The Importance of Home Security

The Importance of Home Security

People spend entire life investing. From the moment when a little child starts his education process, investing in his life is starting. Through entire life, we invest. We invest our time, we invest our money and we invest our self in any social moment of our presence. So, why would not we invest in our home security? After all, this is our safe ground, our base in which we are creating our existence. When night comes, and we go to sleep, our home is all that we are in this world. Our memories, our belongings, our heritage is in our home.

Where are you living?

Home-securityThis should be the first question when you ask yourself about how to secure your home. In what kind of neighborhood? It can make a great amount of difference in home security assets that you need. For instance if you live in building the level of protection would be more focused on your apartment, if you live in a house which is in gated neighborhood community, this will be a good starting point for securing and you will need a much less protection than, for example, you fill need alone somewhere in the hills or any other rural area.  So, it is really important to go through all the parameters about your home environment before you start to calculate how much money you will need to spend on a security system which you are planning to install. Which, basically, is the most important thing. The security system is an investment like any other. Depending on the money you are planning to invest, the quality of your security system will depend.

What kind of system do you want?

Basically, all the systems can be represented in two ways – monitored and unmonitored. Both of those two systems come in different possibilities depending on investing, but in the bottom of the line, this is the main difference. When you decide on a monitored system, then you are more protected in many different ways. The main thing is that in that case, you also are monitored by a monitoring company with who you sign deal, 24 hours a day. It is more expensive then unmonitored system, which basically is there to scare away burglars and alarm homeowners about possible home invasion.

How To Change Lock On Your Door?

How To Change Lock On Your Door?

Changing your door lock is a relatively easy work to do, if you know a couple of basic things about the mechanics. Also, you do not need any special skills, just an ordinary technical knowledge and a little bit of a patience. So why should you pay someone to do it when you can perform it on your own? In most of the cases you will need an ordinary screwdriver. In this article, we will show you the process of changing the door lock so pay attention to the procedure.

Find and buy a lock

Try to find a lock that is keyed only from the one side while having an assembly turn from the opposite. Have in mind that high quality locks can cost you a bit more, but you will be secure for a long time after you buy one. The dead bolt kit should have a cylinder, assembly, interior assembly, a steel strike plate and a mounting hardware.

Find-and-buy-a-lockTake out the old one

There should be two bolts in the turn assembly plate, which you need to remove before you pull out the turn plate assembly. Now, once you remove, there should be a hole in your lock. Now, you need to put away the old deadbolt , which you remove by taking out two screw heads. Gently pull it out once you remove screws.

Replace the deadbolt

Replace-the-deadboltOnce you have taken it out, place a new one but do have in mind that you must place it correctly, as it can be installed in only one way. It is not a bad idea to write down or even sketch up the old one and its placement so you could know how to install a new one. It must be placed with the face up. But do not worry as all the new ones have the arrow up or word “up” written so you could not place it incorrectly.

Place the new lock

Insert it through the channel in the dedbolt and make sure that the keyhole is aligned. Place a bar from the opposite side and twist the knob in order to expose holes. Use bolts to tighten the lock. Test your lock and enjoy!