Securing your vacation home by installing burglar alarms

January 30, 2011 in Burglar alarms,Setup

Some individuals today are fortunate enough to have second homes that they use as vacation homes or as vacation rentals.  Unfortunately, many of these have not realized that having burglar alarms installed in these is no less important than protecting your main place of residence from a burglar by having alarms installed there.  If anything, it is equally as important to have burglar alarms installed in vacation homes since they are only used for brief periods intermittently throughout the year.

The security of vacation homes and rentals is now more important than ever before given the current economic situation in the US and rising unemployment rates.  Another factor is how many vacant properties are being vandalized for scrap metals such as aluminum, copper, and other metals.  Recycling centers are paying big bucks these days for recyclable metals and today’s burglar knows this, hence the further importance of having alarms installed to protect the home while it is vacant.

Conversely, if you use your vacation on a seasonal basis or head there for weekend use, then your primary residence is being left unprotected if you have not installed burglar alarms there as well.  Another thing you are doing that increases your risk of being victimized is that the savvy intruder will recognize a pattern of when you are home and when you are away if they are scoping out your home.  All of this holds true if the vacation home is a time-share property as well because it is not occupied year round.

Don’t make the assumption that applying certain security practices with your vacation home will be as effective as the ones that you apply at your primary residence.  That’s definitely false reasoning and you could be setting yourself up for being victimized.  Just remember the bottom line – any home that looks unoccupied is going to be very tempting to an intruder.  So why take that chance.  Consider installing burglar alarms in that vacation home and your primary place of residence if you haven’t already.

Just make sure that you search numerous burglar alarms companies before making your final decision.  There are hundreds of them out there, both land-based and over the internet.  Be very thorough and investigate every one you are considering so you get the best quality for the money.  As the old saying goes, it is much better to be safe than sorry.

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