July 10, 2013 – 12:00 am
Protecting your home and your family is your right and your duty as a homeowner. People choose different ways to defend themselves in different situations – some methods are more effective than others, and when it comes to your home, it’s no different.
Guard dogs and firearms have always been popular selections, but during an emergency, neither choice can call for help. So that leaves home security in the hands of technology. Millions of homeowners equip their homes and apartments with alarm systems every year. Whether it’s do-it-yourself systems or those installed by a professional provider, both kinds lend way to more security than a gun or Fido can provide. And with professional home security, there’s usually a monitoring center that can dispatch help if you need it and monitor what’s going on in your home – either through sensors, alarms or video surveillance – even when you’re not there.
HomeSecurity101.com is a good resource for homeowners to check out the latest trends in home security technology to see what they might be interested in installing in their home. And it never hurts to be aware of common sense home safety measures you can take even if you don’t have an alarm system, a watchdog or a weapon helping you defend your home. Remember: Self-defense methods are about personal safety and can be practiced right in your own home.