Skip to content
Call Now!   (904) 388-3975

ESI's Blog

Home Security Techniques that Don’t Work

Today, more than ever before, securing your home and your valuables should be your number one concern. Danger lurks everywhere, due primarily to the crowding of people and workers providing more and more services to our houses, businesses and common space areas. Nowhere is this crowding more evident than in the cities and towns of North and North Central Florida. Our city and county jails are full of criminals trying to take advantage of us; invading our homes and stealing our property. This condition exists in most of our neighborhoods, except in the most rural of areas. ESI, Emergency Systems Inc. is a residential and commercial security alarm company that offers a security layer of protection at an affordable price. Smart Security Systems, state of the art security protection, with local monitoring and 24 hour protection you can afford.  A larger percentage of homeowners do not consider adding a home security system until after a robbery, home invasion or attempted intrusion has occurred in their home or at a neighbor’s house. Many homeowners are playing roulette and the odds that their house and family will not be the next victims of a crime. Additionally, some homeowners believe they can protect their house and loved ones by practicing different techniques without incurring the affordable cost of a home security system. Here are a few deterrents to preventing a crime that gives homeowners the false impression that their house will not be next on a burglars list..

Burglar Deterrents That Just Don’t Work

  1. Hiding Your Valuables in the Bedroom
    Professional thieves, even experienced amateurs already know that most people store their valuables in or close to the bedroom. One of the first places crooks look for valuables is in the master bedroom, closets and adjacent bathrooms. Many homeowners get creative in hiding valuables under sinks, removable floor boards and many improvised places where they think a crook will not find them. Don’t be that person. Even getting creative with your hiding spots and distributing your valuables over several hidey holes, in most cases will not secure your valuables from being stolen. Home security alarms not only deter the crime from happening in the first place but with the right security products can aid law enforcement in catching and convicting the criminals and the likely hood of getting your valuables in the event of an invasion, is much higher. Security Systems, motion detectors, Videofied Alarm Systems and monitoring reduces the likelihood of your valuables being stolen.
  2. Leaving the Lights on for Protection
    Many home invasions are the result of planning and careful observations made by the intruders beforehand. During high crime season, when families leave their homes for a couple of days, up to a week, potential homes that are targeted are observed to see if lights go on and off at the same time, if mail or papers are being stacked up, does a two-car garage have only one car in it. Dark houses present a problem for burglars because they do not know what they will find in the way of security measures that were taken, but just leaving the lights on constantly is like a beacon to burglars and says “we’re not home” Even adding and installing timers that will flip your lights on and off throughout the course of the day, is no guarantee someone is not watching. Having ESI install an alarm system that can remotely turn lights off and on and rotate different lights, to deter a crime from being committed, is an affordable, sensible solution.
  3. Suspending Mail Delivery Temporarily
    Career burglars always stake out your home to learn your habits. If your habits suddenly change like mail being picked up early in the day, or if the mail carrier or newspaper delivery kid start bypassing your home – it’s a clear sign that you’re out of town.
  4. Getting a Big Dog for Protection
    Big dogs may look scary, but you should consider a smaller dog that will make a huge racket and bark uncontrollably alerting you the second someone is at the door or window. But that doesn’t solve the problem. Depending on your dog to protect your home while you are away can be a big mistake and will only serve your interest for a short time. Professionals burglars know that most dogs can be de-activated by simply offering the dog a treat or by simply letting the dog out of the gate. The best protection available is a “Smart Alarm Security System” from ESI, Emergency Systems Inc. the leader in home protection security. For almost 40 years ESI has been protecting 1000’s of homes just like yours at affordable prices. So, if you want to protect your home and pets with a professionally designed and installed alarm system, do it with Emergency Systems Inc.
  5. Using False Yard Signs
    One of the biggest mistakes some homeowners make is putting up false yard signs showing security protection. This false sense of security only alerts a potential burglar to look for signs of an installed security system. When one is not found, the burglar knows that the homeowner has something of value to protect and most importantly is too cheap to invest in guaranteed security protection. This is an open invitation to search, steal and not worry about getting caught for the crime…

Jacksonville Security System Company – Why ESI for all your Security Needs

If you want peace of mind security that your home, family and valuables are secured and safe, 24 hours a day, make the small investment and call ESI. We have state of the art security systems for every kind of budget and home application. Let one of our professionals show you how easy and affordable a security system really is. Call ESI. at 904-388-3975 or visit us on the web at

Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.