The Rutgers University research also showed that it is of the utmost importance for homeowners to have a security audit performed every five or six years to make sure that their home remains just as well protected as they have been led to believe it to be.
This audit usually involves a test of all the different security features in a home, simulating a home invasion. It’s important to contact your security service ahead of time to let them know that you are going through the audit so that they don’t contact the authorities, though you might be interested in gauging response time as well.
It’s important to make sure that you record all of the information you pull from your security audit so that you’ll be able to compare results every time you run this kind of test. It’s the only way to know whether or not you are as safe as you hoped to be.
Tips and tricks to improve the overall effectiveness of your home security setup
Lastly, you’ll want to make some simple upgrades that will improve the overall effectiveness of your home security setup.
We’re talking about things like:
- Adding motion lights around the entire perimeter of your home
- Tying those motion lights into sound systems that trigger warnings if a perimeter has been breached
- Adding Garage Door Armor to your garage to protect it from invasions
- Planting defensive vegetation under windows to keep yourself safe
… And that’s just the tip of the iceberg!
We live in a very uncertain world, and with more than 2 million people reporting home break-ins every year, it’s important that we do everything we can to make sure that our family and our loved ones are taken care of and protected.
Take advantage of these tips and tricks so that you won’t ever have to worry about the indignity of having your own home invaded.