“The lagging economy has caused an increase in crime and it is happening everywhere”, says home security expert, Alan Young. Over the past three months, Young has conducted nearly 100 radio interviews, giving listeners tips on how not to become victims of a growing burglary and home invasion epidemic. Young is CEO of Armor Concepts LLC and has been featured on the CBS Early Show, The Today Show and The Discovery Channel, as well as numerous local news segments.
According to Young, there are three keys factors in making sure that your home is secure.
- “Use some common sense. Don’t post vacation plans on Facebook and don’t post vacation photos while still on vacation. Many burglaries are committed by someone you know or by someone connected to someone you know. Letting the world know that you’re not home is an easy way to become a target.”
- “Make your home a less attractive target than your neighbor’s home.” You can do this by trimming the shrubbery around your home, especially around the windows. Also, by properly lighting the inside and outside of your home.
- “Most people think about home alarm systems as home security. An alarm simply tells you that someone is inside your house and police response times are often greater than 20 minutes. A home alarm is the equivalent of having OnStar® in your car. Would you not buckle your seat belt because OnStar® will call the police after you have an accident? Alarms are a good addition to your home’s security but 85% of all break-ins are through a door. Secure your doors and you greatly increase your likelihood of success against a burglar.”
You can find an assortment of products to protect your home and your doors at www.armorconcepts.com. The kits are easy to assemble but effective against predators. You can also find more home security tips at the website as well.