Home Safety Assessment. ​Protecting your home and property is at the top of the priority list for most people because what they value most is within those boundaries. Protecting your home and property against intruders and other threats is of significant importance; and the first step most take is to have home security systems installed. Performing a home security risk assessment when you are in the market for a home security system will help you choose what will best meet your needs.

Home security risk assessments bring to light the areas in and around a home and property that are most vulnerable to security threats. These assessments are key for identifying physical security weaknesses that should be addressed, so your home is not targetted by criminals. Completing a home security risk assessment before choosing a home security system will help you to choose the most effective type of security system for your home and property; but it is also useful for updating any system you may have already.

Home security risk assessments allow for objective reviews and assessments of security system vulnerabilities. They help you to decide which elements of a home security system will contribute to the protection of that which you value most.

You must consider factors including the size of your home and property, your available budget, and which security resources are available, to complete a home security risk assessment. The risk assessment will help you understand the most effective and efficient use of your home security system to decrease security threats.

Employing a home security system to minimize criminal threats and vulnerabilities is the best way to keep your home and property safe. Physical measures that you might include in your home security system are property gating, specialized locks, sensitive motion sensors, targetted lighting, cameras with live video feeds and recordig capabilities, and warning alarms.

Gating is most useful for securing your property against criminals by deterring them from initial access. Gates can be monitored by  security personnel/guards as an added measure, or just directly by you with keypad code systems or remote access systems that grant access to those with your passcodes. 

Professionally installed locks are useful for securing doors and windows. There is a variety available from traditional key locks to slide locks, deadbolts to electronic keypad locks, and even smart locks.

Motion sensors are common home security system elements. They usually are used to detect movement and to trigger security lighting in response. They also can be set to send notifications to designated smart devices, and to signal your security monitoring company so they can alert local authorities to investigate possible criminal activity such as trespassing or home intrusions.

Security lighting is regularly employed together with motion sensors, but can also be used in some other ways. Lighting can be installed to to increase visibility in the darkest areas of your home and property, thereby removing the ability for criminals to hide easily.

Security cameras are also useful for discouraging criminals from accessing your home. Quality security cameras can be used to record activity, as well as to provide live monitoring of your home and property; his is done via streaming on televisions or smart device screens within the home, and sometimes also via apps.  Video feeds from your installed cameras can also be viewed by your monitoring company.

Alarms are the most well-known elements of home security systems. Security alarms loudly alert you and those in the vicinity of intruders; and they scare intruders, causing them to flee.

A home security system with varied layers of protection can increase the safety of your home and property. Using a combination of security elements is critical for providing the greatest level of safety possible for your home and the people in it.

Home Safety Assessment. Dyezz Surveillance and Access is a professional provider of security solutions in the DFW area, ready to help you with your security needs. To learn more, contact the team of security experts at Dyezz Surveillance and Access today.

Written by: Erika Mehlhaff