Peace of mind and the feeling of security is a common value among renters and homeowners alike. Being proactive and taking the necessary steps to help protect your home will be a decision that will prove to be beneficial in the long run. Investing in a home security system from Protect Your Home ensures that your family and home are safeguarded. Victims of burglary can suffer financially from property loss. However, home security is more than just monitoring for burglaries. Being able to help protect your family's belongings against fire, flood, or even carbon monoxide poisoning will provide your family with comfort. With 24-hour advanced security technology, Protect Your Home considers all aspects of security for your home.
There should be various lines of defense in the home. Protect Your Home provides state-of-the-art home security equipment, remote video monitoring, and basics like alarm yard signs and window stickers. Every room in the home should also have its own level of security.
- Kitchen – According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the majority of fires and accidents occur in the kitchen. Keeping your kitchen safe is very important in the overall security of your home. Windows in the kitchen are left open at times for ventilation. This raises the risks for break-ins and home invasions. Another threat to this area is the high risk of fires from cooking, faulty appliances and the kitchen not being child-proof. Home security devices including window sensors and a smoke alarm offer the best protection for this part of the home.
- Bedroom – The NFPA also reports that poor misuse of electrical devices, space heaters, and overheating or overloading of extension cords are the main cause for fires in the bedroom. Having fire and smoke alarms, as well as carbon monoxide detectors installed in the hallways outside of the bedrooms helps increase safety.
- Living Room or Family Room – Smoke detectors should also be in the living and family rooms because of electrical mishaps. This area may be the target of burglaries as well. At the front door would be the LCD display digital touch pad to enable and disable the alarm. Wireless window sensors can be placed in the windows that are at ground level and provide easy entry into the home for potential intruders. Motion sensors with infrared technology will detect any motion in the room. If motion is detected, a high decibel indoor siren can notify you of suspicious activity and connect you with the central command center. Since many homes have pets, the motion sensors have pet immunity to decrease false alarms.
Some of the things that a family can do to be prepared in case of a home invasion or a fire emergency is to make a family escape plan. Having safety drills will help your family learn quick and safe exits, establish a planned meeting place and prepare everyone for the unexpected.
All family members, including children, should know the basics of operating the alarm system in case of unforeseen circumstances. Safety for you and your family is priceless. Help protect yourself against burglaries and fire emergencies with home security products from Protect Your Home.