Whilst most Kansas City residents are proud of their own neighborhoods, the reality is that the chance of being a victim of crime is 1 in 18 in the Kansas City area. To give that number some sort of perspective, the same measurement gives a ratio of only 1 in 30 for Missouri, and in New York the figures are 1 in 52. Of course, this figure is an area average but the indicators are definitely there that better security in the home is an important part of keeping the family safe.
Protection for your home can be a simple matter of installing a burglar alarm, but the reality is that breaking and entering is not the only threat your family’s security can face. Fire and carbon monoxide are two singular dangers to the household and can happen quickly, and in the case of carbon monoxide silently and without warning, not even a smell indicating its presence.
With the advent of reasonably priced video surveillance, this sophisticated technology is now no longer the domain of the rich and famous, but easily comes within the reach of ordinary family budgets. All footage shot by these self-monitoring cameras can be stored remotely, send video clips to you via email, and enable you to make the decisions whether to contact a security service or the police. These cameras are ideal for monitoring your driveway, pool safety, pet or horse monitoring, or even your children’s safety, even when you are not there.
Being out of the home all day or longer means that for that period you are not in control of your premises. With automation, again better value than you might think, it can help you manage power users such as lighting, heating and cooling and other systems that make your home more comfortable. Imagine being able to check on your home via your smart phone, manage security alerts, control lighting, or turn heating on in time to warm the house for your arrival. Rather than relying on primitive timing devices that do not account for your irregular hours, you are now beginning to save money on these facilities. It’s also an excellent way to monitor and alert if your gun safe is tampered with.
Medical alert management and panic buttons are yet more modern features of security. If you have vulnerable family members, you can rest assured that even in your absence they can summon assistance no matter the problem. Panic buttons are also an excellent way of creating confidence for all house members, knowing that help is just a button push away.
These days families have more valuable assets than ever before; anything from precious jewelry to your cherished china heirlooms. Theft, when not associated with breaking and entering, is not always detected early enough to be prevented. By attaching protection sensors, movement can be detected immediately and dealt with, ensuring your valuables remain yours.
All of these systems usually require a phone line. If you don’t have one there are alternatives and can be hired on a monthly basis, giving you immediate peace of mind – and above all, protection.