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Securing Your Life: The Ultimate Guide to Home Security

By The ITS Crew

Physical Security Tips

Physical security of your home is one of the most important things to consider. Burglaries, vandalism and home invasions make it essential to have a plan in place to protect against them. Today we’re highlighting some of the most important articles we’ve written here at ITS that discuss everything you need to know about home security and how to protect yourself and your family.

Tips to Protect You and Your Family Against Home Invasions

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Home invasions happen, whether you think they will or not. They’re usually quick and extremely violent, but prior planning can help you to react or prevent them from happening at all.

Are you and your family prepared for a home invasion? Click here for more Tips to Protect You and Your Family Against Home Invasions.

Protect Your Castle: Know Your Neighborhood and its Criminals

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Your home is your castle, whether it’s an apartment, a house or a tent in the woods. Knowing your surroundings and being familiar enough with the baseline, is paramount to your overall safety plan.

Do you know your neighborhood well enough to know if something out of the ordinary is occurring? Do you know alternative ways in and out if your primary route is blocked? Click here for more information about Protecting Your Castle: Knowing Your Neighborhood and its Criminals.

Can a Door Devil Anti-Kick Upgrade Prevent Multiple Attackers?

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The Door Devil Anti-Kick Upgrade can buy valuable time during a break in or home invasion. While no security method is guaranteed, we tested the strength of the Door Devil Anti-Kick upgrade and you might be surprised at the results. Click here to see the results from our test of the Door Devil.

Top 10 Garage Door Security Tips to Prevent Break-Ins

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Garage doors are a common weak point when looking at security in a whole-home approach and an easy target for thieves. Garage doors are not only a weakness, but provide criminals a shelter once inside. To the casual passerby an open garage with a work truck pulled up to it doesn’t look out of place or scream break-in.

Securing your garage door doesn’t just mean the roll-up door; you need to view every entrance point as a vulnerability. Click here to read the Top 10 Garage Door Security Tips to Prevent Break-Ins.

Beat The Clock: Most Burglaries Take Place in Minutes

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What can you do in eight minutes? Check your e-mail, make a quick lunch or run to the store? Eight minutes doesn’t give law abiding citizens the opportunity to achieve much, but that’s all the time a burglar needs to ransack your property. Many burglars have said that it takes only 8-12 minutes to get in and out of a home.

That’s quick! But a burglary needs to be fast and the longer the crook stays inside your house, the greater the chances of being caught. Click here for tips on slowing a burglar down during a break-in.

Remember, all security is just buying time. Do you use the methods mentioned in these articles or do you have your own solutions to these physical security issues? Let us know in the comments below.

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Discussion

8 comments
CatSieg1
CatSieg1

This post is going to be odd. I ran across this site today in one of my many searches on home security. I'm searching for information on what home security systems can't be (or are extremely difficult to) get past/bypass. My security issue involves a stalker, and is outside the norm, and I'm having a hard time finding a company/person/system that seems to know what they are doing. I apologize if this post is really outside your normal ones, but after reading some articles on this site I feel someone might have real knowledge that could help direct me.

i don't need sales people who 'yes ma'am" me about how their wireless alarm system can't be bypassed. Unfortunately for me, I know for a fact they can be bypassed. A camera does me no good if it can be turned off before he even gets to the house.

The police can tell me I need a system, but apparently not what system or how to find someone good who can do this all at once. It won't help me if there's a hole anywhere. I know there are many issues with security systems, but only because I've read articles on them, not because I have enough knowledge to discern good over bad. I know enough to question, but not enough to decide if a system is what I need.

Please, if you have any information on how to find a good company, and trustworthy system please advise. Or if you have any knowledge of what to ask for/trust from companies like ADT, Centurylink, Lloyds.. Please direct me to the information.

JoeFreedom
JoeFreedom

I just put out a couple of signs that say protected by GLOCK.  

Sam Jonathan
Sam Jonathan

Great timing. My neighborhood just had their annual COPS meeting this week, and a lot of people are clueless on how to protect themselves. I passed this on to the whole neighborhood.

Michael Allen
Michael Allen

I'm thinking about a new security system from Smith & Wesson!

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman

You know my father in law taught me a valuable lesson a long time ago. Locks are made for honest people. The only thing going to stop someone entering your home, is you and your significant other properly trained cocked locked and ready to rock waiting on the other side.

Greg Henry
Greg Henry

This knob is installed upside down.

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