Do It Yourself - Home Security Risk Assessment

Posted by nightwatchprotection on December 5th, 2013

Unfortunately not every home is safe from criminals. Therefore, as responsible home owners we should ensure that no corner of our house is left uncovered or unsafe.

Risk assessment is a method to identify those areas of our house which are vulnerable to invasion or attack and should therefore be protected. Another advantage of a home security risk assessment is that it helps identify which type of ADT home security systems best suits your needs. So, let’s have a look at how you can do a home security risk assessment by yourselves.

Step1: Investigate

Talk to your neighbors, especially if they have lived in the area longer than you. Ask them what sort of crimes or vandalism they've noticed or been victim to. This could be anything from burglars breaking into homes to kids spray painting on walls. It’s extremely important for you to keep your eyes and ears open and have knowledge of how far away you are from police and fire stations.

Step2: Do a survey of your house and identify your weaknesses

Do a survey of your house and identify the most sensitive areas of your house such as your garage, bushy garden area etc. At this point in your risk assessment you should know what kinds of security problems (not just crimes but accidents like fire) are most likely to trouble you. You should also have a basic idea of how likely these things are to happen.

Step3: Map your home into different zones

During a risk assessment, mapping your home into distinct zones is one of the first steps you take. At the same time, you can make a checklist of essential sensors and other equipment you will need to successfully protect your property. After you determine the location, number of secure zones and the count and types of sensors in each zone, you can choose an ADT security system that works best with your strategy.

Step4: Correct deficiencies

After you have identified the vulnerable areas of your house you must make them more secure as soon as possible, like: securing your garage area, trimming the bushes in your garden area and landscaping it smartly, securing the doors with deadbolts and installing an efficient alarm system like-ADT alarm system which helps protect your house 24/7 while you enjoy your life peacefully.

By following the above steps you can do a home security assessment yourself but if you are having problems, don’t worry, Nightwatch Protection Inc’s security experts will do it for free for you. All you have to do is, simply log in to, submit the form to schedule your FREE, no-obligation home security evaluation. During your FREE evaluation, a Nightwatch Protection residential security professional will conduct a thorough walk-thru of your home with you and other family members, identifying security and safety problem areas and presenting alternative solutions.

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