This last week I got a call from a good friend of mine. She came home from a day of work to discover that her home had been broken into and she had been robbed. She was calling me to find out if Components could help her out with updating her security system. Yes! The sad thing is that she has an alarm system. In the course of our conversation I asked her if she had turned on the alarm system when she left? Her answer was probably not. She also told me that it wouldn’t have mattered much because they came in through the window and she didn’t have contacts on the windows. My heart broke for her and I was grateful that she wasn’t home when this all happened and that the worst thing that happened was that her pillow case got used as a bag to help empty out her house.
Friends, there are a few little “tricks” that I would like to share with you (maybe again for some of you) that will help you protect your family and your hard earned belongings.
Trick #1 – The first level of protection is an alarm sign in your yard and window decals in each of your windows. This lets a potential intruder know that you may possibly have an alarm system armed and that it would be a safer bet to target a house that doesn’t have these notifications.
Trick #2 – Have an alarm system installed in your home or business. Even if it isn’t armed, it’s there and when a potential burglar looks in your windows if he sees one he won’t know weather it is armed or not – why risk it! Alarms can be as simple as contacts on your doors and windows that will let you know when the door or window is open. You can add a glass break sensor that would alert you if a window was broken. Motion sensors will pick up movement (don’t worry if you have pets – there are sensors that are designed to work with pets!) You can even have security cameras put around or in your home to record activity. We have some great options if you would like to go that route.
Trick #3 – USE YOUR ALARM! It’s no good to you if you don’t use it! With today’s technology, it is so easy to arm and disarm your alarm system – even from your phone or tablet. There just isn’t a good enough excuse NOT to arm your system.
Trick #4 – Have your alarm system monitored. Yes, your alarm system can deter a would be burglar with just a loud siren, but let’s face it – burglars are pretty savvy and they know that the odds of your neighbor running over to see what’s going on is not very likely. Having the police dispatched immediately could save your life and your property. Really, a monitoring service is a very small price to pay to help protect your family and your belongings!
I’m always so sad when bad things happen to good people and so I hope that these few tricks will help you keep your home, business, family and belongings safe and sound! Please allow us at Components to help you with determining how to best put together your security system. We would so rather hear from you before something happens at your home.
Components Electronic Systems
1528 West San Pedro Street Ste. 3
Gilbert, AZ 85233