Although the origin of Murphy’s law is difficult to pinpoint, the modern adage is most commonly stated as, “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.” Many people take it to mean if you don’t prepare for a disaster, a disaster is likely to happen. While this certainly doesn’t apply to every situation in life, it’s a good reminder to prepare for the worst and hope for the best. Learn how to protect your home from intruders effectively so that you aren’t a victim of Murphy’s Law.
How to Protect Your Home from Intruders
Install Security Cameras
Most experienced burglars will check a premise for high-quality security cameras before deciding to attempt a break-in. One way to deter criminals is to install digital and Internet Protocol (IP) cameras. While lower-quality cameras are still effective in gathering footage, details are usually a little unclear at best. However, digital and IP cameras provide high-definition evidence, so if a criminal sees one of these cameras, he or she will be more likely to choose a different house to target. Work with a security system company like Federal Protection that will gather video evidence 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Federal Protection even provides internet access to the videos so you can monitor your house while you are at work or on vacation.
Install an Alarm System
While security cameras are an important component of a security system, having an alarm installed will add even more protection to your home. If a burglar is able to pick your lock and enter through the front or back door, a loud alarm will most likely discourage him or her from continuing. Make sure to decorate your door and yard with prominent signs that tell potential thieves that you’re home is protected.
According to the FBI, 23 percent of all U.S. break-ins occur through a first-story window. Luckily, alarm systems can protect more than just your doors. If an intruder tries to enter through an unlocked window or break a window to get inside, the alarm will sound. When signing up for a security plan, you can choose to have your alarm system call the authorities directly or contact you first.
Store Your Firearms Safely
If you own any firearms, store them in a safe, discreet place so an intruder can’t get a hold of them. Furthermore, you shouldn’t load your guns for storage. One way to make sure your guns are in a secure place (that only you can access quickly) is to put them in a safe in your bedroom. This will keep children from reaching your guns as well.
At Federal Protection, we work 24/7 to make sure our clients’ homes are protected. Our consultants perform comprehensive in-home security assessments that thoroughly review homes for fire, carbon monoxide, and other safety risks. We take pride in a strong record of protecting financial institutions, commercial businesses, and families around the country. Our commitment to excellent service and performance has led to a 98-percent contract renewal rate, and our commitment to community involvement has led to a positive impact in every city with a Federal Protection presence. To protect your family or business, call us today at 800-299-5400.