Busting Home Security Myths

In past blogs we’ve discussed the fundamentals of home security and the basic tenets we build our robust products around. Today we thought we’d do things a little differently and examine the myths of home and neighbourhood security.

You’ve probably heard somebody say one of the following things, too:

An Alarm System is WAY too Expensive

This is, quite simply, not true. If you’re ready to make the long-term investment of home ownership then surely equipping your most important asset with protection is a no-brainer? There are a number of well-priced systems out there and the majority of companies cater their products to the kind of house you own. A bit of research goes a long way to finding an alarm security solution for your home’s long-term protection.

ID-100174039But I Have Nothing of Value Inside?

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure is an applicable idiom here. Who’s to say the not-so-state-of-the-art flat screen in the lounge isn’t extremely appealing to a potential intruder, or your selection of DVDs for that matter? A criminal isn’t looking to line their own residence with your stuff; they’re looking to sell it off for a profit. And the more of it there is the better.

I Bought Into a Safe Neighbourhood

It’s true that a good neighbourhood offers an active security team, safer roads and parks, as well as an attentive community. However, this kind of safety can make it pretty easy to fall into complacency. Criminals will no doubt be more careful when entering the area and casing households, but they’ll still be there. That’s why it’s a good idea to have some safeguards in place for when you’re on holiday. Timed lights will give the impression that somebody is home even when that somebody is far away on a beautiful, secluded beach. While asking a trusted neighbour to keep an eye out on your residence further enforces your home security.

By leaving nothing to chance, you’re safeguarding your valuables as well as your peace of mind.