You need to define your security needs
No one can truly have security until it is clearly defined what is needed to protect their property. Security includes computers, phones, electricity, alarms, heat, water, and ventilation. Still, security stretches further. In this post, we can discuss a few crimes. Also, we can discuss how you can protect your family and your business from such occurrences.
Crimes include burglary, larceny, fire, theft, identity theft, computer viruses, hackers, and extortion. Fires and carbon monoxide are crimes committed by negligence around the world, yet many criminals will start house fires in an attempt to gain something. Sometimes the fire is started out of contempt, or retaliation. Also, gangs will sometimes start a fire to earn brownie points.
Defining your security plan will put you out of harm’s way for crimes, accidents, and incidents. If you want to keep out burglars, your best bet is to add a security system. The alarm will alert you when strange occurrences happen on your doorstep. You will need to purchase a system, which will give you the most protection. Also, you will need to continue maintenance, tests, and cleaning. If alarms are dusty, it can cause the alarm to go off.
In addition to burglar alarms, you will need to install smoke detectors and CO alarms in your home. CO alarms will help you ward off carbon monoxide. Also, you will need to continue maintenance, tests, and cleaning. You can purchase alarms nowadays that have remote controls, which will make it easy for you to check the devices weekly.
To augment your CO and smoke alarms, as well as the burglar alarm you want to ensure your home is ventilated. Also, make sure all appliances, such as stoves and furnaces are working properly. To add to your burglar system makes sure that your door and window locks function properly. Add a deadbolt to your entry doors, and put up sensor lights outside of your home. The lights will automatically click on when someone steps on your doorstep. Also, add outside lighting to help keep away prowlers.
Next, you want to write a floor plan. The floor plan should be a drawing of every room in your home. Make sure that you outline two ways to escape all rooms in your home. You can practice drills to keep the family prepared.
Once you have secured your home you want to ensure your computer, especially if you have Internet access. Securing your network will help you escape Identity theft, as well as other crimes. Predators swarm the Internet, searching for prey all the time. Therefore, teach your children to stay out of areas online that could open the door to risks. Facebook and other social media platform are some of the areas where predators roam.
You want to install quality virus program onto your system as well. The viruses nowadays consist of ransomware which has cost billions of dollars for recovery of files.
Also, you want to password protect your smartphone and computer to prevent keyloggers from being installed. You should also keep maintenance on your Mac/PC to prevent leaks into your system.
Finally, you want to make sure that your phone is secure. Your phone should be working at all times in the event you need to call 911. Tell your children to, never give out your phone number to anyone that you do not authorize.
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