Securing Your Windows and Doors 

June 3, 2020 9:05 am Published by

Protecting your home is of paramount importance to most homeowners. Whether it is keeping those that you love safe while they are inside, or keeping those with malicious intent out, the goal is still the same- the security of your family. 

One of the main entry points for any home are the doors and windows. Most homes have several access points including front and back doors, basement access, or bulkhead doors. Then, there are the multitude of windows that could be used to access the interior of your home.

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The Statistics 

According to a report from the State of Safety in America 2020, break-ins are the number one property crime concern across America. Nearly 40% of all Americans reported a personal experience with either violent or property crime in the past 12 months. That’s a 73% jump from 2019.

While the FBI reports that there has been a drop of nearly 4% in the rate of violent crime across the country between 2017 and 2018 , this report shows a 50% increase in the number of people who told us they’d had a personal experience with violent crime in the past year. These numbers tell us that home safety is more important than ever in our country. 

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Home Security and Access Control 

In order to protect any residential property, some of the first areas you will want to secure are the doors, windows, and main points of entry to your property. 

Start by deterring burglars with the installation of remote sensor lights on your property. Remote sensors can turn floodlights and spotlights on to illuminate  common access areas such backdoors, basement entrances, and front walkways. 

From there you may want to consider a comprehensive home security system. These systems can include: high quality window and door locks, window and door sensors, access controls that can be integrated into your smartphone for remote activation, and security cameras that will allow you to keep an eye on your home and property even while you are out. 

Not only do these systems allow you to lock and unlock your home for babysitters, children, and visitors, it will also allow you to remotely check on the status of your property. For some systems that includes temperature checks, connectivity to CO, smoke detection, and fire controls, as well as continuous high water monitoring. These comprehensive systems can give you peace of mind when you need to be away from your property or even while you are at home. 

Talk to Instant Alarm about installing a home security system that will give you greater confidence when it comes to your family and home.