Last updated 18 days ago
With access to modern locks and security alarm systems, today’s homeowners don’t have to worry as much about having their houses broken into. However, just because burglaries have been on the decline in recent years doesn’t mean the threat isn’t still there. When homes are invaded, it’s common for the perpetrator to escape without being caught. Furthermore, many thieves have ways of breaking in that don’t involve forced entry. Here are a few simple steps you can take to keep intruders off your property.
Keep Your Belongings Out of Sight
This, of course, won’t physically impede potential robbers from entering your home, but it is one of the best ways to discourage them from trying. Burglars tend to target houses that are clearly stocked with expensive goods. Leaving your windows open when you’re away from home is a good way to attract thieves. You should also get rid of any conspicuous packaging that might let others know you’ve recently made an expensive purchase.
Secure All the Entryways
Breaking into someone’s house is often as simple as finding a door or window they’ve forgotten to lock. Always lock up when you expect to be away from home for an extended period of time. Keep in mind, however, that some sliding doors and windows can be easily bypassed even if they’re locked. To protect these entryways, simply block the groove with an object such as a steel bar or plank of wood.
Upgrade Your Security System
It’s always a good idea to invest in a good alarm so you can stay alert at all times. Even if you have one already, it can be beneficial to examine the system for weaknesses and look into other prospects. It’s best to look at several companies that offer residential alarm systems so you can be sure you’re getting the best deal.
Post Alarm Systems has more than 50 years of experience with helping homeowners in Orange and Los Angeles Counties keep their houses safe from the threat of invasion. If you’d like to take the first step toward having a quality commercial or residential alarm system installed, we’d be happy to get you started.
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Alarm screens are an excellent way to secure the perimeter of your house without sacrificing your view or having to vent windows. This type of home security system is as effective as it is convenient. Read on to learn more about alarm screens and how they work.
Alarm screens cover the perimeter of your house, so you can move through the inside of your house freely without worrying about setting the alarm off. If the screen is punctured or dislodged while your alarm system is armed, it will immediately be activated. This notifies the central monitoring station so that professionals can quickly respond, and it also discourages the potential intruder from entering the house. They can be easily removed and cleaned when the alarm system is deactivated, and they do not hinder your ability to see through your window.
If you would like to know more about alarm screens, call Post Alarm Systems at (800) 654-7678 or visit our website. We are a fire and security company that serves the Orange County and Los Angeles County areas. Stop by or give us a call to find out about our fire alarms and home protection services today...
Last updated 6 months ago
As this video describes, a home burglary happens roughly once every 15 seconds in the United States. Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to secure your home and your property. Watch this video to find out how to make your home less attractive to intruders.
When it comes to warding off burglars, it is important to minimize their potential hiding spots. It is best not to have trees or large shrubs by your windows; instead, your windows should be as visible as possible, so that burglars will have difficulty going through them unnoticed. Create a border of small rocks between your lawn and your home so you can hear people coming.
Post Alarm Systems is a fire and security company that specializes in fire alarms, home protection, and security monitoring. For more information about our services, visit our website or give us a call at (800) 654-7678. If you live in Los Angeles County or Orange County, stop by today.
Last updated 6 months ago
While there are many programs and services that allow kids to spend their after school time somewhere safe, many children are responsible enough to be trusted to stay home alone. However, it is important to make sure that your child is safe until you return home. Here are a few things your kids need to know about home security.
Activating a Home Security System
If you have a home security system, you should teach your child how it works before leaving him or her home alone. Make sure that your child is fully capable of activating and deactivating the security system so that your child, your home, and your property remain protected when you are not home. Also remind your child that all doors to the house should remain locked while you are gone.
Opening the Door
It is imperative that your child understands that strangers should never be let into the house. Teach your child to look through the door’s peephole or a nearby window when someone knocks at the door, and if it is a stranger, the door should remain closed. This also applies for delivery people and cable workers. Additionally, children should not investigate strange noises that they hear from outside. However, your child should open the door and exit the home if he or she recognizes signs of a fire.
Answering the Phone
If the telephone rings when you are not at home, it is a good idea to let it go to voicemail or an answering machine. If your child does answer the phone, it is important that the caller does not find out that no adults are home; if the caller asks to speak to an adult, your child should imply that an adult is home but cannot come to the phone.
For more home security steps, contact Post Alarm Systems. We have been in the home protection and fire alarm business for more than 50 years. If you live in Orange County or Los Angeles, visit our website to find out about our security camera and alarm systems. For more information about our services, please call us at (800) 654-7678.