Many home­own­ers may under­stand home security’s impor­tance but don’t nec­es­sar­i­ly know how to achieve it. Also, with so many types of secu­ri­ty solu­tions on the mar­ket, it can be chal­leng­ing to know where to start.

Oth­er home­own­ers may believe their homes are already safe but may not real­ize there are seri­ous vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties that increase their risk of bur­glary and intru­sion.

A home secu­ri­ty audit pro­vides home­own­ers the insight to elim­i­nate vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties and iden­ti­fy the right secu­ri­ty deploy­ments for their needs.

This blog post out­lines what exact­ly a home secu­ri­ty audit is and why you need one.

What is a home security audit?

A home secu­ri­ty audit is assess­es a home’s secu­ri­ty strengths and weak­ness­es. The audit is typ­i­cal­ly per­formed by a secu­ri­ty com­pa­ny and includes a phys­i­cal inspec­tion of the prop­er­ty and an eval­u­a­tion of any exist­ing secu­ri­ty prod­ucts, such as alarm sys­tems.

The core goal of a home secu­ri­ty audit is to iden­ti­fy ways to make the res­i­dence safer and more secure.

Why you need a home security audit

1) Identify your home’s most critical security vulnerabilities

Customer entranceYour home may already be vul­ner­a­ble to inva­sion, and you don’t even real­ize it. Even if you already have a home secu­ri­ty sys­tem, oth­er weak­ness­es may allow intrud­ers to eas­i­ly gain entry. These vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties can include poor-qual­i­ty door locks, unse­cured win­dows or weak door frames, to name a few. Oth­er com­mon secu­ri­ty gaps, such as dim­ly lit entry­ways or unpro­tect­ed back doors, may make your home a tar­get.

At PROTECTION PLUS, we eval­u­ate your home to iden­ti­fy these vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties and advise you on how to fix them.

2) Assess existing security systems for flaws or limitations

Assess existing security systemsOld­er, out­dat­ed alarm sys­tems may not pro­vide the pro­tec­tion you expect. If a few years have passed since your secu­ri­ty sys­tem was installed, then it’s prob­a­bly time to reeval­u­ate it as part of a home secu­ri­ty audit.

Our PROTECTION PLUS experts are well-versed in all types of alarm sys­tems and can iden­ti­fy if your sys­tem is falling behind. Our role here is not to push new prod­ucts onto you but to be trans­par­ent about any flaws or lim­i­ta­tions in your alarm sys­tem. If we believe your exist­ing sys­tem is not pro­vid­ing an ade­quate lay­er of secu­ri­ty, we will detail this in our assess­ment and explain the rea­sons why.

3) Propose options for increasing security

installing security cameras
It is not enough to mere­ly iden­ti­fy your home’s vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties. After a home secu­ri­ty audit, you should clear­ly under­stand the steps you must take to remove those vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties and make your home safer.

Our secu­ri­ty pro­fes­sion­als at PROTECTION PLUS will pro­vide no-has­sle rec­om­men­da­tions and advice on increas­ing your secu­ri­ty based on the find­ings of your audit. We will out­line the high­est-pri­or­i­ty areas and dis­cuss your options for var­i­ous secu­ri­ty prod­ucts. But again, there is no pres­sure or oblig­a­tion – you are free to imple­ment or ignore our rec­om­men­da­tions.

First and fore­most, our pri­or­i­ty is your secu­ri­ty. We want you to feel con­fi­dent that you are ful­ly informed about your secu­ri­ty risks and how to approach them.

Request a home security audit today

Con­tact us today at PROTECTION PLUS to request a no-oblig­a­tion home secu­ri­ty audit with our expe­ri­enced secu­ri­ty pro­fes­sion­als.

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