ADVERTORIAL - Protecting your home from break-ins and invasions - Advice from security industry experts

2015-12-16 06:00

GIVEN the recent wave of home invasions and break-ins that have occurred in Durban, Security Hyperstore - a leader in the security products industry and security experts providing on-site commercial and residential security assessments - offers homeowners the following simple and affordable tips to help keep their families safe and secure:

1. Alarm Systems: During a majority of break-ins, burglars gain access to the home through unlocked doors or windows. In addition, many homeowners forget to set their security system. While making sure to lock the doors and set the alarm are the foremost priority in securing any home, homeowners do have other precautions they can take.

2. Alarm systems which incorporate motion sensors and/or glass break sensors can help first responders and residents know if an intruder has actually gained access to the premise.

3. Lighting: Sufficient lighting, both internal and external, can help deter thieves from even targeting a home. Burglars typically select a poorly lit home, as darkness affords additional cover from watchful neighbours or passers-by.

4. Motion detection lighting alone only activates once a thief's movement is detected; installing low-wattage dusk-till-dawn light fixtures, which emit a soft glow around the perimeter of the home all night, insures that thieves cannot conceal themselves in the shadows. The addition of sensors that shut off the lights when the sun rises and energy saving fluorescent or sodium-type light bulbs makes this an affordable and effective light deterrent.

5. Doors and Windows: With some very simple window and door locking systems, homeowners can drastically restrict the accessibility of their home. With recent advances in locking mechanisms, some additional alternatives are also available to today's homeowner.

6. Installing window locks on all ground floor windows prevents the window from being opened far enough for someone to fit through.

7. Biometric Locks, which provide access by scanning a finger print, have become much more affordable lately and can prevent lost or stolen keys from being used by burglars.

8. Always keep the garage door closed; an empty garage or a missing vehicle can alert thieves that the home is unattended.

9. Change the factory set codes on the door's remote control often, so thieves cannot open the door with a store bought remote.

10. Adding motion and glass break sensors to all windows in the garage will also provide added warning of an attempted break-in.

11. Thugs will sometimes threaten harm to children to get adults to comply with their demands. Place an alarm panic button, or secure you home with self-protection products such as pepper spray, stun guns, tactical knives and flashlights.

We at Security Hyperstore strive to provide our valued customers with the best customer service in the industry.
Be sure to visit us online as well
www.securityhyperstore.co.za - Supplied

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