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Lasers provide an extra layer of security because even if a burglar is able to get through your first defenses, he is going to have to be a magician to get past your laser maze.

Smoke detectors are also important Home Security tool that should be built into every level of your house and in areas near bedrooms so that you can know right away if there is fire and immediately ask for help and vacate the premises with your kids.

First off, remember that in general burglars will avoid occupied houses. That doesn’t mean your family is always safe when they’re home, however. There always exceptions to the rule, and you shouldn’t assume that nothing can ever happen just because someone is there. If a burglar breaks in while you’re not there, your belongings are at risk. If a burglar breaks in when your family is home, your family is at risk as well.

Being in great terms with your neighbors may save your valuable life. You don’t need to be so attached to them that they stay on a daily basis but you must always avoid entering into fights with your neighbors considering the fact that they may be the only ones who could help you should you call for help. Don’t irritate them by being boisterous all the time, so that when you do make some noise, they will instantly know something is wrong.

Make your house appear as busy as Grand Central Station. Thieves like empty houses when they are out in search of a place to rob. If no one is around, chances are they will have at least a short time frame in which they can rummage through your things. Make it look as if your house is always full of people by using light and tv timers to come on after dark. Burglars will always keep looking when it seems there is someone at home.

If you have a wireless burglar alarm system, check your batteries often and change them when they’re low. It’s also a good idea to test your system to make sure it’s working properly.

Are you ready for an emergency? Even though you have the alarm set up and know what you should do in case it starts ringing, do you have a plan in place for when you are not home and need help? You should probably enlist the help of someone who lives nearby, in case you need someone to touch base with your monitoring service when the alarm starts ringing. You can avoid the hassles of false alarms or get law enforcement to start sending a squad car.

When having your security system installed, be sure that the exterior of your house is free from clutter. Many criminals will use objects in your yard as a place to hide and monitor the times you enter and leave the home. Removing the external clutter around your home will remove these natural hiding places.

Updated: July 8, 2017 — 2:36 pm
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