Security System flaws that could hurt the home owner

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Flaws in home security systems that could hurt you

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While having a home security system is a good idea, if it has flaws, you’re still going to be vulnerable to thieves and other people who would steal your possessions or do you harm. This is why it’s so important to make sure you take steps to ensure that any security system you have installed in your house (or place of business) is not subject to anything that could cause it to not work. We’re going to go over some tips and advice so you can keep your home safe at all times – even when you’re not around.

Identifying Home Security Flaws

Here’s some tips on how to identify and take care of possibly flaws you might have in your home security system.

  • Weak Points – One of the first things to look at in your security setup is if you have any weak points in the system. For example, you want to make sure you don’t have any blind spots without coverage that thieves could use to get in without you knowing.

  • Old Equipment – Another common flaw in a lot of home security systems is using old equipment. People try to save money by not upgrading their home security system and this can cause a lot of various problems. While you might think you’re saving money by using old equipment, this can really come back to bite you.

  • Poor Video Quality – In addition to security equipment that is generally old, you want to take a look at specifics – like if your video equipment shows a good enough picture to be able to identify people if they do break into your home. These days it isn’t too hard to get high quality cameras that will capture all of the action and save it to a hard drive remotely.

  • Human Error – If you’re relying on human security guards to protect your home, you need to make sure that they’re trustworthy and won’t accept payment to let someone else rob you. Human error (and betrayal) are two of the big reasons that a lot of home security setups fail eventually – even the ones that seem the most secure.

 

Looking at the points above, it’s easy to see that there’s a lot of work to be done to make sure you have your home secured properly. The good news is that it’s not hard if you just take the time and sit down to go through your current security setup step by step and point by point to ensure you have everything covered. If you think there’s anything we missed in our list, feel free to leave us a comment below letting us know what we forgot. When it comes to home security, you can never be too careful.

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Jenny Corteza recently started a job at Reston homes. Her duty is to see the quality of content that is necessary for blogging and SEO. Previously she was doing job with ‘higher price paid’ (same duties as at @reston homes). In the future she want to stick with the job and spent some quality time with her family.

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