Home Security Information


Home Security Information, when it comes to protecting your home there are many considerations.  The home is usually the last thing you think about when it comes to security. 

The cost can be overwhelming, but where do you draw the line when it comes to protecting those most important in your life. With the technology that we have today, many systems are very affordable. 

If you think you don’t need Home Security Information, you would be wrong.  Just have a look at your local newspaper, and you will find an array of articles about home invasions.

You know the ones, the odd television that has gone missing, or the money that has disappeared off of someone’s dresser.

 Then there are the big ones like the computer systems that have disappeared or the jewelry worth tens of thousands of dollars.  These are just a few of the ones mentioned in my own newspaper. 

You may think that security systems must be very expensive, but with the new technology we have, it has made it very affordable for most homes to have some kind of security system.

Whether it is wireless, which gives you mobility, or hardwired for strong security, there is something out there for almost everyone.  A wireless system allows you to take it with whenever you move.  A hard wired system of course stays in place.

Should you have a monitoring system or not, with wireless you can be notified directly and you have control over what to do.  If you monitor and connect to a system, they will usually do the connecting for you.

  They can connect to police, fire, or medical emergency stations.  They can even contact you if you are away from your home. The choices today are varied and quite sophisticated.   

The systems reaction to an emergency can vary dramatically.  A simple system may turn on the lights and sound alarms throughout your home, a more direct system will alert the police, and turn on cameras in the home to record what is happening, as well as call you at the same time, they can also let you know by cell phone or computer systems.

Your choices are unlimited; they will depend on your wants and needs.

  Consider installing a panic button, infra-red cameras, and make sure your doors and locks are properly fitted to your home.  If you have high risk entry points, take care of them.

You can even have an alarm system built into your driveway. Today the options are limitless.  Home Security Information is out there for you to take advantage of, so do, it could save your life and the lives of your loved ones. 

Watch this video for some home security tips that come from experience.

The Home Safety Council offers more information on safety inside of your home.  Did you know that 20,000 deaths occur from accidents inside of the home each year and that more than 21 million emergency room visits take place? 

Most people are very aware of the safety concerns within their homes, but very few actually take any steps to make their home a safer place.  Here are the top 5 causes of home injury deaths

1.        Falls

2.       Poisonings

3.       Fire

4.       Choking / Suffocation

5.       Drowning

You can help yourself by putting extra railings up , and placing night lights around your home to make it easier to get around in the dark.

  Place the telephone numbers for fire police and poison control in a convenient place for all to get to in an emergency.

  Lock poisons away where no one can get to them. Make sure your smoke detectors are working properly, and check out the home safety website for great information at, homesafetycouncil.org. 

Useful Resources

Home Security Information, check out book# 32 in our library

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