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A Glance at Home Security Cameras

Think carefully before you run out to your local electronics supplier and purchase a home security camera system. Just as with terrorist protection and thievery protection systems, home systems require you to plan out your system before you go shopping. The simplest systems are set up at the front door so you can see who is standing there when the doorbell rings. They provide the comfort that comes in viewing the person or persons who are knocking at your door before you open it and let them in. If necessary, there are two-way audio systems, as well as video, that allow you to ask the people questions, such as producing identification by holding up badges or identification cards to the cameras for your inspection. So your first decision is, should I include two-way audio along with the camera at my front door? Next you would ask, should I have the camera connected to a recording device or is the simple ability to view people enough? One entrance, one system and already there are questions that need to be...


Your Vacation is a Burglar’s Invitation

Before departing for your much earned holiday be wise and think about your plans for securing your home while you are away. The latest figures from the FBI show a burglary occurs every 15.4 seconds in the USA. The majority of these break ins take place when the homeowner is away from the home. A great number of these burglaries could be prevented by beefing up your home security and installing a home security system. The installation of a home security alarm, and home security surveillance cameras is one of the most common and effective ways to improve the security of your home instantly. Where possible use a home safe to store any valuables. Include such items as keys to outbuildings, garages, other vehicles and any other device that requires a key in your safe. You should also hide any personal documents and identity information in your home safe. If you don't have a home safe consider using a post office vault, especially if you live in a high crime area. Giving the impression someone is at home ...


Look Out for Suspicious Activity

Here is a list of things to watch out for to help in spotting possibly suspicious people, its surprising how regularly we miss rather obvious signs that should put us on our guard. 1. Somebody going from house to house, this is particularly suspicious if, once a few homes have been visited, one or more of the people go into a back or side yard. It is even more suspicious if another remains in the front when this occurs. It may be that they are looking for a house to burglarize, or there could be a burglary in progress. 2. If somebody is waiting around in front of a home this becomes very suspicious if you know the homeowners are away. The individual you can see may be a lookout for a burglary that is in progress inside. 3. Anyone seen forcing an entry into a home. This is clearly suspicious at anytime and in any circumstances immediately dial 911. 4. If you see anybody who does not live in the home going into the yard, it is possible that a burglary is being committed. 5. Someone running away, par...


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