The days of leaving your front door open all the time are over. In today’s world, everyone is concerned about security and how to better protect their family and possessions.
According to FBI statistics, burglary has risen in the last year and probably isn’t going to slow down anytime soon as the economy continues to slide. According to the Times Free Press in TN, here are some simple things that you can do to better protect your family and home:
1. Lock up.
2. Use an alarm.
Let technology protect your home. Get an alarm system.
“We’re seeing a rise in new customers,” said Bob Tucker, spokesman for ADT alarm system, “as well as current customers wanting to upgrade their systems.”
Alarm systems are connected to a call center that is alerted when the alarm is triggered so police and owners can be notified. Many alarm systems also have triggers for fire, carbon monoxide and flood.
A basic package at ADT begins at about $200, with a $30 monthly monitoring fee.
Some insurance companies offer discounts on homeowner policies for customers who have an alarm system installed.
3. Plant to protect.
4. Light up.
5. Look like you’re there, even when you’re not.
While all of these things won’t guarantee that you will be safe, you really can’t afford not to do everything you possibly can in today’s world to keep your family safe.