Why a Certified Home Security Inspection Can Protect You and Your Family
With violent home invasions and burglaries on the rise, you may find yourself asking how you can affordably protect your home and loved ones against these heinous crimes. As if providing a roof over your family’s heads isn’t challenging enough, there’s also the responsibility of keeping them safe and secure both inside and outside the home.
During the day, you remind your children to look both ways before crossing the street and to never talk to strangers. And at night, you take it upon yourself to make sure all the doors and windows are locked, and maybe even set your home’s security alarm if you have one. You then go to bed trusting that these measures will keep your family safe and secure through the night. But what you don’t know is that these devices alone aren’t always enough to keep danger from entering your home.
For decades, alarm systems have given homeowners a false sense of security. As children, many of us are taught that home alarms will protect us. But today’s statistics tell a different story. In reality:
- 60% of rapes occur inside the female victim’s home.
- Home burglary takes place every 15 seconds in the U.S.
- Up to 80% of home invasions are performed forcibly through a “locked” door.
As adults, our false sense of security is often perpetuated through the advice of security alarm salespeople. Although we’re told that having an alarm system installed in the home is the best way to protect us, the truth of the matter is that most alarm company employees are hired to “sell” security products and have no formal training in home security. They work on a commission structure based solely on the price of the products they sell to a customer and the length of time the customer is willing to sign a security monitoring agreement. Their main goal is to make money—not to protect you and your family.
Regardless of what a salesperson tells you, the key to staying safe is to keep the bad guys out of your home. And a security system can’t do that for you. An alarm can only let you know when someone has entered your home—an already potentially dangerous situation.
The only way you can know for sure if your home offers the necessary security to keep you and your family safe is to have a home security inspection performed. Not only do these types of inspections show you what areas of your home are strong in security, they point out which areas of your home are most vulnerable and potentially placing you and your family in harm’s way.
Think about it. When purchasing a dwelling we are highly encouraged to have a home inspection performed. As a matter of fact, most banks will not even approve your loan without the home first being inspected. Doing so helps us to know what areas of the home pose a potential danger and costly repairs. The majority of home buyers look at the expense of a good inspection as an investment, as it helps to eliminate any surprises and lets them know up front what needs fixing to eliminate potential risks. Unfortunately, these routine home inspections leave out critical elements, and that is the home’s level of security.
There is not one single security product on the market that can prevent a criminal from entering your home. However, with a certified home security inspection, you can find out exactly what your home requires in terms of affordable security upgrades to keep would-be intruders from entering it. A good security home inspector can also show you simple changes you can make to the outer premises of your home to deter criminals from targeting it in the first place.
When having a security inspection, it’s important to have the inspection performed by a “certified” home security inspector. One such company that offers home security inspections by certified inspectors is Global Security Experts. Not only does this company have decades of expertise in designing and manufacturing their own security products, they work directly with their customers to teach them how improper home security increases the likelihood of their home being burglarized, vandalized, or worseGlobal Security Experts’ certified home security inspection is a one-time expense. Their 75-point inspection is very comprehensive, providing video coverage and still photos of vulnerable areas. Their inspections are designed to bring to light both the strong and weak points of your home’s current level of security, and include such things as:
- Inspection of all doors, windows, locks, glass, crawl spaces, etc.
- Assessment of interior/exterior lighting conditions and how this protects or hinders your home’s security.
- Evaluation of your home’s existing alarm system and whether there is proper implementation of motion and glass break sensors.
- A comprehensive report including photos, video of problem areas, and recommendations for improving your home’s overall security.
- Review of outside landscaping, looking for trees, bushes, walls, and other fixtures that pose a risk and offer criminals easy access into your home.
In the case of home security, what we don’t know can hurt us. With today’s crime statistics, it’s easy to see that the locks and alarms we rely on to keep us safe aren’t always enough. With a certified home security inspector reviewing your home, you can learn practical ways to better protect you and your family and keep dangerous intruders out.
Jordan Frankel, commonly known as The Security Sensei develops revolutionary security products and solutions that protect both lives & property. Countless agencies and corporations such as NASDAQ, the US Military, and law enforcement entrust Mr. Frankel with their security and safety. Jordan Frankel is also frequent media guest addressing the personal and financial consequences associated with home invasions, burglaries and other serious threats. In addition, Mr. Frankel's security products & inventions have been featured on Oprah, FOX news and in countless publications. Jordan's ability to outsmart the proverbial bad guys - coupled with his commitment to making security an affordable reality for everyone is the key to Global Security Experts Inc success. Mr. Frankel (The Security Sensei) is available for media interviews by appointment only.
Mr. Frankel is a proud member of:
The American Society for Industrial Security.
The International Association for Counter Terrorism & Security.
The Society of Professional Locksmiths.