Alarm Company and home alarms as well as general home security
should be well thought out before you spend dollars on protecting your home.
Many people will hire an alarm company with monitoring service and feel
that they have done everything they need to, to protect their homes. Actually
there is much more that can be done, to not only make your home safer, but
avoid damage as well from thieves and also from the environment while you
are away.. We cover some of the things you need to do to protect your home
and your families to ensure that you are secure, that you poseessions are
secure and also ensure that your insurance does not become invalaid. Common
sense items can make a huge difference.
We cover some of the steps you should take if you are planning to
go away for the weekend as well as for several months. There is a checklist
that you can follow that will help to ensure that your home is looked
after while you are away in addition to the alarm system that you may
Having a neigbor check your home for leaking water, sump pumps that are not
working, power failures and general steps you can take to make your home
appear to be still lived in.
In the mean time there is lots of good information on our main page which
you may find helpful. There is also information about setting up neighbourhood
watch programs as well. Having neighbors looking out for you while you are
away is another excellent step to take towards protecting your home and possessions.
Consumers can read about how to make your doors and windows more secure and
why you should have an inventory of all of your homes contents in case there
is a fire or some other catastrophe that destroys all of your belongings. Making
a claim to your insurance company can be make much easier if you have a detailed
If you plan to leave your home unoccupied for any length of time, you should
really confirm with your insurance company regarding how often you should have
someone visit your home in addition to any alarm monitoring you have in place.
some companies require daily visits while others are satisfied with once per
week. Failing to meet these terms could mean that your insurance claim is refused!
Having a professional home sitter or property
management company look after
your home is another excellent way to ensure that your insurance company's
needs are met.
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