These days, homeowners can’t do enough to keep their homes and their families safe. This includes installing a home security system, using the services of a third-party monitoring company and making common sense decisions that will make your house safer. One proactive measure that many people are choosing to implement is the hiring of a residential security guard. This might seem like they are going a bit overboard, but really there is no such thing as overboard if you truly want the make your house as safe as it can be.
When it comes to home security, guarding the points of entry to the home is crucial. Windows are a common method for burglars to gain entry. This means that windows should have some form of protection that will prevent burglars from entering. If a home is prewired, sometimes there will be wires that can be used for a glass break. These wires are sometimes naked, but they can also have contact around them, depending on what the builder wanted. If the wires are naked, the alarm installation crew will cover them with contact when installing an alarm system. These wires should run to all of the windows in the house and even to the doors. Of course, not every home is prewired. There are three different methods of protecting windows. If a home is not prewired, the best way to protect it is through a motion detector.