‘When thinking of what makes a home a home we tend to think of upgrades, décor and elements inside and out that create a beautiful space for our family to enjoy. These things are all very important in designing your living space and are often at the top of your priority list. What do you think of when considering how you want family and visitors to feel when they are residing in your home?
The look, the feel, maybe the lighting or possibly the food and drinks served to family and friends on a weekend game night?
Surprisingly, one of the most overlooked aspects of making a home a home is security for that home. Did you know that a break-in occurs every 26 seconds in the US? This adds up to 2.5 million break-ins every year, and more than half of them are home invasions, according to “The Zebra” https://www.thezebra.com/resources/research/burglary-statistics/
When looking for the best security for your loved ones and belongings it’s important to take a few factors into consideration. One is efficiency: a lot of times homeowners will take an uneducated approach and buy whatever is most cost effective and convenient. However, when it comes to security it’s recommended not to cut corners.
Lets take a look at some of the most popular options below…
Good old-fashioned cameras
Are cameras a good home security option?
Well, that depends on your end goal for home security. Cameras are often used to keep track of what’s happening at home when you are not there, such as if you’ve hired a new babysitter or house cleaner and want to make sure they are properly taking care of your children and that your belongings are not being stolen.
If intruders are your main concern, a camera will not prevent them from coming into your home. Cameras, unfortunately, do not stop break-ins in the moment.
Smart home security systems
Smart home security systems seem to be the new modern home security option, and they often come with an integrated motion detector as well as a DIY install to get started. The self-installation may come as quite a headache for some home owners.
With a smart alarm system you have many cons and few pros in the way of efficiency. One top benefit of an alarm system is it gets the point across and may scare an intruder out of the home. However, the down side to this is if it doesn’t do the job then there is nothing stopping them from entering the home in the first place.
According to PC Magazine https://www.pcmag.com/picks/the-best-smart-home-security-systems, alarm systems are often going to run you anywhere from $39.99 to $299.00 plus a monthly fee. Also, keep in mind when dealing with anything tech related you run the risk of being hacked unless the system is encrypted .
Intrusion prevention doors and windows
The sure way to prevent an everyday break-in attempt would be to stop it before it happens, in the moment and with no strings attached. The benefit of using security mesh doors and windows is that you don’t have to wait in fear for law enforcement arrive in an emergency. The average wait time for police to arrive at most burglary attempts in L.A. is 11 minutes, according to https://www.safesmartliving.com/average-police-response-time/, which is significantly longer than most burglaries take: between 90 seconds and 12 minutes, according to the FBI.
When the safety of your family and yourself are at stake, the obvious solution would be to stop intruders in the moment and put up a solid barrier to deter thieves and dangerous individuals from entering your home.
Sure Secured provides that peace of mind with our aircraft-grade stainless steel mesh doors and windows that will act as a deterrent if someone is trying to enter your residence, whether you’re home or not.
In the most severe situations you want to make sure your family is protected and you’re not stuck waiting for help to arrive. Also, when you are not home you want the peace of mind to know that your home is secure even when no one can call for help.