Today's criminals rarely break into homes sight unseen. Most scope the home for possible entrances, watch for daily patterns, and create a foolproof plan. Current home security measures don't scare burglars, either. Because of this concern, sophisticated criminals require sophisticated security systems. Here are five signs to warn homeowners their home security system isn't adequate.
If you have a security system, false home alarms are bound to occur at some point. Most home security systems create false alarms. Nevertheless, if the security system is creating too many false home alarms, the level of concern depends on what is causing it. Ignore alarms originating from bumping or touching devices. On the other hand, take notice of false home alarms activating without reason. Alarms that seem to go off for no reason may stem from malfunctioning circuits. Malfunctioning circuits mean the alarm won't work when a real threat is present.
Technology is evolving, so what was formerly trendy is now outdated. Outdated systems connect the entire home to one keypad centered near the front door while requiring a four-digit number to activate and deactivate. The outdated set-it-and-forget-it system is ten years minimum. Consequently, the system may experience a slower response time to activity due to wear and tear. Outdated systems compromise your safety when it should be a watchdog.
Test your home security. If you can sneak past installed home security without detection, others may be able to. Loopholes exist in the system and your home security can’t detect them. Imagine criminals bypassing or disabling alarm systems similar to yours while looking for loopholes. An excellent security system exposes all blind spots and loopholes so criminals can’t enter and exit without detection.
Wires and landlines were in style before mobile and wireless technology dominated. Unfortunately, lightning strikes, rodents, and criminals deactivate wires, rendering them useless during a burglary. While today's home security is technology-enabled, it contains separate imperfections due to cell blocking devices and activation delays. The best security relies on wireless and mobile technology with wires and landlines as a backup.
If the inside is secure, examine the neighborhood through the window and local news. If criminal activity is surging in your neighborhood, revamp your home security now. If the home doesn't contain a security system, invest in one. Your home is a haven, and homeowners must do whatever it takes to protect that safe space. In addition, beef up security measures around doors, windows, garages, and sheds.
Your home security system cannot compete with today's criminals. It requires security systems that can compete and withstand the smartest burglars. Revamp your home security system to a system no burglar can penetrate.