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See Your Home Through the Eyes of a Thief to Keep Your Property Safe 

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When you look at your house, you see the place you call home, the place where you raise your family and the place where you sleep soundly every night. But when a burglar looks at your home, he or she sees a house full of valuable items to appropriate and resell.

As a law-abiding citizen, it may be hard for you to think like a criminal. But if you want to protect your home and your family, it is important to see your home with the cold calculating eyes of a burglar. Seeing what the bad guys see when they look at your home is the best way to secure your property and keep criminals outside where they belong.

Light and Darkness

One of the first things a burglar looks for is a safe place to hide away from the prying eyes of neighbors and passersby. If they can find a secluded spot to hide out, they can case your house and look for a safe way in. If not, the would-be thief is likely to move on to a more tempting target.

Wait until dark, then go outside and look at your home with the steely gaze of a burglar. Are there dark shadows and places to hide, or does the exterior lighting make the property look too risky? If the lighting outside your home creates a tempting target, it may be time to go shopping.

Something as simple as a bright spotlight above your front door and pathway lights out front could be enough to convince a burglar to go elsewhere. You do not have to spend a fortune to brighten up your home, so there is no reason not to do it.

Watch the Windows

Even the most unsophisticated burglar knows that your doors will likely be locked after dark and when you go out for the evening. That means they will be looking at the windows for a way in.

Take a look at your windows and put yourself in the mind of that would-be thief. Have the shrubs been allowed to grow up alongside the windows? Does that overgrowth create a ready hiding place for burglars and other bad guys? If so it may be time to get out the hedge trimmers.

Putting yourself in the mind of a burglar is not an easy — or a comfortable — thing to do. Even so, thinking like a bad guy is the best way to protect yourself, and your family, from harm. Knowing what thieves are looking for is the best way to see the flaws in your security system and fix them before it is too late.

Dyezz Surveillance and Security has provided the highest quality of installations and service for video surveillance systems, burglar and fire alarms, access control systems, covert surveillance, bug detection, intercom systems, and home automation since 2001. You can view your home and loved ones easily from your own smartphone through the services we offer.  Lifetime warranties and month to month contracts are available. Contact us today to secure your property and ensure your peace of mind at 800-370-2762 .

Wired vs. Wireless: Home Security System Breakdown

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So you’re looking to improve the security of your home and deter break-ins. There are so many options for alarm systems; how can you choose the right one for your family? Wired and wireless systems both have their benefits, and depending on your personal preferences and the layout of your home, you can select the option that is right for you.

Wired

Hardwired alarm systems have been the go-to for most security companies for many years. They are connected to a control panel in the home through a series of wires. These systems are installed through drilling in the house and can last for many years. These systems need to be installed by a professional, so this is a good choice if your home is large or you are unsure about installing a system yourself. These systems are also more secure in protecting your home against interference. They require very little maintenance, so after the initial installation, you should be set. Wired systems are often ideal in protecting large areas.

However, they can be vulnerable to intruders if the phone lines are cut. They can also be more expensive to install since they require a professional to come out and drill into the house. But if you live in a large house that requires a lot of sensors and protection, the price for wireless might be better than buying additional sensors for a wireless system. It is worth speaking to several different companies to get estimates before making the plunge.

Wireless

Wireless systems are a newer type of home security system that is gaining popularity. These systems are connected over Wi-Fi so you can access the ins and outs of your home from wherever you are. These systems do not require hardwiring or any drilling into the house. They are easy to upgrade since the installation is so simple. If you move around a lot, these systems can easily be packed up and taken to your new house. Wireless security systems offer simple and easy self-installation. However, some companies do provide professional installation if you need it. This can be convenient in a larger home or if you are not confident in your DIY abilities.

Keep in mind that you will need a strong Wi-Fi signal to support a wireless system. They can also be susceptible to interference from other devices in the home, though this occurrence is uncommon. These systems are also battery operated since the sensors are not connected through the wiring in your home. A good system should not need frequent battery changes, but this is still something to keep in mind.

The Bottom Line

Wired systems are a good choice if you intend to stay in the home for a long time since they are permanent. If your home has already been prewired, it is very simple to get your home protected by a company that features hardwired security. Larger homes and areas that do not have Wi-Fi are also better protected with a wired system.

Wireless security systems are ideal for rental homes and apartments because they are nonpermanent, but they are also good choices for any home so long as it is covered by Wi-Fi. They can be easily modified and updated when the company releases new equipment and updated sensors. Wireless systems can also be accessed from a mobile device, so you can control the alarm from wherever you are and monitor movement in your house.

Keep these differences in mind when choosing between a wired and wireless company. Whichever system you decide to go with, wired or wireless, you will now be able to relax knowing your home is better protected.