If you are designing a new home or making improvements to your existing home, you shouldn’t overlook the importance of incorporating safety and security. These important features can protect your valuables, your family, and your property.
Perimeter Security of Your Property
Motion Detector Lights
Protective security doors now offer even more options for incorporating security and safety into your new home design. When you are creating a new home, you might add additional doors and windows for easy access into each area of your home, such as:
- garage door
- backyard door
- patio door
- front door
- side door
With new home security features you can integrate protective doors that come with some of the same features you can apply to sliding glass doors or large windows including specialized smart locks that necessitate a code rather than a key, or are link to your smartphone so that you can use your phone to provide access into and out of your house. Things like smart locks are more challenging for burglars than a traditional lock and key that can be picked with a kit ordered online.
You can also enjoy upgraded home security features for your screen doors so that you can work throughout the day or allow a cool breeze in your home in the evening, moving back and forth between your patio in your house knowing that all the while if somebody opens the front screen door, it will trigger an alarm or send a notification to your phone.
Caught on Camera
A good residential locksmith can help you install security cameras. Security cameras are not only beneficial for the perimeter of your property but they give you the opportunity to catch criminals in the act if the worst should happen, providing law enforcement with the information they need to conduct a follow-up. Cameras should be designed so that they are stationed high enough up that they cannot be tampered with and used in conjunction with motion detector lights so that lights provide Illumination in the same field of view as the cameras would record. You certainly don’t want to invest time and effort into installing home security cameras only to find them completely blinded when an Invader triggers your motion detector lights.
Overall, the best security features are those that integrate some combination of all of these components. Light alone may not deter every burglar but lights and a camera can certainly catch unwanted guests by surprise. Similarly, alarms on screen doors and windows will go a long way toward preventing the casual thief who was looking for an easy break in, and give you the peace of mind to be anywhere on your property knowing that every entrance is safe.