Private Investigations and Personal Security/Home Security


What would be the best way to protect my home.  I travel often and need to feel that my home is safe.

Hi John,

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you.  I have been travelling and my Internet access was limited.  The keys to good home security have 3 basic elements - neighbours / visibility, detection / response, and physical security.  Then on the inside, prominent property marking is a highly effective strategy to make otherwise attractive items less so.  My suggestions are to get to know your neighours, install a reliable alarm system with very load internal (for the burglar) and external (for the neighbours) sirens, and have good quality key operated lock on doors and windows.  I always recommend that an alarm system be monitored so that you know as soon as possible that there has been an activation - you can either have professional monitoring or arrange for the system to call your cell phone.

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Rick Draper


I can answer questions about Security Risk Analysis and Physical Security Reviews; Security Risk Management Planning; Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design; Forensic Security Analysis and “Expert Witness” Reports; Security Systems Design and Review (CCTV, Detection Systems, Information Security, Access Control, Security and Architectural Hardware); Security Awareness Programs; Security Risk Management Training, and Professional Development.


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