Even if you have taken out an insurance policy that is more than adequate for your home and property, it does not mean you can relax and throw all precautions to the wind. Most insurance companies take off a portion of your premium when you can show that you have an alarm system and have taken smart steps to secure your property against potential incidents such as burglary.
Good Doors and Alarm System For Your Safety
It certainly pays not only for your insurance but also for your personal safety and property to not only have an alarm system, but to also choose high quality doors and frames for your home. Experts recommend fiberglass or solid wood core entryways that open outward to counter-check forced entry. A grate or grill on windows provide an additional layer of security in that it makes it more difficult for burglars to gain entry into your home and will think twice before attempting to do so. However, having these on your windows may not be aesthetically pleasing.
Safety Features to Consider
Outdoor lights ideally should be around 8 feet high up to prevent burglars from easily removing the bulbs. Install an alarm system that can be tripped so that when the alarm sounds, the burglar knows he has little time left before curious neighbors and the police start checking things out. This monitored alarm system gives a burglar only a few loud minutes to figure out the combinations to the safe or find valuables kept in secret storage, and most thieves won’t hang around long enough to do either when an alarm system is going off.
Steps to Take when Going Away
Before you go on a trip, mow your lawn and arrange for a neighbor to pick up your mail and newspaper (or have them stopped temporarily), and pay someone to shovel snow (when that ever happens around here) or rake leaves to keep your yard cleared. The idea is to make your home appear occupied at all times. More importantly, have your doors fixed and strengthened with help from the professionals at Coastal Contract Hardware.
Coastal Contract Hardware is experienced in all facets of the commercial and residential locksmith trade, door installation and repair. We carry safes and can assist with your home alarm system and security! We service areas in North and South Carolina such as Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Garden City, North Myrtle Beach, Little River, Conway, Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Island, and Horry County, SC and other surrounding areas. To find out more, get in touch by visiting our contact page and filling out the form or call us at 843-946-3500. Be sure to follow us on Twitter as well!