Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Do it Yourself Home Security System

You see the ads on TV all the time for home security companies with their $99.00 install special. Sounds great for the peace of mind and all that! They don't tell you about the monthly charges of $49.95 and more and a 3 year contract. That adds up to a ton of money for sure.

If you happen to have lots of dough lying around you can get your own security guards or ultra modern surveillance system or guard dogs or.....well you get the idea. Home security is really only limited by how much money you want to spend.

A burglary happens every 15 seconds and annually 17% of all domiciles were violated by a burglar. That means on average that if you stay in your home for six years-on average- you will be burglarized-not a pleasant thought.

Of course you can do many things to your property to make it less attractive to a burglar. When the bad guys go 'shopping' for their next victim they look for an easy mark. They don't want any trouble.

Here are some inexpensive ways to help prevent home burglaries and provide some security for your most valued possession-your home.

Motion Activated Spotlights--are easy to install, relatively inexpensive lighting systems activated by motion detectors. One of the things burglars don't like is LIGHT.

Signs For an Alarm Company--if they see a sign that the property is protected by an alarm system even if you don't have one they are much less likely to target the home.

Neighborhood Watch Program Signs--if you don't have a Neighborhood Watch Program set up-start one.

Dummy Surveillance Cameras--dummy surveillance cameras have a proven track record in reducing.

NRA Stickers--send a signal to a potential burglar that an occupant of the home may be armed.

Window and Door Alarms-are set to trigger an alarm if they are opened. The bad guys don't need/want the attention.

On the medium side expense wise are a wired indoor/outdoor Infrared IP Surveillance System at less than $400.00 and the USB DVR 4 Channel Surveillance System at less than $500.00. Both of these options are easy to use and install giving you the added capability of watching your home from any where on the internet.

The big thing though is you can do all of this yourself for a lot less money than the security companies will charge you. A great price for some peace of mind and some protection for your most valuable asset-your home!

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