USE IT OR LOSE IT: USING YOUR SECURITY SYSTEM PROPERLY
Security systems are a great way to keep your family and your home safe from intruders. But even the most comprehensive system only works when it is armed. While most people arm their systems at night, many neglect to do so when leaving home for the day. This is especially true when running out to do errands for an hour or so. This, according to security experts, is a big mistake.
Most burglaries occur during daytime hours. Professionals need only minutes to get inside, grab the good stuff and leave. A family in Delaware County learned this the hard way. While running out to the grocery store, thieves kicked in a back door and made off with cash, heirloom jewelry and electronics. When the residents returned a short time later, they were horrified to find their home had been ransacked. Had their security system been activated, the alarm most likely would have caused the bad guys to run. Police would have been notified and the couple would in all likelihood still have their valuables and peace of mind. Today, most systems can be armed remotely using a cellphones.
Parents of young children should consider having door sensor chimes that ring when the doors are opened. Just ask a local mom whose 18-month old child was able to open a door and get outside alone. Luckily the errant child was discovered quickly before being able to wander off. Door chimes are also valuable for families with a backyard pool. They can be disarmed when not needed.
KEEPING YOU SAFE
Arming your security system is also a good idea when you are spending time outside. If you are cutting the grass you may not notice or hear someone trying to gain entry into your home. Likewise, if you are in the backyard tending to a garden or having a cookout, someone could break into your home without you even knowing it. Setting the alarm if you intend to be outside for any length of time is a good idea. Afterall, it takes only seconds to arm and disarm your system. Make a habit of arming your security system. The peace of mind it provides is invaluable.
Contact Delco Alarm Systems if you need information about security or fire systems. 610-494-9100.