Installing a Security GateInstalling a security gate on your property is an excellent tool to protect your family and your home. Although this may be the most expensive of the three techniques mentioned here, it is well worth the money. A security gate usually involves a card or code to access the gate and has an intercom system and controls from inside the home. This allows the home owner to monitor and talk to anyone at the gate before allowing access to the property. In this way, people unknown to the homeowner or their family cannot enter and therefore an intrusion cannot occur.
Home Alarm SystemGetting a wired alarm system from places like Perimeter Security Systems for your home is a great way to deter a possible break in. Most alarms have a code that is pre-programmed upon installation that is only known by the home owner. That code will be required to access the home from the outside, or in some cases to open the doors from the inside. If a door is kicked in, window broken, or any other intrusions are detected, an audible alarm is activated and the police are automatically contacted. This audible alarm works to deter a crime in progress as well as alert your neighbors that something is taking place. An intruder will most likely leave if an alarm is detected and your family and possessions will be safe.
Getting a FirearmAs a homeowner, you may register a firearm by going through the proper steps in your county to be licensed for owning and operating a firearm. After receiving this permit, and purchasing the firearm, it is wise to go to the gun range to sharpen your skills and learn about proper firearm safety, cleaning, and storing as well as handling of the firearm. If there are minors in your home, you will want to purchase a lockbox for everyone safety. If an intruder does enter your home, and is the cause of a threat to you or your family, most states allow for you to use your firearm in defending your family. Similar to having an alarm, having a firearm can deter a possible intruder as well.
There are many ways of keeping your property and your family safe, but these are some of the most common and effective techniques to do so. It may take a little extra money or time to get these services installed in your home, but it is well worth it. When it comes to the safety of your family and your beautiful home that you worked hard for, that investment in safety and security is priceless.
Written by Rachelle Wilber