There are several myths associated with home security and therefore, below we have attempted to answer a few in order to provide a number of true answers.
Myth 1: I have a dog; I do not need home security products
Dogs are protective in nature and when trained properly can scare off potential burglars. However, a dog will not prevent a robbery. Criminals can distract your dog by bringing a tasty treat or can even harm the animal.
We have found a report published in July 2017 about a family losing its pet dog while they were on a family holiday. The burglars used a cat statue to smash a window to get inside the house. Then they killed the family’s pet dog Jenson, a Pomeranian with the same statue. They beat the dog to death before burgling the house.
With this in mind, never leave your home security to one item, its always best to have numerous security practices in place in order to have the best chance of staying safe and secure.
Myth 2: Home security is of no use when you live in a good neighbourhood
The myth that your home is safe from burglars when you live in a friendly and nice neighbourhood is entirely nonsensical. Even if your neighbours are attentive, you cannot entirely rely on them to stop your home from getting robbed.
It makes no difference for expertburglars whether your neighbours are attentive or you live in a well-lit neighbourhood. They simply know how to get past every obstacle and break into your home. Installing a professional and effective home security system will ensure that your home is protected and monitored 24*7 and is therefore the best deterent.
Myth 3: DIY home security products provide adequate overall home protection
Often, people choose DIY home security products thinking that they will deter burglars whilst saving instalation expense. This is entirely untrue, because DIY home security products are untested and therefore, installing them doesn’t protect your home. They can malfunction and aren’t 100% fool proof. DIY home security products are not on par with professional home security systems that are professionally installed and effectively monitored.
Myth 4: If it works for others, it will work for me
Home security is not a one-size-fits-all solution as the risk areas in every home are different. Installing a home security system recommended by friends and neighbours is a wrong step. Take advantage of the free, no-obligation home security survey offered by ProtectMyProperty.co.uk. The surveyor, a security expert, will check the vulnerable areas in and around your home and will suggest ideal security solution that will give you peace of mind and effectively protect your home.
Myth 5: Home security systems aren’t fool proof
There’s a big misconception that home security systems arent trustworthy. Professional home security products such as the ones offered by ProtectMyProperty.co.uk are designed keeping in mind the tactics used by burglars and therefore enable you to rest assured that your home is adequately protected.
You can check the security options offered by ProtectMyProperty.co.uk at the following link https://www.protectmyproperty.co.uk/home-security you can also find access to our free and no obligation security survey that will inform you exactly what the best system to utilise is and where to install it!
4 December 2017
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