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Home Do-It-Yourself Security Techniques that Just Don’t Work Anymore

In today’s world, securing your home, family and precious valuables should be your number one priority. Danger, unfortunately, lurks just about everywhere, primarily due to the number of visiting services our houses and businesses incur every year. Since the spread of Covid-19, this effect is more evident here in Jacksonville than in many cities and towns of North Florida. Our jails are full of hardened criminals caught taking advantage of us, invading our homes, and stealing our property. This condition persists in almost all of our neighborhoods, and even in the many rural areas of town.

ESI, Emergency Systems Inc. is a high-end residential and commercial security alarm company offering security alarm protection second to none and all at affordable prices. Smart Home Security Systems are state-of-the-art protection, and with professional local 24-hour monitoring they provide the protection you can’t afford not to have. Many homeowners don’t even consider having a security alarm system until they have been broken into or robbed. Thievery, home invasions, or attempted intrusions occur at this time of the year. Unfortunately, many homeowners are playing Russian roulette with the odds of their house not being the next victim of a crime. Some homeowners believe they can protect their homes by just being on guard, without incurring any costs of a home security system. A belief that is misguided at best, dangerous at its worst.

Below are some deterrents that give many homeowners the false impression that their homes will not be next on the burglar’s list.

Deterrents to Burglaries That Just Don’t Work Anymore.

Leaving the Lights to turn on and off for Protection
Home invasions are usually the result of successful planning and careful observations made by burglars prior to any crime being committed. During high crime seasons like right now, families leave their homes for vacation and are potential targets if thieves see lights go on and off at the same time each day. Many of these homes are monitored to see if mail or delivered boxes are being stacked up by the front door.

Does the two-car garage have windows so one can detect if only one car is in it? Are well lite homes a problem for most burglars?  Does a potential burglar know what they will find in the way of security measures taken in an unoccupied home? Unfortunately, just leaving the lights to turn on and off is a beacon to burglars and says “go ahead we are not at home”. Even timers flipping your lights on and off throughout the course of the day is no guarantee someone is not watching.

The only tried and true way to protect your home or business is to install a commercial-grade security alarm system. ESI installs security shields that can remotely turn lights on and off and can even rotate different lights to go on when they are needed. This is a much more effective way to deter crime. And by adding local monitoring, your home is safe and secure 24/7. ESI’s smart security shield technology is an affordable and sensible solution.

Hiding Valuables in Bedrooms, Bathrooms, and Closets

Professional thieves know that most people store their valuables close to where they sleep. The first place a thief will look for valuables is in the primary bedroom, its closets, or adjacent bathroom. Homeowners try and get creative when hiding valuables, so under sinks, removable floorboards, or other improvised places are utilized where they think a thief will not be able to find them. Getting creative with hiding spots will not secure your valuables from being found and stolen. Home security alarm systems from ESI, not only deter crime but aid law enforcement in catching and convicting thieves. In the event of a home invasion, the likelihood of getting your valuables back is much higher if police are warned within a short period of time. This is usually accomplished by a monitored dwelling service. Security alarm systems, motion detectors, and professional monitoring will reduce the chances of your house being invaded in the first place.

Temporarily Suspending Mail Delivery
Professional burglars know how to stake out a home and learn its habits. If your habits suddenly change like no mail deliveries or mail being picked up earlier in the day, this is a clear sign that you are out of town and the house is empty.

Big Dog Protection
Big dogs may look scary, barking uncontrollably, but that doesn’t solve your home protection problem. Depending on a dog for protection while you are away, is always a big mistake. Burglars know most dogs can be de-activated by offering a dog a treat or just by letting the dog out of the house or gate. The best protection in lieu of using a hungry animal is a “Security Alarm System” from ESI.

We are the Jacksonville security alarm company leader in providing home security protection. For over 40 years, ESI has been protecting 1000’s of homes at very affordable prices. If you want to protect your home with a professionally designed and installed alarm system, there is no better choice than ESI.

Using False Yard Signs 

One of the biggest mistakes a homeowner can make is putting up a fake security company yard sign showing that security protection is in use. This actually alerts a potential burglar to look for signs of an installed security system. When one is not found, the burglar knows the homeowner has something of value to protect but is too cheap to employ a professional alarm company

This is an open invitation to inspect, invade, search, and steal anything of value.

Why Choose ESI for all your Home Security Needs?

If you want peace of mind, especially this time of the year, that your home and its valuables are safe and secure, make the small investment and call ESI. We provide state-of-the-art security alarm protection for every kind of home, dwelling, business, and budget. Have one of our highly trained professional security technicians show you how easy and affordable it is to invest in a security alarm system. Call ESI today at 904-388-3975 for a free security analysis and no-obligation consultation. Or visit us our website @ and choose from a variety of security products.