In order to have the ultimate home security system to best protect your family, your pets, your belongings, and your home, performing a vulnerability assessment should be your first step in developing the system. At Unlimited Security, we have been assessing residential security risk levels for years and excel at finding out exactly what her customers need to be safe and sound. We can customize a monitored home alarm system based on your own personal security needs that will be installed by our technicians. We would like to explain the guidelines we use when assessing the vulnerability of a home.
According to Safe Tampa Bay, the process of performing a vulnerability assessment should answer the following three questions:
- What are the most common types of residential security and safety risks that you or your family may be exposed to? You can find out what types of crimes have been occurring recently in your neighborhood by asking your neighbors or visiting the website of your local police precinct to search for the most common crimes committed in your area. You may want to call the police to speak with a crime prevention officer if you want more detailed information. Ask how your neighborhood compares with the rest of the city or county.
- How vulnerable is your home? Do the necessary conditions exist for an adverse event to occur? To discover what weaknesses exist that could facilitate crimes, we will conduct a survey of your home by going through a checklist with you about your home. Included in this checklist is an inspection of the exterior doors, garage and sliding door security, windows, personal property, and outdoor valuables. We will take a look at any shrubs and bushes as well as your exterior lights to be sure there are no dark areas in your yard where criminals can hide. we will ask you how often you and your family are away from the home to see exactly how many light timers you may need and to help you be aware of the importance of stopping the mail and/or newspaper deliveries and of asking a neighbor to watch your house while you are away.
- What could be the potential loss due to different types of risks? Answering this question involves conducting an inventory of your personal belongings. This inventory should be updated as needed. The more detailed, the better, and this means that pictures of your belongings should be included in the inventory. You can use an online home inventory app or a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet to store your list in a folder in your email or a Dropbox account where it cannot be stolen or damaged. You can also print out a hard copy of your inventory and keep it in a safety deposit box at your bank.
To ensure the safety of your home, you should begin with assessing its vulnerability. Contact us at Unlimited Security to start developing your monitored home alarm system today.