ADDITIONAL SECURITY SERVICES

 

Strike- Plates & Security Screws

Strike-plates and Long Screws

Heavy Duty Strike Plates 

This may seem like a trivial detail, but the reality is that a good, strong, heavy duty strikeplate can be the difference between an intruder easily kicking in the door or not.  The larger the plate coupled with long  security screws that anchor into the 2x4 framing stud, the stronger your deadbolt and door will be against an attack.

Strike-plates and Long Screws

Security Screws

About 60 - 70% of the homes we work in do not have a heavy duty strike plate or long screws installed, and we've had to make costly repairs to doors that were kicked in, causing significant damage to the door frame.  Many times the damage could have been avoided or minimized with this simple precautionary measure.

Strike-plates and Long Screws

Strengthen Hinges

The same applies to the screws that hold the door hinge to the frame.  The screws that come from the factory are only about 5/8" inches long.  Installing just one long screw in each hinge that anchor into the 2x4 framing stud will significantly increase the strength of your door from an intruders' attempt to kick it in on the hinge side.

Patio Door Security

Security Bar

Security Bar

It is quite common for a homeowner to place a piece of broom stick or something similar at the bottom of the patio door railing for security purposes.  Although this can be effective, the best solution is to install a Security Bar, sometimes refered to as a 'Charlie-Bar', that fits across the middle of the door.  It easily folds away when not in use and is always there when you need it.

Pin Locks

Pin Locks

Another option is installing a Pin Lock at the top of the door.  This method requires a hole to be drilled through the frame of your patio door.  There are a few variations of these types of locks.  This is a low cost, low tech device yet is very effective.

 

Deadbolts & Door Viewers

One Sided (Keyless) Deadbolts

One Sided (Keyless) Deadbolts

These locks - also known as keyless deadbolts- are designed to offer an extra layer of security in addition to the existing deadbolt.  The lock is not visible from the exterior side of the door and can only be engaged from inside of the home.  

 

 

In some states, these type of locks are required to be installed on all rental properties as an added protective measure for tenants. 

 

 

Another alternative is to replace your current deadbolts with  special deadbolt locks designed with a similar feature to this 'keyless' device.  No additional holes needed.  Contact us for pricing and additional information.

Door Viewers & Smart Video Doorbells

Door Viewers & Smart Video Doorbells

Door viewers are very important because they allow you to actually see who is on the other side of your door. They are also inexpensive to purchase and install. We recommend installing one on all exterior doors  that have no glass or side lights.

 

Another great option that is becoming more and more popular, is the use of video doorbells. There are a wide variety to choose from but most work with an app installed on your smartphone that will alert you and let you see a video of the person that is at your door. These devices are affordable and are a great way to add another layer of security to your home. SECURE HOME can install these on your home for less than you might think.

 

Call us for a free quote!

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Electronic Keypads

Electronic Keypads

'Smart' Electronic Keypads

These type of keypads are gaining popularity with many homeowners because they eliminate the need of a physical key to open the lock, they simply use a code, usually 4 - 6 digits in length.  Some of these can still be operated with a normal key to lock/ unlock; other models are completely keyless and use 'virtual' or 'digital' keys that operate with apps on your smartphone, allowing you to give access to your property even if 

you are not home.

 

One convenient feature of these keypads is that you can create multiple temporary user codes for say - a contractor that is working in your home for a couple of days.  When the work is done, you simply delete the temporary code and they no longer have access to your property. 

Fire Safety Services

Smoke & CO Alarms

Smoke & CO Alarms

Learn about the different types of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms that can protect your family in case of an emergency.  SECURE HOME carries a variety of these alarms available for installation in your home.

Fire Extinguishers

Fire Extinguishers

Fire extinguishers are another important component to fire safety.  The NFPA recommends having one on every level of your home but especially in the kitchen and garage area.  SECURE HOME can provide you with an appropriate fire extinguisher that can put out most small, common types of home fires.

 

Security & Home Automation Systems

24/7 Monitored Security System

24/7 Monitored Security System

SECURE HOME is proud to Partner with Pulsar Halo, a full service security company that has been a leader in the industry for over forty years.

 

If you want the peace of mind that a 24/7 monitored system offers but don't want to break the bank or be tied to long contracts, click on the button below. Basic packages start at just $199!

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'Smart Home' Automation 

Smart Home Automation 

Simplify your life. Automate your entire home with Pulsar Halo : security system, lights, door locks, cameras, thermostat, garage door and more. Protect your loved ones and secure your most valuable assets and belongings from a single app.

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