Principles of Effective Residential Security [infographic]

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Our team at Safe N Sound Inc. has extensive experience in the security industry, and we want to help you protect your home. While there are a wide variety of security systems and tools available, all effective residential security measures are based on the same guiding principles. Below, we’ll go over these principles to give you a better idea of how our security measures work.

Principles of Effective Residential Security

  • Prevention – The first principle of effective residential security is prevention, or stopping intruders from entering your home or yard. Many preventative measures are pretty low-tech—for example, a fence or other barrier, or an analog lock—but still effective for their purpose, especially when combined with other measures.
  • Detection – Another principle of residential security is detection—you need to be able to tell when someone is trying to access your home in order to respond. Some examples of detection tools include motion sensors and alarms.
  • Surveillance – A third principle we use in residential security is surveillance. Homes are more secure when many people are keeping an eye on them. One way to increase the effectiveness of your surveillance is to install security cameras around your home, but another way is to foster good relationships with your neighbors, so you have someone to check up on you.
  • Response – Lastly, all effective security systems allow you to respond to potential threats quickly. Our team can equip your home with alarm systems that allow you to alert the authorities and call for help quickly in an emergency. In addition, we offer alarm monitoring, so you can trust that someone will be keeping an eye on your home and can send help even if you can’t call for it yourself.

If you are looking for ways to improve your residential security, start by giving our team a call to find out more about how we can help.

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