09/12/13

How to find Home Security Products

We are always in search of the Home security products for the total safety of our house. But we do not understand which is the best one and which one should we go for in order to have the best place to live in. There are so many options available and not all of them are in one place and hence the confusion is even bigger. The best to do in such cases is go for the wireless Home security products. These products do not require wire and hence can be installed anywhere in the house. These wireless Home security products are preferred by the people today also because these are easy to move.

If you are shifting home then the wireless Home security products are the last thing you can think of. You just have to uninstall these and carry them.No wire and all and hence no clutter in the place and no holes in the wall. These are very convenient options of people who have to travel regularly.If you are not able to decide about the Home security products then the best thing is to look for these in the internet.

09/12/13

Home Invasion Survival: These Tips Just May Save Your Life

You and your family are sitting in your family room, enjoying your favorite TV show.  Suddenly, you hear a loud crash.  Your front door is kicked in and two masked men are pointing guns and yelling for everyone to get down on the floor.  Fear overwhelms you, and you obey their every demand.  Completely helpless, all you can do is hope that you and your family make it through the terrifying ordeal alive and unharmed. The sheer terror and anxiety experienced by the entire family during a home invasion is simply incomprehensible.  Most victims don’t have time to think, no less react.  Some are overcome with terror and instinctively freeze in their tracks, while others run away.  Some will instantly take a defensive stance and attempt to fight off their intruder.  Each of these responses is the result of our built-in “fight or flight” instincts.

The thought of having to experience the terror of a home invasion is the last thing anyone wants to think about.  But in view of today’s disturbing statistics, giving the scenario some thought just might save your life. Home invasions and burglaries in the U.S. occur every 15 seconds. 1 out of every 5 homes experiences a violent home intrusion or burglary. Most home invasion crimes begin with the intruder entering forcibly through a “locked” door (usually a swift kick or heavy shoulder slam is all it takes). How you respond within the first few seconds of a home invasion is crucial to your survival and the survival of your family members.  Implementing a security plan in the case of a home invasion can drastically improve your chances of surviving the ordeal.  To increase the likelihood of survival, be sure to take the following into consideration when devising your plan: Put our plan in writing and thoroughly review and discuss it with your entire family to ensure they understand the plan. Include emergency phone numbers in your plan. Include an escape plan and/or route for each member of your family. Rehearse the plan by enacting a mock home invasion using of a stopwatch.  Keep rehearsing over and over again. Distribute a copy of your plan to trusted neighbors, review it with them, and inform them of their vital role.

Increasing the security of your home could be what deters and prevents an intruder from ever entering your home.  To decrease your risk of experiencing a home invasion, put as many of the following preventive measures in place as possible: Ensure all entry doors to your home are constructed of solid wood or metal. Install high-grade dead bolts, quality locks, and peepholes with a wide-angle lens on all entry doors. Replace standard exit door hinges with steel screws that are at least 2 ½ inches in length. Never open the door to a stranger, including repairmen, delivery people, or anyone else you are not expecting.  Ask delivery people to leave deliveries that you are not expecting on the doorstep.

09/12/13

The Top Three Essential Security Devices that No Homeowner Should Be Without

In a recent home invasion in Atlanta, Georgia, four men and two women were pistol-whipped by their intruders after they were forced to hand over their money. A gunshot was also heard by one of the victims after they escaped through a nearby window. Luckily, the bullet did not hit anyone. In another story, however, the victims were not as fortunate. According to the news report posted by STLToday.com, two men and a woman invaded a home in St. Louis, Missouri during the evening hours. Police reported that the motivation for the home invasion was robbery. During the crime, however, one of the male intruders shot and killed one of the victims. While the other two victims survived, they were shot when they attempted to run away. As a security professional, what’s unsettling about these stories is that many of the popular security devices that residents place their trust in—alarm systems, motion-activated outdoor security lights, “Beware of Dog” signs, and surveillance cameras—serve as psychological deterrents only.

For instance, when an alarm sounds, it typically means the intruder is about to and/or has already entered the premises. At that point, your only hope is that the perpetrator will flee the scene. But between the adrenaline rush and the mind-altering drugs that run through the veins of many of today’s heartless criminals, they can turn your worst fears into a living nightmare in the time it takes the police to arrive to your home. Does that mean you should do away with your home alarm system? Absolutely not. A home alarm system is an important layer of any home security plan. However, understanding the true purpose of the device is critical—which is to alert you when someone breaches your home’s security through a window or a door. An alarm can’t physically prevent an intruder from entering your home, especially if that home invader is dead-set on finishing what he started.

To keep your family safe and secure, you must equip your home with more than psychological deterrents. In addition to an ear-piercing home alarm system and bright, motion-activated security lights, you need a reliable early-warning device that can alert you the moment someone sets foot on your property. You also need security devices that can hold up to the brute force of a would-be intruder and prevent or at least delay their entry into your residence.