Let’s say you’ve recently moved into a new home or made the decision to outfit your current residence with a new home security system. Whether this is your first or fiftieth time setting up a home security network, your mind is naturally going to jump to the big-ticket items first. Of course, you’ll want to be sure that your home has surveillance cameras, a Simon XT Control Panel and sensors for your doors and windows. These are all valid and important parts of the home security equation, but it’s important to remember that there’s also quite a bit to be gained from perfecting the details of your home security system. Before you put away your toolbox and check the last item off of your to-do list, make sure that you’ve addressed these finer points of home protection:

Pocket power

While having a home security system is a wonderful thing, it can be something of a hassle to have to continually arm and disarm it as you come and go from your home. Depending on where your control panel is placed in relation to your garage, this can be a bit of a chore. That’s why we offer the keychain remote control. One of the simplest home security accessories that we produce, the keychain remote control allows you to arm and disarm your alarm system from your keychain. A perfect addition to your key ring, you’ll now be able to turn your alarm system off as you enter the driveway and on as you exit. You’ll also be able to send a panic signal from anywhere inside your home, notifying authorities to your need for assistance.

Visual armor

Burglary is largely a crime of opportunity, meaning that would-be home invaders are more likely to target residences that appear entirely unprotected, particularly when the owners of the home are away at work or on vacation. Let potential intruders know that your home is protected with our Protect America Home Security Signs. Standing about two feet high and highly visible in red and white, these signs should be placed near all of the entrances to your home to stave off potential thieves. Or, if you’d prefer to leave your lawn untouched, consider our Protect America Window Stickers for the same effect.

Shedding light

Our Protect America Home Security Signs offer a great deal of visual protection by dissuading potential burglars, but there’s not much point in having them if you don’t keep them illuminated at night. Our Solar Yard Sign Light clips directly on to the base of your yard sign to shed light on it all night. The LED light turns on automatically at dusk and then off again at dawn, so it requires no effort or maintenance on your part. Best of all, the light runs on rechargeable, solar powered batteries that can hold a charge for over eight hours. Simply clip it on to your sign and let the light do the rest of the work.