Protecting Your Jacksonville Home

While the suburbs of Jacksonville, Florida are not rampant in crime like in other parts of the country, it is still a good idea to protect your home and property. Especially when you also have young children to think about. You don’t have to turn your house into Fort Knox to do this, instead invest in some good home security devices and sleep better at night knowing that your home and family are safe and secure.

Home Security Systems

A home security system is probably the most popular way to protect your home, and the most effective, but it is usually the most expensive. If you are frugal like me you are going to want to shop around for a home security company that is priced in your budget. Remember, you are not only paying for the installation of the home security system but also for the monthly service of having it.

These systems are tied into a central base where a breach is called in to the local police for you. This type of system can add anywhere from $50 to $100 bucks to your monthly budget.

Locks

Seems so simple, but would be burglars hate to have to deal with a bunch of locks. Check that the locks on all of your home’s windows are in good working order even if they are on the second floor. Burglars have been known to use a ladder. Your front door and any other main point of entrance should be dead bolted and have a chain as well for when you do have to open the door for a stranger.

Your most vulnerable spot is at the sliding door that opens to the backyard. Not only does your yard block this point of entry from view, the locks on these doors are normally not very good. Check yours and consider either investing in another lock or another type of door that can be dead bolted.

Pet Protection

Nothing says stay away better than a growling dog. The trouble is you also have to worry about protecting them from harm. One way to do accomplish this while still protecting your property is with wireless dog fences. According to www.k9fencereviews.com, PetSafe PIF 300s give your dog full run of the yard to the limit that you impose. This keeps the entire perimeter of your property guarded from unwanted intruders.

Motion Sensor Lights

Just imagine the look on a would be robbers face when it is suddenly illuminated by a bright light. Motion sensor lights turn on whenever something moves within their radar. Pointed at the vulnerable points of your home, this is a great way to catch a thief red handed.

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Consider the level of protection you need and your budget when looking into securing your Jacksonville home. You want to give your family the maximum protection they deserve at a price that is not going to break your bank. Even if you have to spend a little, the cost of the peace of mind that having a secure home gives is priceless.