For those interested I take extra steps to protect their home and property, and number of options are available. The most obvious is a home security system. These come in all different types sizes and security levels, but most are connected in some way to a security service that monitors the systems and reports problems, such as a tripped alarm. These systems generally require a monthly fee to be monitored, but for some the extra cost is worth the piece of mind.

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Another less obvious security feature that easy to install on a home is motion sensing outdoor lights. Not only are these handy when you are arriving home in the dark and fumbling for your keys, they also provide a deterrent to would be robbers sneaking up to your house under the cover of darkness.