10 Tips For Home Alarm System Installation
When investing in an alarm system, you’re definitely looking out for your own safety and that of your family’s. And here are some tips for keeping yourself and your loved ones safe—in addition to installing a home security system from Circle Security Solutions, which is always the best way to keep your home and family safe.
- When setting the home address in your smartphone or GPS, use an address near your home rather than your actual address. That way if someone steals your phone, it won’t lead them directly to your home.
- Don’t trust a chain lock. It doesn’t take long for even a bumbling amateur thief to undermine this archaic device.
- Enable remote wipe for your smartphone. That way, if it is stolen or lost you can remove any sensitive information from it including pictures, passwords, and other personal information.
- Block people’s view when entering sensitive information such as passwords, PIN numbers, alarm codes and more. Even if you don’t realize you’re being watched, a thief could be swiping your personal information with a high-resolution camera.
- Check ATM machines and gas pumps for skimmers and hidden cameras. If a card reader seems to have been tampered with or just feels “off,” notify someone in the store or bank of your suspicions and find another machine.
- Be smart on social media. Don’t respond to invites from people you don’t know. Think twice before posting vacation pictures while you’re away. It only takes one wrong set of eyes to see them and know your house might be empty and vulnerable.
- Keep your key fob reachable from your bed—especially if you do not have a home security system. Your fob’s panic button can double as a back-up alarm causing your horn and headlights to repeatedly go off drawing attention to your home, which could scare away would-be intruders and alert authorities.
- Never reveal sensitive information on calls you receive from a credit card issuer or your bank. This could be a hoax. If you’re concerned call your bank or credit card company back on the number printed on your credit card.
- Do not engage in conversations with “wrong number” callers. While it may be a legitimate wrong number, this is also a technique criminals use to garner information in order to steal your identity or worse.
- Additionally, if you are staying in a hotel, be wary of calls that may or may not come from the front desk advising you that they have a delivery, or that there’s a problem with your credit card, they need to fix something in the room etc. Hang up and call the front desk back to verify that the call did indeed originate there. Sometimes thieves can call hotels and ask to be transferred to rooms for the purpose of robbing the person who answers or stealing their credit card information.