3 Components of a Basic Home Security System- What you need to know about Insurance, Security Systems, and Safes!
3 Components of a Basic Home Security System- What you need to know about Insurance, Security Systems, and Safes!

When it comes to parenting, one of our highest priorities is keeping our family safe.  But where do you start?  Check out this great post from our friend Carol James from EssayLab.com

Taking precautions to protect our loved ones and our valuables is important and not complex.  There are three key components to a basic security plan:

  • Insurance
  • security system
  • home security safe

These three components offer layers of protection from the top down with home safes being your last line of defense. Once these three elements are properly in place you can be confident that you have done what is necessary to protect your family and home.

3 Components Of Basic Family Security

by Carol James

Components Of Basic Family Security: Insurance

The critical types of insurance are health insurance, home owners insurance and life insurance.  With these three forms of insurance you and your family will be protected from heavy financial problems that could come from major medical issues, damage or loss to your property or untimely death of a major income earner.

Be sure to keep your insurance documents inside your fire resistant box so that they are protected in case of a fire. Home safes add value along the way.

3 Components of a Basic Home Security System- What you need to know about Insurance, Security Systems, and Safes!

Components Of Basic Family Security: Security System

A security system is the second critical component to protecting your family and valuables. Even the sticker placed in the window near your front door is a deterrent to a prospective burglar.

Burglary is a crime of opportunity and these criminals will pick a target that looks like it will offer easy success.  Knowledge of the presence of a home security system will often be enough to send the thief in search of an easier target.  Once you have your security system installed use it!

If the criminal does enter your home security company will be notified and their arriving time will be quite fast.  If in addition to the security system you have a home security safe you have the double layer of protection that will keep your valuables safe. Again, home safes are your last line of defense.

Components Of Basic Family Security:  Home Security Safe

A home security safe is the third and final component of your basic family security plan. Home security safes come in many types and sizes. Be sure to look at home safes that provide both burglar and fire resistance. Many of the big box or discount stores have home security safes but be wary of what you are actually getting.  Often these home safes offer some fire protection but are not designed for burglar protection, though that may not be evident from the description on the box.

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There is no such thing as a fireproof safe. Fireproof safes is a misnomer. Instead of a fire-proof safe there is a fire resistant safe. To be sure you know you are getting the protection that you need, look for a sticker on the safe that indicates that the fire resistance has been verified by an independent third-party, not just tested by the factory that made the safe.

The other sticker to look for is a U.L. sticker indicating that the home security safe has passed the test for Residential Security Container (RSC). United Laboratories is the only independent organization that tests home safes for burglar resistance.

Components Of Basic Family Security

Insurance, security system and a home security safe are the three basic components of protection you need for yourself and your family.  Get yourself set with these three components and you can rest easy at night knowing you have done what you can to protect your family and your valuables.

The Mom Kind

Alicia Trautwein is an Autism advocate, writer, motivational speaker, and dedicated mom of four. Alicia’s desire to advocate for Autism comes from her own autism diagnosis and that of her three children, niece, and brother. Her life’s mission is to educate on autism acceptance and change the world for future generations of autistic individuals.

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