How to Keep Your Valuables Safe

Every home has valuables inside that the owner wants to protect. These items range from sentimental value to very expensive works of art. It makes no difference if the home is in the affluent part of town or not, the contents of the home are valuable to the owner. Luckily, there are ways that one can protect their home, and feel safe while doing so.

One method is to use a security service that sounds alarms and summons the police if the home is entered. The drawbacks to this system include the cost of alarming all the doors and windows of the home, and the monthly payment. The positives of this system are obvious; would you want to rob a home with a screeching alarm sounding?

Another method is the use of wrought iron security bars for doors and windows. Drawbacks can include fire safety; how do the firemen get in to save you in case of a fire? The positives are that short of tearing out a section of wall to get into your home thieves are fairly well ‘locked out’. One can also contact the fire and police departments, tell them you have security bars, and give them keys so they can open the bars around windows and doors.

A less expensive alternative is the use of security cameras. Security cameras used in conjunction with motion sensor lights and window locks are very effective. Usually thieves do not want to break into a home while they are in a spotlight! Another advantage of the camera and light method is that it allows the homeowner to see who is at the door prior to opening it. This can prevent home invasions, allowing the homeowner to call the police if they feel threatened.
Security cameras are the least expensive of your options, and the homeowner can easily install them. Security cameras can also be used inside the home, and wired to the Internet. This system allows you to see what is going on in your home, no matter where you are. If you are in Maine and your home is in California you can call your local police department to report a burglary in progress.

Keep your home, your valuables and your loved ones safe with some type of home security device!

Article by Rob Lobitz

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