When Should I Use My Security System?
Most homes and commercial properties have some sort of security in place, whether that’s an intruder alarm and cameras or perimeter gates and deadlocks. One of the most frequently asked questions when installing these security measures is when they should be used.
In short, the answer is all of the time.
Read on as we explore why it’s paramount to use your security system at all times.
More than a deterrent
Some security measures are renowned as a deterrent for potential burglars or vandals. The mere sight of an intruder alarm or CCTV camera will send a lot of criminals running. That’s why a lot of people have them installed. But it’s also important to remember what they can do beyond deterring burglars.
Your locks will make it much harder for someone to get through your doors or windows. Perimeter gates will stop them simply walking onto your premises. An intruder alarm can alert you, those nearby or even the authorities. If the worst does happen, cameras will catch them in the act, making it easier for authorities to find the culprit.
Getting into the right habits
Considering all of the above, it’s so important to use your security system rather than simply having it there as a deterrent. It could be the difference between someone attempting to break in, perhaps damaging your door before fleeing, and someone actually getting in and taking your possessions.
That’s why we advise customers to activate any security equipment they have whenever they leave their homes. Lock all doors and windows, switch on the alarm system and keep any gates closed, whether you’re going out to work for the day or just heading to the shop for 30 minutes.
Soon enough, it will simply become a habit. While you’re at it, make sure any valuable items are locked away and out of sight for good measure. Soon enough, you will be doing it automatically and minimising the risk of burglary.
What about when I’m home?
Unfortunately, burglary and vandalism aren’t restricted to empty homes. There are some cases where people break in while you’re inside your house. Maybe you’re upstairs asleep, busy in the back garden or just watching TV in the lounge. If your door isn’t locked, burglars can be as discreet as they like.
While you can’t keep your intruder alarm on, we would always recommend locking your doors and windows even when you’re at home, for maximum security. Remember, it only takes a second to unlock when needed, but it could protect you from a costly break in.
Protect your property
If you’ve got the security measures there, it’s best to use them whenever possible. But what if you don’t have the right measures installed in the first place? That’s where we can help.
Selectron is Bermuda’s dedicated team of security experts. From cameras and alarms to automated lighting and access control, we provide an array of innovative products for residential security and commercial properties.
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Get in touch with our expert team by calling +1 441 236 4181