Is a home invasion (thief) the first thing that comes to mind when you think “home security”? This is for most people. And not only the first thing, but maybe the only one. Is that the only threat to you and your family? Actually, when thinking of home security, most people think it’s too narrow. Here is a checklist of protection issues that every family must remember.
The most obvious still needs to be mentioned. A house with a security system installed is proven to be three times less likely to be broken down than a house without a system like that. What’s more, home insurance companies usually provide up to 20% discount on premiums if you have a security system. Sounds like a good investment.
Okay, this one we might think about. Smoke detectors have become a standard feature in people’s homes. One of the advantages of some home security systems is that smoke detectors are tied into the system that can automatically call a programmed telephone number when triggered (such as a local fire department or your cellphone).
Does the entrance through the perimeter of your house (through doors and / or windows) the first concern you have? What if someone enters your page? Indeed, all thieves will not enter your entrance. However, the road sensor / detector can alert you whenever the car enters. This may be an expected guest or delivery, or it can be an early warning for unexpected visitors.
Gas leaks or seepage can pose a serious threat to your family in your home. Many houses are equipped with several gas-powered equipment (stoves, ovens, dryers, hot water heaters, etc.). This highly flammable gas if it leaks into confined spaces (such as a house) can be easily and accidentally ignited. Carbon monoxide leakage can come from a broken furnace or other heating unit. This odorless and colorless gas is lethal if left to expand. Some parts of the country experience an increase in Radon gas, especially in basements or crawl spaces. Gas sensors and detectors can be very good investments.
Houses equipped with swimming pools may want to consider swimming pool alarms. This device, when activated, provides a warning when someone enters the pool (the pool itself or the nearest area) and is available for both on the ground and above the ground pool.
Frozen water pipes and subsequent flooding problems have cost many homeowners thousands of dollars in repairs. The freeze alarm provides a warning for sudden and drastic (and potentially dangerous) temperature drops.
What about people who attack your personal life without actually attacking your personal space physically? Personal notes and information stored on digital storage units (computer hard drives and so on) also require protection. This is an increasingly worrying field in our modern world and in the field of private home security.
Home security protection requires a comprehensive view in all areas that require protection and warnings for the safety and security of your family.