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Home Security in San Francisco Means Staying Aware of Common Risks

While they may have already made the wise choice to invest in CA security systems, homeowners and their families can still fall prey to some common home security risks if they don’t stay mindful.

Take Care When it Comes to Spare Keys

Modern criminals are savvy; they know where to look and how to break into secret hiding places. Your best bet is to avoid keeping a spare anywhere on your property. You can consider keeping a key with trustworthy neighbors, but you risk them not being available when you need them. Today’s CA security systems are capable of providing the ideal options, which include remote access to your home, allowing you to enter via wireless device (such as your smartphone or tablet) or a keyfob.

Control Your Lighting

You can make it more difficult for potential thieves to hide under the blanket of the nighttime darkness when you use motion-activated lights outside your home or solar powered lighting that illuminates your paths and entrances. Take advantage of timers to supplement your existing home security in San Francisco. If you arrive home late from work or know that you will be away for the night, timed lights that turn on and off throughout your home will give the illusion that someone is home. With All-Guard Alarm Systems’ All-Connect technology, you can even control your home lighting (as well as other features) from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop.

Always Make Sure Points of Entry are Secure

Statistics show the most common points of entry are through the front and back doors, and the most common method of a forced entry is by kicking in the door. This should tell you that making sure your doors are strong, secure and protected is extremely important to home security. Install a heavy-duty deadbolt with a one inch throw bolt, a knob-in-lock set with a dead latch mechanism, a quality strike plate with three inch screws into the frame, and a wide angle peephole. Use a solid core or metal door at all entrance points of your home. During warmer months, windows are more frequently used as a point of entry for criminals if left open by the homeowner. Don’t rely on the windows’ latching mechanism alone for protection either; use a secondary locking device and a wooden stick, dowel or frame pin, depending on the type of window.

Don’t Rely on Neighbors or Pets for Home Security

Too many people have a false sense of security because they believe their neighborhood is safe and good neighbors will always keep watch. While it’s a nice added defense to have, you can’t always rely on others for your home protection. Neighbors have their own distractions and obligations to take away from their neighborhood watch. Dogs can be a good deterrent, but you risk putting your beloved pet at risk when that’s the only security you have. Invest in quality home security in San Francisco for the peace of mind of knowing you have protection against various home threats; there are lots of options to fit your unique needs, preferences and budget, so talk to an All-Guard professional today.

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Livermore, CA 94551
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*Calls to and from All-Guard may be recorded or monitored without further notice to you, for record-keeping, and quality-assurance purposes.
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