Advice To Make Your House A Safer Place To Live

April 18th, 2022

Safety and security are topics that people in Chico, CA take extremely seriously these days, and why wouldn't they? There are all sorts of things happening in the world today that leave folks feeling as if they have to keep a lookout over their shoulder at every turn. For example, acts of gun violence are occurring everywhere, from schools to offices to public events. Although the number of burglaries in the U.S. declined 7.6-percent from 2016 to 2017, there were still 1,401,840 burglaries in 2017, which is quite a lot.

According to a study by the FBI, residential properties accounted for 67.2-percent of all burglary offenses. So, it is easy to see why citizens might have concerns about their safety and well-being. However, residents shouldn't have to feel unsafe or vulnerable in their own homes. Hence, curious persons should read further to learn about some advice and tips that will assist them in feeling comfortable in their structures.


Install An Alarm

Loads of burglars skip homes that have visible security systems. Therefore, by posting signs on windows or in open areas of the lawn, it becomes evident to thieves that the house is safeguarded. In turn, they will usually head out in search of another property that has no protection. After all, they don't want to become seen due to the high-pitched blaring sound of an alarm going off after they have broken a window or jimmied a door. It is also a good idea to keep the passcode in a safe location away from the keypad.

Taking this precaution will prevent a burglar from being able to disarm the system quickly. Additionally, homeowners will want to update the response call list regularly. This will assure that the correct individuals get informed whenever an incident arises.


The Importance Of Security Cameras in Chico

Most of today's security devices are compatible with smartphones. With the help of an app or piece of software, homeowners can monitor the premises remotely. Heck, they can even receive alerts when someone is approaching their home. Much like an alarm, these devices are also deterrents. However, if a person decides to commit an illegal act anyway, he or she will be captured doing so in crystal clear detail. Thus, if they steal valuables or vandalize your property, the police can utilize the footage to identify the suspect and make an arrest.


Ensure That Your Doors And Windows Are Locked

It has been well documented that, in many cases, burglars simply slip inside via an unlocked door or window. Sometimes, they even enter through the front door. Lots of people enjoy letting fresh air into the house when the weather outside is just right. If you are one of them, make it a point to lock everything back up tightly as failing to do so could be a recipe for disaster. Many criminals are opportunistic. In other words, they wait for a homeowner to slip up and take advantage of the situation. Heed this advice to rest assured that your home is safe for you, your family, and guests.

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With 16 years of experience in law enforcement, Tim Truby, CEO, is fully certified in video surveillance and training.

  • Certified Advanced Crime Prevention Specialist
  • Academy Instructor Certification
  • California POST Certification in Specialized Surveillance Equipment
  • California POST Certification in Basic Crime Prevention
    • Advanced Crime Prevention through Environmental Design
    • Certified Alibi Security Dealer
    • Enhanced Risk and Threat Assessment (FEMA)
    • Incident Command System (100 & 200)
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    • Computer Crimes/Investigations
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