You can improve the chances of your safety manifold by installing a simple outdoor camera security system outside your door. In this way, whenever someone comes and rings the bell, he or she will be clearly visible to you without you needing to check the peephole. There have been incidents reported where people have been attacked or shot while trying to ascertain who rang the bell. With an outdoor camera security system this tragedy could have been averted, since she would not have needed to go to the door to find out who was calling on her.
An Outdoor Camera Security System with a Two-Way Audio System
The outdoor camera security system is a great safety measure because you can see the person calling on you without checking or even being close to the door. A two-way audio system would further enhance your security. You will then be able to ask what the person wants, and communicate with him or her without opening the door.
You could go a step further and have the outdoor camera security systems as well as the audio system connected to a recorder which will store everything. This could be an invaluable tool and help as evidence in case you are indeed attacked or burgled by anyone you remotely know or let in by an error of judgment.
You should decide about the positioning of the camera or cameras – if you have more than one entry or exit point. When deciding, you should keep in mind that the backdoor will always be the most likely entry point, and hence he most vulnerable point of the house. There should be surveillance cameras at that point, and all other points where the house might be neglected from constant or regular eye contact.
Besides installing a very good home security alarm, you should also ensure that all the doors and windows are secured from the inside. Burglars may break the glass and open the window, and for such times, your burglar alarm should be sufficient to scare him or her away. However, as an added measure of safety, you should have your alarm wired to the nearest police station so they will be alerted directly by the alarm and reach your home at the earliest.
It takes a little planning to ensure that you and your family stay safe and away from the danger of being burglered or physically harmed. Do not wait for something to happen to take this decision.