Home Security Inspection

Posted by Jordan Frankel on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 at 3:43pm.    1867 Views

The Importance of a Home Security Inspection

Home Security InspectionJust as it's important to have a new home inspected to identify and protect you against safety hazards and costly repairs, having your current or future residence inspected by a certified home security inspector can potentially save you thousands of dollars in stolen property.

More importantly, ensuring your home is properly secured against burglars and other home intruders can protect you and your family against what can turn into a violent crime in a matter of seconds.

Home Security Devices Inspectors Look For and Recommend

There are no specific housing codes that must be met to pass a home security inspection. However, expert home security inspectors like myself have a thorough understanding of the methods and devices required to securely protect a residence.

The following are three common home security devices experienced home security inspectors look for and recommend to homeowners.

1. Home Alarm System: A home alarm can protect your family by alerting you the moment a breach occurs. The blaring siren can also serve as an effective deterrent for intruders. Important features an expert home security inspector wants to find in a home alarm system include:

  • An annoyingly loud siren that sounds the instant the alarm is triggered.
  • A panic button with a strategically placed security alarm keypad or wireless remote.
  • Adequate motion & glass break sensors throughout the home.
  • Prominent display of multiple home alarm system signs.
  • A backup battery with a cellular dialer for dialing the alarm monitoring company if phone lines are cut and/or the home experiences a power outage.

Motion-Activated Security Lights2. Motion-Activated Security Lights: Outdoor security lighting that activates upon motion detection can help deter would-be burglars and other intruders by providing a level of startle and intimidation. The two most important features a home security inspector will look for in an outdoor security lighting system include bright, powerful lights and an automatic shut-off feature.

3. Security Glass Protection Film: Every security expert knows that a home's windows are highly vulnerable. To help protect homeowners against burglars and other intruders, a home security inspector will oftentimes recommend installing glass protection film on the interior surface of at-risk windows. The benefit of having this protective film on your windows is that it makes the glass very difficult to break, thwarting the efforts of would-be intruders and giving you time to call the police and find safety.

Important Advice on Choosing a Home Security Inspector

In hiring a home security inspector, be sure he or she has the proper credentials. In addition to having years of hands-on experience, make sure your inspector of choice is certified in home security.

After the completion of your home security inspection, you can expect to receive a detailed written report on your home's security strengths and weaknesses. Take the time to put those important security measures in place to help protect you, your family, and your home against heartless criminals.

Jordan Frankel - The Security Sensei

"For all things security related and outsmarting the proverbial bad guys."

Global Security Experts, Inc. 

Website: www.globalsecurityexperts.com

Email: Jordan@globalsecurityexperts.com 

Phone: 888-380-9350

3 Responses to "Home Security Inspection"

Misty wrote: my home's been broken into a few times, and considering moving to a nicer area but i keep telling my husband that we need better security than just dowels in the sliding glass doors!

Posted on Sunday, July 6th, 2014 at 11:40am.

Greg Hancock wrote: Always, always, ALWAYS use a certified professional whether renovating and remodeling your home, or planning for home security. Love this, keep putting out the good stuff!

Posted on Sunday, July 6th, 2014 at 12:41pm.

Jordan Frankel wrote: Misty and Greg,

Thanks for your comments, I am always available to help with your security concerns. www.askthesecuritysensei.com

Jordan :)

Posted on Sunday, July 27th, 2014 at 5:55pm.

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