It’s not usually top of mind for those looking to design their dream home…but it’s arguably the most important thing to keep in mind, and that is home security. Just like insurance, home security is not necessarily fun and exciting, but it’s one of those things that could make a HUGE difference if the worst were to happen. Today we’re going to share how you can implement home security features to keep your family safe.
Fortunately, there is a wide variety of options available on the market and a solution available for everyone. Following a few simple strategies can help protect you and your belongings from theft and crime.
- Install a Security System and a Safe Room – Security systems are one of the most effective ways to protect your home. Many systems include motion detection video surveillance as well as two-way communication. You can also build a custom safe room equipped with necessities like food and running water in case of an emergency. These are becoming increasingly popular for those who have multimillion dollar properties with many valuables to secure. Rather than just having a safe located inside a room, homeowners opt for an entire room dedicated to protecting the valuables and the people inside the house if needed.
- Have a Plan – As a family, you should come up with an Emergency Plan. Answer questions like- who does what in an emergency situation? What are the parent’s duties? Where should everyone go? Do you bring anything with you? Write the plan down and review it periodically with your members of your household.
- Think Like a Criminal – Spend some time looking at your home and identify the weak points. Secure all doors and windows. Lock all entry points and be creative with a hidden key. Look for hidden entry points; where would you try and break-in? Do you have dark areas that are not visible from the street? Finally, don’t make it easy for the criminals to track your movements. Refrain from advertising your trips on social media and consider asking a friend or neighbor to visit your home occasionally while you’re gone. The more your home seems occupied, the less appealing it will be to criminals.
When it comes to home security, we want you to feel well equipped and prepared for safety in case of an emergency. If you’re considering building a discreet safe room or panic room in your home, we’d love to talk with you further! Give us a call at 623 582 4477 to have a consultation with us.
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