Whether you made a recent home purchase, or have an existing home or commercial property, taking proactive steps to ensure your property is secure far outweighs the costs and burden that comes in dealing with the damages caused by intruders.
Security of any property is the primary means of protecting your equipment, valuables, heirlooms, inventory and, most importantly, your family and employees.
It’s easy to believe your property is sufficiently secure until tragedy proves otherwise. To take precautionary measures, here are three pro tips for securing your home or business.
To ensure optimal protection, assess your property and identify possible vulnerable points. Consider a free, no-obligation consultation with a PSI tech to perform a walk-through on both the exterior and interior of your property to help identify specific solutions your property requires for maximum security.
Think seriously about who you give a key or code to access to your home. Perhaps you’ll want to provide access to your cleaning company, dog walker, nanny, or other service provider. Prior to giving out a key or code to others, take steps to ensure they are a trusted source.
When buying, you have no idea who had a key prior to your ownership. Keys can be duplicated and passed on to others who may not have permission to enter your home. When in doubt, change the locks on your doors. Better yet, take the next step of installing an access-control system that will eliminate the need for keys.
Mix Your Methods
By strategically blending a variety of security measures, your property becomes more difficult to breach and less attractive to intruders. For example, a burglar alarm does not always keep an intruder out, it’s merely a deterrent. An alarm notifies an intruder has been detected; however, this does not entirely prevent or eliminate intruders. Similarly, locks can be picked. High-security locks do deter, but there are always risks. Locks are only as secure as the door or door frame to which they are secured.
Intruders choose the target of least resistance. By establishing multiple levels of security on a property, it will require more time and effort for someone to compromise your protection.
Life safety is our commitment to you. To learn more, call PSI today for a free, no-obligation in-home consultation: 206-322-3186. And while you’re here check out Skybell — a smart video doorbell that allows you to see, hear, and speak to the visitor at their door whether you’re at home, at work, or on the go!