Home Security Problems.

By: Thomas Hunter

Unless you already spent some time ensuring that your house is completely secure, there are probably several security problems with your house that need your attention. These security problems severely endanger the safety of your home, your family and your belongings. This article will discuss several of the possible security problems and steps that need to be taken to fix these problems. The type of solution that you will select will probably depend on the type of house that you have and the amount of money that you can afford to spend. However, there are solutions for all types of houses and all budget levels.

The first problem deals with the situation when you are away from your home for an extended period of time. Do you have all your mail and newspapers pile up in the mailbox? Does your house look like it is unoccupied? Do you have deliveries left on your door steps? If you answer yes to any of these questions, your house is in a lot of danger and you have a big security problem. If a burglar believes that the owners of the house are gone for a long time, he or she will assume that there is less risk to try to break into this house. You can fix this security problem and protect your house by making sure that your house looks occupied even when you are not at home. You can ask someone to pick up your mail, newspapers and deliveries. You can also make sure that someone that you know or an automated system turns on and off the lights inside your house. There are many other ways to make your house look occupied.

Another problem happens when you donít have any alarm system installed inside your house. Even a simple alarm with a siren will increase the level of your security. If you can afford to sign up for the alarm system monitoring service, you should definitely consider that. With alarm monitoring, if someone does break into your house, the security company that offers your alarm monitoring will notify the police department of the possible burglary attempt. The type of alarm that you install can also vary. For example, it is a good idea to install an alarm system with motion detectors. Also, a more expensive system may include a video surveillance component which will record any activity when a motion is detected. Audio surveillance options are also available for your use.

Did you ever catch yourself leaving a note on your door that you are away and will return at a certain time? Or may be you left a voice recording that you are gone for several days? May be you made your daily schedule known to everyone you know? In this case you have another security problem. You should never tell someone whom you donít completely trust when you will be leaving your house or arriving back home. If a burglar finds out your exact schedule, he or she can try to break into your house at a time when you are not at home. Keeping your schedule a secret is always good for your home security. Also, if you participate in a neighborhood watch program, ask your neighbors to look after your house when you are not at home.

Another security problem deals with situations when home owners are not careful about who they let inside their house. For example, if an agent of the utility company knocks and tells you that he or she is there to fix something and you let that person inside without even checking his or her identification Ė you have a big security problem. There is a type of criminals called bogus callers who will try to trick you to get into your house. They can try to identify themselves as representatives of security companies, utility companies, government or police officials, repairmen or even your new neighbors. Their goal is to get inside your house, distract you and still your valuables. Make sure that you always check the identification of strangers who ask to come inside your house. If in doubt, you can also contact the company that they claim to represent and check if such employees do, indeed, work for the company.


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