Exterior Protections To Secure Your Home 

When we think about alarm systems for a home, we often think about the keypad on the wall of our home’s interior to set the system as either “arm or disarm.” We may also think about monitoring systems within the home that will alert homeowners to an intruder. 
What we sometimes forget is that installing protections outside the home is a critical deterrent for many burglars as well. From lighting options around the entryways to security cameras at key locations around the perimeter to window/door alarms, there are many ways to secure your home from outside threats. 
How Many Burglaries Happen In the U.S. Annually? 
According to the United States Department of Justice’s yearly data, there are approximately 2.5 million burglaries every year. Deeper analysis shows that these burglaries fall into four categories including completed burglary, forcible entry, unlawful entry without force, and attempted forcible entry.
As homeowners, none of these seem acceptable, especially when your home is supposed to be the place of safety and refuge. That’s why it is important to consider the exterior of a home when planning your security system. 
Here are some options that can strengthen your home security and bring peace of mind to you and your family. 

Lighting Options 
Burglars work best when shrouded in the darkness where they believe they can not be detected by watchful eyes. Darkened properties are almost welcoming to criminals who hope to enter a home without being observed by neighbors or law enforcement. 
Motion sensors that turn on lights around your property are a great investment as a component of your home security system. High-quality motion sensors can turn on spotlights along the driveways, entry points, and darkened corners of your property where an intruder could be hiding or hoping to gain easy entrance to your home. 
Many of the better motion sensors can distinguish between actual intruders and harmless things like animals, cars, or blowing leaves. They will also lend the added benefit of lighting your way automatically when you arrive home to a darkened home. 

Security Cameras 
For homeowners who want added protection, security cameras can keep a watchful eye even when you can’t. Security cameras, equipped with similar motion sensors, can capture video surveillance of your home even when you are not there. This video can be used not only as a deterrent but also as evidence in a criminal case. 
Window/Door Alarms 
Yet another component of home security systems that can make your home more secure is the addition of window and door alarms that are triggered by movement or glass breaking. Talk to our techs about the type of alarm that would be appropriate for your family and their needs. 
From motion-sensor lighting to security cameras and window/door alarms, your home can be even more secure with these three additions to your home’s exterior security system. Visit our site to learn more about security alarms and how they can protect your home, possessions, and family. 
 
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