The home security business in United States is a rapidly growing one with sales approaching $60 billion annually. Homeowners keep home security companies busy buying their products and services. You can get everything from electrified security fences to paid armed guards; everything from watchdogs to monitored security systems. Usually, the products or services are pretty expensive. But compare that to the $200,000.00 plus for the average home cost and add another fifty to one hundred thousand dollars for furnishings, fixtures and equipment and maybe it’s a good investment.
One out of six homes on an annual basis gets burglarized. Most burglaries, six out of ten to be exact, happen through unsecured doors and windows. The very first thing that homeowners should do is lock their doors and windows even when they are at home.
Some other free things they can do are joining or starting a neighborhood watch program; put a sign in your front yard warning of a vicious guard dog; and trim shrubs around lower-level doors and windows eliminating hiding places. Don’t make it easy for the bad guys. When they look for their next target, they pick a home that doesn’t have any obvious obstacles. Why should you be next?
The best home security product you can get is a home security camera. They send a clear unmistakable message to the bad guys to stay away and pick on somebody else. Place one by your front door and your back door. There are 10 more models for under $150.00. Isn’t your home worth a $300.00 investment?
Police will also tell you that the sound of a barking dog is one of the most effective deterrents to home burglary. The barking dog alarm gives you the bark without the dog. When armed, the alarm detects movement within a triangle of up to 20 feet away. When someone approaches the sound of an angry barking dog starts. And no feeding is required.
So start protecting your home today and buy home security products. You don’t have to be the next victim.