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A Little Naive

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Post contributed by Leonard Phelps

 

I wonder if it is really necessary to get home security naperville services. I mean, I always thought this part of Illinois was very safe. Maybe I am naïve, but I just have this idea that people will not do the wrong things. No doubt, I am constantly disappointed when I watch the news or just hear stories from people at work about people breaking into houses, stealing things and that sort of thing. I mean maybe it is more necessary than I thought to get home security systems. I just want to think the best of people an the fact that I cannot kills me. I know it is probably better to be safe than sorry when it comes to keeping your house safe, but I just do not know if I can go that far to say I need a home monitoring system to keep me safe from people. I told my friend about the fact that I thought home security was unnecessary. She definitely disagreed since she had had her house broken into twice before she got a home security system.

 

Safe and Secure

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As I write this, Hurricane Irene is barreling up the East Coast, and millions — including my family and me — are bracing for the worst.  Six years ago, I lost half my house to the tail end of Hurricane Dennis, and I do not live in a flood zone.  Weather patterns are changing drastically and rapidly; none of us, regardless of our geographic locations, are safe from their whims.  However, if we are proactive, the danger from natural and other disasters can be mitigated.


ADT, the company you’ve come to associate with the highest quality in home security systems, has gone beyond protecting your home and family against intruders. In home security searcy and elsewhere, you will find that ADT now offers even broader safeguards and greater peace of mind.  The company now provides two-way speak phones, with direct linkage from your home to their offices.  In the event of a dire emergency, you’ll have the ability to contact them directly so that they can coordinate the appropriate emergency response for you.


The set-up/installation cost and the monthly fees are so much more affordable than you may have imagined.  Think about it.  If a tree crashes through your roof in a storm, if fire breaks out, if a loved one takes a nasty spill, if your aging parents fall ill, if your carbon dioxide alarm screams out a warning, or if any other emergency occurs, ADT will be there for you, even if your home floods during a hurricane like Irene.


Approximately twenty-four hours now before Irene begins her wreckage in my area, most of us are tracking this monster storm. Many of us have HD TV.  But only those of us who have Direct TV have access to the widest number of weather channels dedicated to 24-hour coverage, as well as the clearest picture and the best sounds.  With more than 170 regular channels (sports, home improvement, cooking, heath, sit-coms, the news, films, and more), as well as options for sought-after premier channels, DirectTV delivers 285 choices for viewers: more than any other provider. 


A Happy Ending

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The young woman stepped out of the shower and, in what she assumed to be the privacy of her own home, slipped into her terrycloth robe.  Hearing a sudden crash at the back of her house, she ran to the bedroom window, looked down into her yard, and saw, in the blink of an eye, two men in ski masks burst through her back door.  Her first instinct was to protect the baby: her four-month-old daughter, asleep in her crib.  The woman grabbed her cell phone, ran to the baby’s room, and locked the door.  With her heart pounding in her chest, she dialed 911.  Thankfully, the police arrived in time to apprehend the suspects before they could hurt — or worse — the woman and her child.   This is a true story; it happened to one of my in-laws.


The young mother still shudders to think what may have happened had she been in the shower a few minutes longer and had not been able to make that call.  Immediately after this terrifying incident, she and her husband contacted a professional service to install a home security system in their residence.  The family now has greater peace of mind.  It was an investment well worth making, actually less expensive than my in-laws had assumed it would be.


If you, too, prize the safety of your family and your belongings, contact reliable, ADT-authorized professionals: contact home security benton.  With a range of options for a network of security monitoring devices and immediate linkage to your local police department, you can rest a bit easier.


Now that my in-laws are more confident of their personal safety and the security of their home, they’re relaxing a little more.  One of the things that they’re enjoying is DirectTV.  With nearly 300 channels in all, and more than 160 of those in HD format, she enjoys her movies and concerts, he settles in with his sports and news programs, and their little girl, now 17 months old, loves her animated movies.


Don’t you just love happy endings?    ☺ 


Home Security Tips

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In creating a fortress of one’s home, one can take the obvious route of installing a state-of-the-art electronic security system.  Such a system includes devices that detect forced intrusions and simultaneously alerts the local police force of the break-in.  They usually include active, continuous monitoring by professionals.  With a system of this nature, one creates an entire home security team.


Whether or not one chooses to make the investment required to install and maintain such a system, however, there are simple things that can be done to help ensure that your property is not an easy target for thieves.  Various police departments, including the Fort Worth, PD, offer recommendations to safeguard your property and possessions.


These proactive police security tips are designed to prevent the theft of property, and worse.  They target intruders who “case” your property as well as those who may choose your home on the spur-of-the-moment, because you’ve made it easy for them to do so.  These suggestions should be followed when you are on an extended vacation, and/or away from your home over the course of the workday.


  • Leave a lamp on in at least one room of the house, and vary the rooms from week to week.


  • Leave a radio playing tuned to a normal audio level.


  • Ensure that the lights at the front and back entrances of your home are lit at night; replace dead bulbs promptly.  If you’re not home to turn on these lights, the internal ones, or the radio, buy automatic timers.  They are small investments well worth the price.


If you are planning a vacation or a business trip:


  • Don’t announce your plans to every Tom, Dick and Harry (i.e., the cashier at the checkout line and anyone else in line who can overhear you).


  • Make arrangements with your local Post Office to hold your mail while you are gone.  It’s as simple as signing a form, and you can retrieve your mail when you return.  An overflowing mailbox telegraphs that no one is at home.


  • If you normally park your car in your driveway or on the street, have a friend park his or her car in its place.  It will give the impression that someone is present on the property.


  • Have someone water your lawn and outdoor plants while you are gone.  If you need to pay a service to do this, it will be less expensive and a lot less stressful than having to replace whatever may be stolen or damaged in or around your house.


Nothing in life is guaranteed.  But following these tips will make you and your family less likely to fall victim to thieves and predators. 

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