Best Methods to Protect Your Home Identified by TopConsumerReviews.com

After a recent study, TopConsumerReviews has identified the best methods to protect your home.

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Most criminals will avoid homes with any type of installed home security system as the risk of being caught is too great.

Overland Park, KS (PRWEB) March 04, 2013

Concluding a recent study, TopConsumerReviews.com has identified the best methods to protect a home. TopConsumerReviews.com provides independent reviews for thousands of products, including home security systems, in order to help consumers make the best decision possible.

A home is one of the most important places in a person's life - where they rest, get over an illness, and spend quality time with their families on important occasions. When people are at home they expect to feel safe from danger, for both themselves and their family members. But unfortunately, burglaries and home invasions are a common occurrence today. Taking preventive action will greatly reduce the risk of ever encountering an intruder or being burglarized at home.

After a recent study, TopConsumerReviews.com has identified the best methods to protect a home. Some of these include:

Lock the Doors. Locking the exterior doors, day and night, is one of the most simple ideas but imperative to keeping a family safe. Also, when purchasing a new home, be sure to change the exterior door locks and reprogram the garage door opener as soon as possible. Whether it’s a new home or a previously owned home, chances are that there are people with copies of the keys or key pad number that you don’t want in your house.

Turn on the Lights. A criminal will choose a darkened home over a well let entry any day of the week. Install floodlights around the exterior of the home, especially around points of entry with automatic timers or motion detectors.

Install a Home Security System. Most criminals will avoid homes with any type of installed home security system as the risk of being caught is too great. Today’s home security systems also allows one to remotely engage the alarm and check video cameras anywhere there’s a computer.

Cut-back the Landscaping. A home with an exterior hiding place is good pickings for a local criminal. Trimming back landscaping near doors and windows reduces the chance that a burglar will slip in the house, unseen.

Vacation Planning. It seems that many like to play out their entire lives on Facebook or other social media outlets. Experts recommend eliminating any talk of vacationing or leaving town. An acquaintance of a friend may find this a perfect opportunity to burglarize your home. It's also recommended that account settings are modified so that only close contacts can see postings.

To find out more about home security companies, including reviews and comparison rankings, please visit the Home Security Systems category of TopConsumerReviews.com at http://www.topconsumerreviews.com/home-security/.

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