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No one wants something bad to happen to their home and their family. Whether you have just moved into a new house in a new place or want to improve the security of your home, there are lots of choices to choose from. But before purchasing any of these, you need to determine what type of pre-installed security system in your new home because each home or apartment you move into will come equipped with basic security like smoke detectors.  However, you can always increase a notch further by purchasing one of these security systems.

Burglar Alarm

Locking up our doors and windows is simply insufficient to secure your home as thieves have evolved into more expert burglars. Thieves can now open even the most sophisticated lock, and your windows and doors are no exemption. With the help of these sensors, your security system should set off an alarm in the event that an attempted burglary does take place.  This enables you to take countermeasures to defend your family and your home, but make sure to notify the authorities and your security company first before doing heroic acts that might lead to fatal injury.

Security Camera

An expensive approach in making your home more secure. This security system can record day to day activities covering 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  You can even replay your activity as far back as when the system was first installed. With the strategic positioning of the cameras, burglars will then have a difficult time entering your home without getting caught or recorded by the camera thus giving the authority some help in identifying the thief. This camera also has a sensor that can set off an alarm when it detects movement, giving you extra security while you sleep.

Timed Lights

Another way to make your house more secure is to place a timer on your lights. Turning on your lights 24/7 will not scare away burglars. These timer lights are equipped with sensors and when someone moves or walks in front of them, the light will turn on making the thieves to doubt about entering your property. You can set your driveway to light up to see if anyone is coming up your driveway.  These sensors can also be placed on your porch, surrounding the house, and at your back door. The bulb used is so bright that you will send the proper silent warning when it turns on.

Panic Room

The most secure and most expensive security system ever installed in your house. This special room built inside your house is as strong as a bank vault and cannot be tampered or broken into. In case of a breach in security, the whole family can fit into this room and get through to the police while staying hidden from the intruders and can safely wait for the authorities for rescue. If you don’t have the budget or the need to have a panic room, then why not just settle for a panic button? These buttons can be installed anywhere in your house and will alarm the authorities when pressed. This is a great tool when you find yourself in a hostage situation.


Home security systems need to be looked at and properly evaluated before buying your chosen system. If you feel that you need more assurance at home, then these are the options you’ll surely need. Start protecting your family and home today! It’s better to be safe than sorry.

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Source: City of Mt. Juliet

Don’t Lit Your House

Home is the place where you feel safest

We love sitting beside a bonfire at the beach, cooking our hot-dogs and marshmallows, enjoying it together with our love ones. But it’s another story when the fire comes from inside the house. Fire is a force of nature that is so ferocious and destructive, it can burn almost everything that crosses its path leaving only ashes and despair. We don’t want that to happen in our house, “do we?” You can defend your home and each member of the family by installing smoke detectors in every room, this will help detect a possible fire threat and put it out before it get worse.

Statically speaking, 4200 Americans dies and approximately 21,000 are injured every year because of house fires. One of the leading type of house fires is caused by faulty electrical wires, by not following some simple rules of electrical safety, you will likely have an electrical fire in your home. These bad habits are extremely dangerous. To prevent it from happening, always buy the right size of fuse for your electrical panel board or your circuit breaker, this safety device is designed to limit electrical load to a safe level. Water and electricity are a bad pair, always install Ground Fault Circuit Interrupting (GFCI) type of outdoor switches and receptacles, in the bathrooms, kitchens, and anywhere else near water.

Your heating equipment can also be hazardous when left unattended like gas stoves, gas ovens, and gas dryers. Never left these equipments running without being operated or being watched, one simple malfunction can lead to a disaster. Gas operated equipments should also be checked regularly if there are some leakage, you can do this by preparing a small amount of liquid soap diluted with water and put in a sprayer bottle, then spray the soap mixture to every pipe ends and bent corners of your hose or pipes, you need to observe if there are bubbles forming, if it does, then it means that you have some leakage in your gas pipe or hose. Immediately contact professionals to fix it as soon as possible.

Scented candles on the other hand is popularly used because of their good scent, and some people enjoy the mood they create. If it can’t be helped and you need to use candles for illuminating your home, especially when the power in your area is shut off, make sure to place it on top of a ceramic base and surrounded with water, just in case if you fell asleep, you don’t have to worry about putting it out.

Arson is a crime of maliciously and intentionally, or recklessly starting a fire or causing an explosion leading to damage of properties. In the United States, most fire-setters are either children or youngster younger than 18.

With all these factors, do you think it is the proper time to invest for smoke detectors? They might cost you a fortune, but it will give you the chance to save your property and everyone’s life under your roof.

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Source: Engineering Portal