What Is The Best Home Security
There is a big argument going on right now over gun safety. People that are pro-guns often cite personal protection, such as someone breaking into their home, as a reason to have personal protection.
But, is a gun the best home security option?
First of all, if you are a responsible gun owner then more than likely you follow these gun safety tips: http://homesecurity.inmyarea.com/guides/gun-safety-tips. That means the gun is located in some way to prevent mishandling but can also mean access is not as fast as you might need.
Let's face it, if something happens suddenly, the time it might take to get to your gun, unlock it, and load it could be time you just don't have. Plus, within the closed quarters of a house is a gun the most effective tool for the situation?
An alarm system is a wonderful idea and fabulous deterrent. Of course not everyone can afford them. However, these is one thing that quite a few people already have in their home that makes a great security system... they just don't think about it.
It's not a baseball bat or kitchen knife, but the bat can be an effective tool. No, a great tool to use is the 'Panic' button on your car keys. Most people have cars equipped with an auto-door lock. That little black box also has a panic or horn symbol usually on a red button. When you press it the alarm on your car goes off which sets the horn honking and usually lights flashing on your car. It will typically last until you stop it or the battery on the car dies.
Criminals do not like attention. The noise and lights attract attention.
Try using this function from various spots within your home and most likely you will find that the alarm can be triggered from all around your house. Keys are portable and can be in your pocket or on the nightstand at night. While they might not seem as intimidating as a gun, they are certainly convenient.
Also this tip can be used in conjunction with other safety methods as well as being an easy and safe option for children, teenagers, or people not comfortable with firearms, pepper spray, or other protection methods.