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Choosing To Invest In Security

When you own a business, you have two choices. You can either decide to invest money in replacing stolen goods, or to invest money in a nice security system. When I first started my business, I decided to ignore security measures altogether, which caused me to net a loss for the year. However, after a suggestion from my mentor, I decided that it might be wise to install a nice security system. You wouldn't believe how much better things got. Within a few weeks, theft was almost completely eliminated. My blog is all about helping you to tighten up security measures.


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Your College Student's First Off-Campus Home: Helping Them Stay Safe

by Victoria George

After your college-age child's freshman year of college, they may make the major decision to move out of the dorms and into their own place. Whether they choose to rent a house or apartment, based on their limited finances and the need to be close to campus, they may not be moving into the nicest neighborhood. Instead of constantly worrying about your child's safety and security in their new home, there are certain steps that you can take to help improve the security at their new off-campus home. Get to know some of these safety and security measures you and your child can take, and get started as soon as possible to improve your peace of mind and your child's safety.

Smart Security Systems

One of the most important things that you and your child can do is to get a security system of some kind installed in your child's new home. There are numerous types of security systems that can be used to do this. 

However, one of the best options is a security system that is integrated with smart phone and tablet technologies. These security systems can include security camera monitoring as well as the use of sensors to detect break-ins, coded entry, and can easily be linked to a smart phone or tablet so that home security can be monitored and controlled even if nobody is at home.

These security systems are wired into the home and are meant to be permanent in nature. Because of this, you should sit down with your child's landlord to ensure that they are in agreement with the installation of an extensive security system. Likely, they will be happy to allow you to upgrade the home's security as they will be able to use this as a selling point when they re-rent the home. They may even chip in on the cost or offer some kind of discount on your child's rent to offset the costs.

Wireless Security Systems

If you do not want to help your child invest in a permanent security system in a home they may not remain in for more than a year or two, you can opt for a wireless security system. These wireless systems can be just as effective as other permanent systems in many cases.

A base unit and keypad can be paired with entry sensors for doors and windows, and motion sensors for the exterior of your child's home. They can even carry a keychain remote much like one they use for their car. This ensures that they can quickly enter their home after later afternoon or evening classes without having to fumble with their door locks reducing the amount of time they are outside, alone in the dark. 

With these ideas in mind, you can get to work helping your child better secure their first off-campus home. You will be able to breathe easier knowing your child is safe and secure in their comings and goings from their new home and you will emphasize responsibility and safety to your child. Contact a local security firm, like American Wireless Alarm Inc, for more information.