Home Security: A Necessity Today?

August 30, 2010

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Remember–way back in the olden days– when most people could leave their doors unlocked and still sleep well at night? Are those days over?

It is a horrible shame that home security is basically a necessity in some parts of the country. Consumer Reports has a good (and free) article about how to boost your home’s security. Among other things, they recommend “kickproof” doors, bright lights, organizing your neighbors into a Neighborhood Watch kind of group, and installing a security system with alarm (but make sure the system is compatible with your voip (voice over Internet protocol) phone system, if you have one); also, there’s the option of hiring a company to manage the system, too.

Not too long ago, a home security system was a system of wires, but crooks figured out that they could cut the wires and disable the system. :-p So home security has gone wireless. I haven’t looked into this avenue very much, but I’ve considered it. From what I hear, wiring and configuring a wireless security system requires a home security team of experts! I can’t even configure my car alarm. :S I’m too afraid that the blasted thing will go off in the middle of the night or while shopping. I don’t think my neighbors would appreciate my home alarm sirens blaring on and off at 2am. (Although, ALL THEIR car alarms go off periodically at that time!).

So what do you think? Do you think your home needs a security system where you live? If you have one installed, does it work well, or do you get bells and whistles at 2am? šŸ˜€

This post is a sponsored post, but all opinions are mine!

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