Whether you live in a ten bedroom mansion on top of a hill with your own private sauna and Olympic size swimming pool or in an apartment located within the inner city area so small it takes all of four steps to take you from the bedroom to the kitchen, you have to do what you can to keep your home – your private space – secure. You may think you do not have expensive stuff inside your tiny apartment anyway, you are WRONG; important documents such as passports; birth certificates; titles to your car or home; bank account information; credit cards -even the history on your ten-year old PC, these are often more valuable than the contents of your purse or wallet. So in order to be certain that you, your family and everything else inside your home is kept secure, you have to learn about the security tools and toys you ought to have in your home.
The first on your list of security toys are cameras that you can install in strategic areas around your home so you can monitor trespassers and any suspicious activity going on around your house and you can monitor activity day or night. The most popular are night vision cameras that as their name implies, allow you to clearly monitor your property even in the dark when thieves often do their work. It is also advisable to invest in real time security DVRs so you can watch video from the cameras outside your house from a monitor installed inside your house. Do invest in wireless cameras if you can, you would want to minimize wiring that can give away the location of your security cameras. Motion detectors are also very popular as these security systems put another meaning to the word: alarms; with the bright lights that flood throughout your property and loud sounds, no trespasser would dare go within an inch of your property.
Considering that most people these days store important information on their laptops and PCs, it is important that you also invest in security systems for your computer and network system at home. A common thing to do is to install a reliable anti-virus software on your PC or laptop in order to protect all your data. Choose an internet browser that has an anti-malware and anti-phishing systems so you can keep your online activity protected. Having a spam filter on your email account is also helpful not just to avoid troublesome emails but also keep you from getting tempted to open them. If you have to be away from your home for a few days or more, be sure you will set up remote video surveillance systems so you can monitor activity around your property and report it to the proper authorities right away.