As we head into 2023, it’s natural to think of things we can do better. From personal goals like losing weight to community goals like recycling more, there are many ways we can enhance our lives with just a few small tweaks. But we shouldn’t neglect our homes when it comes to resolving to do better, especially when it comes to the safety of our properties.
Beef Up Your Security System
Thieves are getting smarter, which means your home has to get smarter. Just because you installed an alarm system 20 years ago doesn’t mean it’s still working for you. Consider updating your home’s security system to reflect the modern age of smart controls. Adding cameras around the interior and exterior of your property and connecting them to your smart phone will allow you to see who should – and shouldn’t – be on your property at any given time.
Not only can you view live footage from a mobile app, you can also receive notifications when alarms go off which can keep burglars from advancing into your home. It can make a big difference. According to Safewise, 60 percent of burglars casing a potential target say they would be deterred by an alarm system.
Put Up Physical Barriers
The best way to keep unwanted visitors from gaining entry to your property is to restrict their access with a physical barrier such as a security gate at the end of your driveway or the entrance to your walkway. With just the touch of a button, you can open, close and lock your gate, giving you full control over who is entering and exiting your property.
You can even connect CCTV systems to your gate as well as a visitor management system that logs all entrants. The possibilities are endless. You can get as complicated or as simple as you want.
But quality is the name of the game here. As an example, here at Iron Clad, we make all our security gates in house with custom steel double-welded construction.
Protect Your Entryway
Did you know that only 12 percent of home invasions are planned in advance? One survey revealed that half of all respondents acted on impulse and the spur of the moment, while only 12 percent claimed their actions were premeditated. You have the statistics on your side, but you still want to protect the main entry to your home.
The best way to do this is to install a security door with heavy duty steel frames, welded connections, steel jambs and tempered glass.
Contact Iron Clad Security Products
The team at Iron Clad Security Products would be happy to help you reach your New Year’s resolutions when it comes to installing security gates and doors for your Detroit home. Just call us at (313) 837-0390 for a free quote and consultation. We also want to wish our valued customers a very happy and healthy new year!