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With the increase in break-ins we really need to be vigilant and take proper precautions to keep the burglars at bay. The days are long gone when we could leave our homes unlocked whilst we were out, but irrespective of that, many break-ins take place during daylight and quite often when we are home.
The gardai tell us that many break-ins are opportunistic and that a large percentage don’t even need a forced entry – the burglar goes through an open window or uses the keys that are left under the door mat. Sometimes the intruder even enters through the unlocked back door when you are upstairs.
Other burglaries are often carried out by a rogue tradesman who searches for such an opportunity. Be wary of cold callers that offer to clean your windows or clear your guttering. Genuine tradesmen would have no problem providing you with ID or a business card and you can check them out before you allow them to enter your home. Getting an Intercom System fitted is a good way of checking who is at the door before you open it.
Don’t be fooled by a leaflet or business card that only has a mobile phone number on it and no address – anyone can have these printed up very inexpensively. When you need work done it is better to use someone who has been recommended to you rather than someone who calls to your door.
You should consider getting CCTV for your home or an alarm system fitted. There are some great deals on Alarm Systems (currently with free intercom), and a Home CCTV System could cost less than you think.
It is easy to become complacent so keep the following tips in mind:
To kick off 2012 in style we have updated our website with a variety of new offers for the month of January!
If you are interested in IP Camera offers check out this link IP Camera
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For Intercom offers click this link Intercom Systems
Security Cameras are now widely used by home owners to check on their homes whilst they are away. Once installed and connected to your broadband, you can just tap your iphone and view your CCTV System.
Quite a lot of home owners are now installing a text dialler or voice dialler as an addition to their alarm systems, this negates the need for central monitoring on your alarm. So when your alarm is triggered, a text or a call is made to your phone and you can then view your cameras and determine whether it’s a genuine alarm activation or not.
Most people now install Infra-red cameras which will see in darkness up to a certain distance depending on the specification of the camera. The infra red on a camera operates similar to a torch in complete darkness, so if it is bouncing off objects you will get a better result from your camera in complete darkness. The best way to ensure you get the best performance from your cameras at night time is to have a number of security lights installed, low wattage is fine so you don’t end up replacing bulbs all the time.
The best location for your CCTV recorder is to securely locate it in the attic, however this sometimes can be cumbersome to access, if so in most cases a cable can be extended for a TV and also for the mouse which controls all functions on the CCTV recorder, you can then operate the system with the mouse at the relevant TV.
For homes dome Cameras are normally the preferred choice of camera and are normally installed on the soffit of the house, however most dome cameras are 3-axis and can be mounted flat on the house if required. When choosing a CCTV camera it is important to choose one that has an adjustable lens, this will enable you to choose your desired view from your camera, if you opt for fixed lens camera it will be cheaper but once the camera is mounted you will not be able to adjust the view of the camera.
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