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When it comes to security for your home, you want guaranteed protection 24/7. The professionals at Security Essentials of Lexington offer both residential and commercial alarms in the city of Lexington and surrounding areas. Their service is backed by 30 years of experience in the industry, making them a clear choice for your security solutions. Even outside of an emergency, it’s wise for those depending on an alarm system to consider these helpful tips for additional security.

It’s All About the Numbers

Security systems require access numbers to distinguish the presence of the owner or an intruder. It’s important to choose an easy to use and also easy to remember duress code for your system. Make this a number that you can recall quickly during a stressful situation and a code that is unique for you. Never provide this information to anyone other than those who potentially may have to use the alarm. Creating an easy cancellation code is also important, and once again should only be provided to anyone using the security system. This code allows you to cancel an alarm via a monitoring representative once they have established the nature of the call, and should be easy to remember as well. If you have children in your home, be sure that they know all of the correct emergency contact numbers to call during an emergency and that they are also familiar with the security system codes and how to properly use them. It’s recommended that you keep an updated emergency contact list available in your home and also with your security system provider. Please contact the Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at (859) 253-2020 for assistance if you know any information regarding crime in the Lexington KY area.

Be Noisy

There are very few times in life when being noisy to those around you is acceptable, but when preventing crime, this can be an easy and successful solution. Even with the presence of an alarm system, adding these helpful and noisy additions to your home or business can deter crime before it even begins. First, consider using large gravel on the ground surrounding your windows. If someone attempts to enter through a window, the sound of the gravel could easily prevent them from entering or alert you that someone is outside. It’s also a great idea to leave a radio or television on, giving the impression that someone is home. If you aren’t expecting visitors and someone knocks, don’t ignore it. Often times criminals will knock or use a doorbell to see if anyone is actually home. If this occurs, don’t answer directly if you do not know the individual, and ensure that you make your presence inside the home known with noise or movement. To guarantee protection, always arm your security system at all times, whether you are home or not.

Light It Up

In addition to always having your home security alarm activated, using light as a crime deterrent is also highly effective. By placing your lights on a timer, you can present the illusion someone is home, especially if you plan to be away. If you have entrances to your home or business that are dimly lit, you can add exterior outdoor lights to ensure your safety when entering after dark. This can also prevent someone from attempting to break into a door or window that is obscure. For added protection, consider choosing lights that are motion sensor to indicate if someone is present. It is also recommended for those who have driveways that are extremely dark to install motion sensor lights that will activate if a car is present. Whether you choose motion sensor lights or not, having a well-lit home inside and out will ultimately help avert crime. For more information on how to secure your home or business, contact the professionals at Security Essentials of Lexington KY today.

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