Things You Can Do to Make Your Home a Safe Haven

You see it every day in the news; a home invasion occurs or a home has been broken into.  The victims of these crimes probably thought it couldn’t happen to them.  The fact is that home burglary can happen to anyone at any time.

What can you do to protect your family and your home from becoming a statistic of these crimes?

If you’ve installed a security system, congratulations.  This is an excellent tool for ensuring your family’s safety.  Make sure your system has panic buttons to summon help even if the system is disarmed. Testing the system to ensure it is working properly, at least once a year, is a good practice as well. But what else can you do to make sure your home doesn’t become a target for criminals?  Installing a lighting system is another excellent tool against crime.  No burglar wants to break into a home that is lit up so he can be seen while entering your home.  The most effect lighting system might incorporate some spotlights that are on all the time as well as a few motion detection lights.

Do you have shrubs that are against your home’s foundation?  This is another area of concern.  Many criminals use these shrubs and plantings to hide behind.  Trim them down or get rid of them completely.  This eliminates that hiding place entirely.

Your front and back door are another place that may need some help becoming more secure.  Dead bolts offer a line of defense in a door lock.  The bolt actually goes into the door frame giving it a stronger anchor.  Strengthening the strike plate in the door frame with 3-4” screws and metal support can make a dead bolted very difficult, if not impossible, to get through.  Although they look nice, don’t get a door with glass panes.  These panes are easy to break and the burglar can then reach through and unlock the door.

Being aware and correcting these types of problems will keep you and your family safe.  For additional ideas on security, please call the Nationwide Security Corporation.  We specialize in home and business alarm systems and are committed to your security.  Be safe, call today: 203-785-0300. Serving Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Wireless Home Security and Nationwide Security go Hand-in-Hand

Perhaps you’ve heard of local break-ins on the news, or maybe you have been the unfortunate victim of a burglary yourself. Whatever your motive, you may be seriously considering making an investment in the safety of your home and family by purchasing a home security system… but something makes you hesitate.

Even though you want your loved ones to be safe, you might be dreading the thought of a contractor spending days, trying to install a clunky and cumbersome security system. In addition to drawing unwanted visual attention, many home security systems require miles of wire and connection points to function properly. When you compare all the hard work (and money) that goes into installing a home burglary system with the chances of your home being robbed, is buying a home security system really worth it?

Here at Nationwide Security Corporation, we believe that protecting your family and home is priceless. We also know that people do not have the time & patience, or home structure doesn’t allow for all the wires and cables that accompany so many security systems. At Nationwide Secuirty, we proudly offer wireless home security protection to our customers (present and future) in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. These wireless home security systems provide the same high level of protection, and in many ways are even better.

Wireless home systems are more sleek and subtle in design. You can put them in discreet locations, and no one will ever know they are there. This provides the dual benefit of letting you catch criminals in the act, and will not make your security system become the subject of your next holiday party. Another great benefit of wireless security systems is that because they are highly portable, you can install as many monitoring devices throughout your home and property as you would like.