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Steps to Keep Your Home Safe

The main focus of burglars is empty properties or those with an empty look, often in quiet neighborhoods. Our home is a place where we want to feel safe and comfortable. These are some tips for homeowners that wish to reduce the possible vulnerability.

Entry Mechanisms

Installation of a double lock on the entry doors, also there is available the keypad locks which enables owners to type in a code if they forgot their key. Keypad Locks offers a higher security standard, blocking a possible burglar from picking or bumping the door locks.

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Strategic Placement of Security Cameras

Installing cameras in the house is a great advantage for your house. Security Cameras well placed can cover every track of the property and creates a barrier for intruders. Camera Doorbells can also monitor the entry/exit of the property. Both of these mechanisms have the capability of motion detection, with the right configuration, it will tell owner where and who set off the motion detector.

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Alarm System

Home Owners can also contract a Security Alarm Company that can provide extra protection. Most alarm companies will supervise your property and dispatch help in case of fire or emergencies. Most exceptional security companies will allow owners to manage their system through mobile application. The majority of burglars gain entry to the home via the front door, back door and first floor windows. Having a system in place will trigger immediate response to the property.

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Lightning

Make sure that your house is well illuminated. Install motion lights if needed, not only are they economic, but also can be set within your alarm system. Proper lighting is not only stylish on a home, but it provides extra layers of security. It let’s those outside your home feel as though you may be at home, along with the fact the lighting exposes them to be visible to you, your pets, neighbors or anyone else that may be driving by. Burglars are looking for easy targets, and a well-lit home is not a very easy target.

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Give The Gift Of Home Security This Christmas

Enjoying the season of giving is what the winter holidays are all about. These are also times when thieves know that homes during the holidays are filled with gifts,  being it a time of vigilance for homeowners. Take these precautions to ensure that your home is protected from a holiday break-in this winter.

Lock Up

Always close and lock the doors and windows of your home if you’re leaving, even if just for a short trip. The garage door is also a popular entrance point for thieves, so keep it closed even when you’re home. Don’t forget to lock the door to the garage in the event that thieves gain access to the garage. Be sure to never leave a spare key outside the house—thieves know where to find them.

Always Make it Look Like Someone is Home

Automate your lights in and around your home and put them on a schedule (using your mobile App) to come on at certain times, for example at sunset.

This serves as an excellent deterrent. Guiding away treats whether you quickly stepped out from home or is out of town on vacation. If you leave town, have the mail and newspaper picked up by a neighbor or request to have it stopped. You may even want to hire a house sitter for extra protection.

Store Valuables in a Safe

Store your Jewelry and other small objects of great value in a safe. Another alternative to a safe is a bank’s safety deposit box, protecting things you don’t need regularly.

Invest in a Quality Home Security System

Nothing will deter a thief like a cutting-edge, professionally installed home security system. A high-quality system should include motion detection triggers, video surveillance, and central monitoring features.

 

Holiday Vacation Checklist To Keep Your Home Safe While Traveling

Whether you will be traveling to visit family or just taking a much-needed vacation, there are some very important security measures to put in place before you leave. Please keep in mind that thieves don’t take a vacation for the holiday season. In fact the holiday season is their busiest time of the year!  

What You Can Do To Keep Your Home Safe While You’re Away

The following are some simple steps you can take to make your home less attractive to would-be burglars. The best way is to combine the list of ideas below with a professionally installed and monitored electronic security alarm system in your home.      

 Before you leave on your trip, be sure to:

  • Get a trusted friend or relative to “house sit” or make sure your neighbors know you will be away.
  • Have a neighbor pick up your newspapers and your mail for you daily.
  • Lock all doors and windows and secure the garage door.
  • Leave a car parked in the driveway, or ask a neighbor to park in your driveway.
  • Leave a house key — and a number where you can be reached — with a trusted friend or neighbor.

 

Pro Tip: The best way is to combine the list of ideas below with a professionally installed and monitored electronic security alarm system in your home. Ask us how today!

 

  • Use timers to turn lights on and off at certain times, altering lighting patterns, to create an occupied look.
  • Leave drapes and shades open as normal. (Closed blinds during the day are a sure sign of an empty house, plus they allow a burglar to attend to his business unseen by neighbors.)
  • Arrange to have your lawn mowed.
  • Be sure your trees and hedges have been trimmed. This gives burglars fewer places to hide.
  • Consider upgrading outdoor light fixtures with devices that have built-in motion detectors, which turn on the lights whenever anyone walks past.
  • If you have an alarm system, make sure to arm it EVERY time you leave your home…yes, EVEN if you will only be gone for a short while.

Technology Can Help – Talk To A Security Expert Today!

Following these practical safety tips can go a long way towards keeping your property safe. Adding professional burglar and fire alarm monitoring for your home (or business!), mobile app control and video monitoring can take your family’s safety to a new level. Contact us today to speak with a security expert and schedule your free consultation today!

Best Home Security Camera Placement Miami Fl

Surveillance systems are an integral part of many Florida home security systems and prevent many unwanted occurrences, such as burglary, vandalism, and break-ins. A well-placed camera can provide deterrence as well as identify a perpetrator should they attempt to break into the premises. But for security camera systems to be effective, they must be placed properly—and that is not a DYI project.

While camera placement may seem like an obvious process, it is actually very technical and requires a phenomenal amount of considerations. Here are just a few of the things home security professionals take into consideration when installing a home monitoring system.

  • Cameras must be accessible for maintenance.
  • Outdoor camera sites must be secure and have protection from wind, rain, and sun.
  • The location must be stable, with minimal camera shake.
  • Camera angles should avoid direct light sources to eliminate camera glare.
  • Camera site should provide the widest field of view.
  • Cameras should be placed keeping the identification of perpetrators in mind.
  • Surveillance camera placement should coincide with crime statistics regarding break-ins.
  • Both overt and covert cameras should be considered as part of an effective system.

Best Places for Security Camera Placement

The Front Door

You might think that burglars would avoid the front door. After all, it is often in plain view. Crime statistics show that it is actually the first choice among criminals and 34% of burglars gain access through the front door.  Two options for front door coverage include outside front door placement and an indoor camera that covers the front entry.

First floor Windows

First floor windows are another very popular place for burglars to gain entrance, with 23% choosing this point of access.  Back windows are usually the most preferred option among first floor window entrances. First floor windows on the back of the house provide easy access, cover, and the benefit of an easy escape. This makes camera coverage for the back of the home and backyard especially important.

Back Door

Without the problem of street traffic or watching neighbors, the back door provides the cover 22% of burglars need to gain access.

Garage Door

The garage is another ideal place for security camera placement. The garage often houses important valuables, but more importantly, in many cases it also provides access to the interior of the home. Garage doors are amazingly vulnerable and should never be considered enough deterrence or enough protection.

Security cameras are a powerful deterrence in crime. Make sure yours do the job well by having them expertly placed and installed by professionals.

About Elite Security Alarms

Elite Security is a family owned security company protecting homes and businesses throughout South Florida. Our commitment is to provide top quality protection at affordable rates. Our customers receive exceptional service, fully backed by one of the areas only customer satisfaction guarantees.