunshine state full-time or you’re a part-time snowbird, keeping your home safe is a priority.

Creating a comprehensive home security plan can help you accomplish that. Although most people assume that home security starts and ends with the instillation of a few cameras, there are other components that are worth considering.

Alarm system

Most alarm systems can be purchased online and in some cases, homeowners are able to perform a self-install. Most modern systems can be armed or disarmed remotely using a smart phone.

If you decide to move forward with this purchase, you’ll want to make sure that the alarm goes off when an entryway is breached. As such, you’ll want to make sure to install sensors on all doors and windows, including windows that are on the second floor of your home.

Motion lighting

If a burglar has the choice between targeting a home that has motion lights versus one that does not, they’re going to choose the latter. You should also consider installing the lights on all sides of your home as an added layer of protection. Criminals prefer homes that are poorly lit and have lots of outdoor hiding spots. If you have lots of overgrown shrubbery around your doors and windows, you’ll want to consider trimming that back.

Video doorbell

Although many people assume that most home burglaries take place during nighttime hours, “knock knock” burglaries are on the rise. If you’re not familiar with the term, a knock-knock burglary typically happen in early afternoon. For this crime, would-be burglars will knock on the front door to see if anyone is home. If no one answers, they take this as a sign that the house is empty. Video doorbell systems pair with smartphone apps that alert homeowners that someone is at the door, regardless as to whether they’re home, at the mall or at the beach. Your smartphone will also pair with a speaker that’s attached to the doorbell, and you’ll be able to speak with whoever it is that’s at the door.

Home Watch service

Lastly, when you’re planning on being out of town for several weeks or months, you may want to consider hiring a home watch company. When you work with Gulf Shore Home Watch & Concierge, you’ll have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that we’re looking after your home as if it were our own. For more information on how home watch works, call us today to learn more.