Things You Should Know

December 18, 2016 4:58 am

What is a Home Security and How does it Work

Lets define both a home and security.

A home is a structure either a house and apartment or any other shelter where people reside or where people grew up. Some of us confuse a home from a house. A house is a structural and architectural component with walls, columns, trusses, ceilings, floors, beams, and roofs. It is built by engineers, architects, masons, and construction workers. While a home is what you call to a house where you stay and where you feel safe. Security, on the other hand, simply means a state where you are free or away from harm or danger.

Home Security Definition

Based on the definition from above, Home Security is therefore defined as being safe and free from threat or danger while living in your homes. It is something that can be applied to everyone for each of us is surely living in a house. Home security comprises of security hardware installed in your houses to monitor or track happenings inside. Such hardware is doors, door locks, lighting, alarm system, motion detectors, and surveillance cameras. Home security involves the insurance of locked doors; closed windows, activated alarms and other keys for the doors must not be kept outside, everything was done to prevent burglars from entering your house. Based on the reports and statistics, about 56 percent of the cases of burglary are entries using force. Many burglars studies and observes how you secure your home and when they find a mistake, they grab that opportunity. The other 44 percent are unsecured houses where they leave their doors and windows open or the security alarms are turned off.  Usually, a burglary will last up to 10 minutes but these thieves can just get in with about ten seconds.

How does Home Security Works

Home security works by applying and installing certain systems in your houses to prevent any harm from happening to your family. These systems work on easy concepts of ensuring safe entry areas into a house or your home with motion sensors which transmit signals to command panels or control units applied in the most convenient place somewhere in the house. Ensuring the safety of yourself, your sons and daughters, your wife, your parents and everyone inside your houses is how security works. Many burglars are armed with weapons like ice picks, knives, guns or even Tasers that may cause a threat to your family and may even cause a casualty.

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December 11, 2016 2:00 am

Why You Should Update Your Locks to Improve Home Security

Unsecured house Scenarios

  1. Unlocked gates and doors. By forgetting to close the doors or padlocking the gate, causes harm to your family. Gates and doors are made with the purpose of solely securing your houses. If you forget to lock the gate, a thief might get inside; steal your belongings inside your lots like precious chairs or slippers, or motorcycles or any other valuable materials that can be sold easily. Worse case is when you forget to close the entrance of your house which later implies that including the rooms of your sons and daughters and even the master’s bedroom is unlocked. It will be much easier for burglars to get inside your house and steal your personal belongings. Home security doesn’t only apply to prevent burglary but also to prevent danger. Not only thieves plan to get inside your house but also other people who want harm to you and your family.
  2. Inactivated alarms. Alarms are not often installed in houses nowadays since it has no sensory detector. But it is useful in installing alarms in the walls of your gates or above it so that when a thief will climb up your gates, it will turn on immediately. However, if you forget to turn it on, it will be much easier for burglars to get inside your premises and pick the locks in your doors.
  3. No Fences. Fences are built to separate your house from others and to make a gap or space from your houses. Without fences, thieves, and harmful people is just one step closer to get inside your house.

Why not?

    Looking at your family and your home, all you want is for them to be safe and to feel secure. Leaving your house for work makes you worry about everyone and everything you left behind. When you come home, you want to see them with a smile on their faces and all components of your house intact. These will only happen if you properly install and maintain security components in your houses. On the way of which is to improve the locks on your doors. Long ago, doors don’t have knobs. But due to the urge of manipulating the security of your homes, knobs were installed. Locks and knobs come with different ideas. Others are just simple locking mechanism and others are way more complex than the original. Padlocks also evolved from easy-open padlocks with easily imitated keys to highly difficult to open locks. Improving these security systems ensures your safety and your family.     The question here is not why should we improve security in our houses but why not? Home Security Guide, a website that reviews home security in various cities such as Dallas, says that “Securing our homes is not an option; it’s an obligation, a necessity. We don’t want anyone in the house or any member of the family to be in danger just for simply forgetting or uninstalling safety measure in our homes.” (check out their Dallas home security review for more Dallas specific information). Locks are not the only thing that needs to be improved in a house. Windows also must be installed with grills to prevent easy passage of burglars. So Why not improve?

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