Norwalk, CONN (PRWEB) July 8, 2006
Your home may be your castle, but most homes in the U.S. don’t have moats, catapults, unscalable brick walls or the other weapons of defense that the classic castle offers. Therefore, notes AP9 24ProtectPlus, a premier security program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC, your best protection against intruders is a combination of technology, caution and common sense.
AP9 24ProtectPlus members can log on to the program website via DealPass.com, a secure portal, for immediate access to discounts on a wide range of safeguards for their families, homes, assets, pets, computers and other personal property.
Beyond installing a high-tech security system, AP9 24 Protect Plus offers the following suggestions to help you better safeguard the most important parts of your life:
-- Case your own house. Think like a burglar. If you were going to break into your house, where would you strike? Look for access areas that are hidden from the road and your neighbors’ sightlines. Are bushes in front of windows providing cover for intruders? Would a tall fence around your yard provide more cover? Identify weak points in your home security, and take steps to shore them up. If a burglar can safely unlock your front door simply by breaking a window next to it and reaching a hand in, that’s a weakness.
-- Check your doors and windows. A closed door or window isn’t necessarily a locked door or window. Make sure your locks are sturdy (deadbolt locks are recommended for doors) and tamper-proof. If you have sliding doors, be sure to install a bar in the door channel for back-up protection. If certain windows are never used, consider nailing them shut. Ground-floor windows can be protected with iron gates or grilles.
-- Install secondary safeguards. Consider using anything that makes it more difficult for someone to get in your home -- window grilles, shatter-proof glass, a barking dog and other preventive items. The longer an intruder has to work to get inside, the better chance you have of deterring him and/or alerting the police in time to catch him.
-- Hide your valuables. You don’t need to lock your most precious items in an underground vault, but you should consider placing them in areas where they’re not visible from outside your home, particularly if you have windows that face out onto a high-traffic pedestrian area. Rare paintings, silver collections, expensive computer equipment and any other items of value that can be seen from outside your home offer an inviting target to potential burglars.
-- Be vigilant. Even the best protective measures available today don’t work if they’re not used properly and regularly. Develop a routine for locking your doors and activating your alarms before you go to bed each night and whenever you leave your home during the day, and stick to that routine so it becomes, well, routine.
In addition to home safeguards, consumers can also save on additional protective needs for the family including emergency roadside assistance, access to a 24 hour nurse helpline and much more, through AP9 24 Protect Plus.
About AP9 24ProtectPlus
AP9 24ProtectPlus is a leading membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Adaptive Marketing is a category leader in both membership and loyalty programs, bringing value direct to consumers through an array of benefits in healthcare, discounts, security, personal property and personals. Members may access their benefits at DealPass.com, an online portal for Adaptive Marketing membership programs. With broad online and offline distribution capabilities, Adaptive Marketing offers its corporate client partners effective tools to enhance market presence, strengthen customer affinity and generate additional value through programs, such as AP9 24 Protect Plus.
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