In 2010, there is an estimated 2,159,878 burglary cases in the United States alone. This is based on the Federal Bureau of Investigation reports on the crimes committed within the country. And from these cases, the majority were committed by burglars nearby. This makes one think of the state of his home. Is it secure? What precautionary measures can he do to increase the security of his home?
The number of unwanted intrusions and break-ins nowadays is quite alarming. Regardless of who you are, where you are or whether you’re the owner or the renter, you can be the next victim of property crimes. Renters, after all, are just as likely to be victims of these crimes as the owners.
So how can we make our homes secure? There are a variety of options, of course. One of the common options is the installation of security systems around your home. However, some people would put setting security systems off because of a variety of concerns. First, it could be costly. Having your homes hardwired by professionals, signing contracts, and paying for monthly monitoring fees can be vexing. And that’s if you’re the homeowner. A different problem would arise if you are a renter. You would have to seek approval from the owner first before having his house drilled with walls. Also, some security systems can be unreliable. Customers usually complain about their devices sending false alarm often or other similar issues. Of course, this is unavoidable and a risk one should take if one wants to set the security systems.
To address some of these concerns, DIY home security devices might just be the perfect option for you. Yes, do-it-yourself security devices are already available in the market. Without having to hire professionals to install the systems, you can already save a huge chunk of money just by installing it yourself. Not to mention the absence of contract. In addition, these devices are wireless, and thus flexible. You are granted complete control over the set-up and placement of the device in your home. Also, these devices come in different varieties and features. Some DIY-friendly devices have built-in motion sensors, high decibel alarms, and even night-vision ready cameras. Some can even be connected to your smartphones or computers so you can watch the activities in your home anywhere you are. Indeed, having security systems can be very helpful with the rate of crimes nowadays. Installing one can help you increase the security of your homes. You just have to decide what kind of device and what features are perfect for you and your homes.