How To Better Protect The Standard Household.
A security solution is not what it used to be years ago. Technological innovation has played a vital role in the constant development of home and business protection without losing the essential element of affordability.
The solutions of yesterday were focused on the walls of the premises, and not much more. It included window protection, door protection, and indoor passives. Today’s answer to crime is not just an alarm system but also a holistic security solution for the premises. Early detection has become crucial as perimeter protection provides an effective layer to premises. This includes outdoor beams, CCTV systems, and monitored electric fencing.
The importance of perimeter protection stems from how criminals have adapted to various barriers to premises. There was a time when high walls kept criminals out. However, these have now become a tool for criminals to hide from the authorities. So as much as high walls do stay a barrier, perimeter detection keeps it from becoming an advantage. This is achieved with beams, which will activate the premises alarm in the event someone passes them in the yard or through a monitored electric fence, which sends an activation to the control room when the current is tampered with.
CCTV Solutions have moved from being reactive deterrents to proactive tools through the development of analytical software. Meaning that with the correct hardware, cameras can be active eyes to an area and alert a control room to actual human movement.
Although innovation has taken security into a new realm, various measures have stood the test of time. Simple things take only a few moments, but things that too many people are not taking a moment to do.
The first is arming your alarm. Too often does it happen that residents leave the alarm unarmed when they quickly pop to the shop or when they think that they won’t be too long. Criminals don’t need a lot of time to operate, so that trip to the shop is enough time to carry out their operation. Many residents also believe that they’re light sleepers, so they will wake up if something happens and avoid arming their alarm when they go to bed. Too often has it happened that they only woke up once the criminals were next to their bed. Sometimes they are already out of the house with their TV and laptop. Your system must be active when you go to bed at night.
Criminals aim to remain undetected, which means that lights are a deterrent for them. However, we see time and time again that they do their best work in the dark. Therefore, ensure that the lighting surrounding your premises is sufficient.
The final step is creating a layered security solution, which makes a criminal’s life very difficult. These layers include burglar bars, security gates, etc. The fewer layers you have, the easier the criminal’s job is and the more exposed you are.