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securing an auto repair shop and parking lot

I own my own auto repair shop and have done rather well with it over the years. About a year ago, some of the cars parked outside of my garage were broken into and some things were stolen out of them. Since they were parked on my property, my insurance had to cover the cost of replacement which made my rates go up. I had to install a security system to appease the insurance company and provide my customers with the peace of mind that their vehicles would be safe with me. Learn more about securing an auto repair shop and parking lot on my blog.


securing an auto repair shop and parking lot

A Few Pieces Of Security Equipment For Your Home

by Karen Welch

Security is an aspect of life that is often taken for granted until something bad happens. Many people do not think about home security until a break in occurs. Unfortunately there are approximately 3.7 million break ins each year from the year 2003 to 2007. This is a scary statistic, but what is even more scary is that a person is home during the burglary in nearly three out of ten of the burglaries. It is simply not a good idea to leave it up to chance whether or not your home gets broken into. It is a simple fact that robbers tend to avoid homes with security systems. Put yourself in a burglars shoes, would you try to rob a home with or without a security system? The answer is a no brainer; so here are a few pieces of security equipment that every home should have.

Control Panel

The most important aspect of any security system is the control panel. This is the brains of the entire security system. You can get ones that are touch screen and look very nice. The utility of the control panel is that this runs the system. When it comes down to it, you want your control panel to have "two-way-voice." This is a feature that allows the monitoring company to come over the intercom of the control panel and speak directly to you. This increases the response time, but also cuts down on false alarms. A control panel should also have an anti smash and grab feature. This notifies the authorities if the control panel is ever ripped off the wall.

Door Sensors

Most burglars actually use a door to get into the home. The door is simply the biggest and easiest way to get in. The majority of burglars do not want to risk getting cut up from the glass of the window. So, it is very important that the doors are protected with sensors.

Motion Sensors

One of the very best ways to cover an entire room is with a motion sensor. If you cover the doors with sensors and put a few motion sensors in main access ways, you will be able to cover the entire home. The motion sensor can be programmed to trip when only something bigger than 50 pounds enters the home. So, the cat or small dog will not set the alarm off. These are just a few of the pieces that should be added to an alarm system. There are many different pieces of equipment that can customize your system.