Sadly, we live in a world where security is something we all need to give attention to. Ripple Creek Homes works hard to build homes that you and your family can enjoy, and we want you to feel safe and comfortable in your new home. So, in order to help you, we have put together a little outline of some effective forms of security. Hopefully you will be able to find one or two that will suit you best.
There are of course, high-tech, monitored surveillance systems you can attain. These though, tend to be a bit costly, which may be a deal-breaker for some. If you are interested in looking beyond your standard surveillance, you may be surprised at how effective unconventional alarms can be.
Probably the most budget friendly of the security systems on our list, noise makers work to do just that, make noise. The noise will in turn, alert you to an intruder. You can purchase noise making devices from most home improvement stores, or you can even make ones yourselves. These can even be things as simple as strategically placed wind chimes.
Self-monitored surveillance is a very popular choice among homeowners today. Video recording doorbells and other like-minded devices can allow you to see when someone is lurking around your home. The only downfall may be that you most likely will not be able to monitor the footage consistently. The upside, though, is that most of these devices can be connected to your computer and smart phone, and it can be set up in order to alert you whenever it is triggered. This way, even if you are not home, you can keep on eye on your property. Additional bonuses to this type of security is that they are relatively easy to install. If you have a simple understanding of male-female connections, you will be good to go.
When you think of guard dogs, your immediate thought may be the junkyard, but guard dogs are an excellent choice for your family as well. Dogs are considered man’s best friend for more reasons than just being lovable. Dogs are extremely loyal and very responsive to training. Some breeds are better bred for being protective and can also be more intimidating, which you may want to take into consideration. Some pros include guard dogs being very reliable. Dogs are seldom out of commission. The con may include additional costs of food and veterinary bills, as well as the potential to be overly protective of their people and property. So, do be careful to train your dog to respond well when introducing new friends.
Most intruders work under the cover of darkness in order to remain unseen. So, a simple solution for you could be the addition of extra lighting around your home. Motion activated lighting in particular is effective in deterring unwanted guests on your property. You can have a few installed, however, wireless, battery operated lighting is easy to find in stores as well. Since the wireless option can be cheaper, this may make it easier for you to set up several around your home.
When it comes to security, this is definitely an instance where it is better to be safe than sorry. Sometimes, choosing several of the security options may be what makes you feel most comfortable. It is definitely not a bad idea to have a back up form of security. In the end, everyone needs to pick a form a security that is going to be most reliable and convenient for them, and hopefully after reading these options you will feel more equipped to choose a security strategy for your family.
By Ripple Creek Homes 8-29-2019