Common Weak Spots in your Home Security

We don’t often think our home will be susceptible to break-ins. While you may lock the door or even have a home security system installed with AMP Security in Utah, you need to be aware of the most common weak spots in your home. Adding the extra level of home security in the following areas will help you in protecting your home, valuables, and family.

Garage Doors

Depending on how old your garage door is will determine just how easy it is to break into. If there isn’t a required code or locking system in place you may want to consider having your garage door replaced. Garages connected to your home are usually the first place a home intruder will try to get into. Take the time to make sure your garage door is locked and secure from any potential burglars.

Windows

Windows would be the next options for burglars. Even if your windows have locks, the glass could easily be smashed and the lock can be useless. Instead, look for windows or sliding glass doors that require a key to be unlocked. Placing window sensors directly tied into your home security system with AMP Security in Utah will also deter any burglars from entering into your home.

Doors

While you can add as many locks as you want to a door, they won’t help if your door isn’t properly installed to the frame of the house. A solid kick or two could easily brake the frame around your door and allow for anyone to enter. If this doesn’t work they will automatically begin searching for your spare key. That is why we don’t recommend leaving a spare key outside for any intruder to find and easily walk into your home.

Now that you know the most common weak spots of a home you can begin to take the necessary precautions to improve the security in these places. Having a home security systems installed by AMP Security in Utah will help. Our systems give your home constant monitoring of your entire home, including the weak spots. Our company works hard to protect what you love most. Call us today to schedule an installation of a home security system that fits your needs.

Home Safety for your Pet

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If you are like most, your pet is a part of your family. You will do anything to make sure they are protected and secure in your home. AMP Security can help you when it comes to protecting what you love. We have gathered some preparations you should be taking in order to make your home pet friendly.

Kitchens and Bathrooms

Kitchens and bathrooms could be the most dangerous areas of your home when it comes to you beloved pet. You should go through these rooms and make sure they can’t get into anything that may cause them harm. Secure any cabinets that contain hazardous chemicals they may be tempted to eat. Always keep the trash can and toilets shut and secured. Block any small spaces they could crawl into and get stuck in. Get down to their level and view all the surrounds they may be tempted to get into.

Living Room

Living rooms will be a place your pet will most likely spend the majority of its time when it is allowed inside. It is important to make sure they can’t get into anything that may cause them harm in this room as well. Make sure there aren’t any loose electrical wiring that they could bite or get tangled up in. If possible, remove any fragile items that could be knocked down by a curious cat or a wagging tail. Do your research on any houseplants you may have in your living room, making sure they aren’t toxic to your pets if they are consumed.

Bedrooms

As with the kitchen, bathroom, and living room, you will want to make sure your beloved pet can’t get into anything that could be hazardous to their health. Remove any toxic chemicals from their reach. Make sure all electrical cords are wrapped up and out of the way. Cover up any nooks and crannies that may look inviting to your small pet. Keep them away from the dirty laundry as it is often too tempting to consume.

Making sure your pet is safe with the simple tips above can give you the peace of mind you need. To help you in keeping the rest of your family members safe, you can trust AMP Security to provide you with a home security system. Our systems can be tailored to your needs and lifestyle with the variety of accessories available with our home security systems. Call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our sales representatives to learn more.

Protecting your Home during Halloween

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As the year comes to a close we have a lot of holidays and celebrations to look forward to, including Halloween. While most of the fun during Halloween is light-hearted, there is always the issue of vandalism and pranks that may occur. We at AMP Security in Utah want to help you in keeping your home safe and secure, so we gathered some tips for you to try during this Halloween season.

Be Kind

Trick or Treating will bring a lot of visitors to your front door. You will want to make sure you are kind and courteous to all of those who are seeking their share of candy. If you are rude and angry to your visitors you increase the chances of having something unkind happen to you or your property. If you come off as a welcoming neighbor you decrease your chances of being pranked or vandalized.

Opting Out

If you are choosing not to participate in the Halloween festivities this year make sure you are taking the proper steps to let the trick or treaters know you aren’t participating. Close the curtains and turn off all of your main lights. This way they will think you are not home or know that you won’t be handing out candy this year.

Protecting your Home

As the night draws to a close you will want to be wary of potential pranksters. You can take necessary precautions to make their job a lot harder and potentially ward them away from your house all together. Move your car into the garage or behind your home so vandals don’t have easy access to your car and your belongings. You might even want to post up in a chair on your front porch for a few hours to ward off any prying eyes. Having a home security system installed by AMP Security in Utah can allow you to have the inside of your home protected with 24/7 monitoring and motion sensors.

Freak them Out

It’s Halloween, now is the time to have some fun while protecting your home. You can potentially ward off any vandals or pranksters by scaring them off. Dress up in a scary costume and hide in the bushes. Post a sign letting them know they are being watched. Be creative!

Halloween is the time of year we all look forward to. You too can have fun while making sure your home, family, and valuables are safe. Having an alarm system with AMP Security in Utah can help. Call us today to schedule a visit from our sales representatives.

Benefits of Having an AMP Security System

ampAMP Security Company prides itself on providing the best home security systems for you, your home, and your family. If you are wondering if an alarm system with AMP Security is right for you, we have listed just some of the benefits of having a home security system installed.

Protection of Valuables

Our homes should be a safe-haven when it comes to our electronics, jewelry, and other precious goods. Having an alarm system installed in your home will provide a defensive layer against any intruders that attempt to break into your home. AMP Security Company can provide you with a home security system that monitors your home 24/7. The alarm alone on the security system will most likely deter any intruders from attempting to enter your home.

Cheaper Home Insurance

Depending on who your provider of insurance is, you may be eligible for a deduction on your home insurance. Insurance companies like it when you are taking the initiative in protecting your home with a home security system. Check with your provider today to see how much you could possibly save each month by having a home security system installed.

Crime Deterrent

Having an AMP Security system installed in your home will not only act as a crime deterrent for you, but can often deter crime for your neighbors as well. Placing the home security sticker or placard outside of your home lets others know that there is an active alarm system in the area. Invaders have shown to avoid areas where there are home security systems.

Peace of Mind

Last but certainly not lease, a home security system can give you the peace of mind you need. Your alarm system will continually watch over your home, family, and valuables no matter where you are. Your security system will also notify you and the proper authorities if anything does occur.

Investing in a home security system with AMP Security Company can be a big decision. Hopefully the benefits listed above are enough to convince you. If you would like any further information on our home security systems feel free to call one of our customer service representatives today.

Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft

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While AMP Security can give your home and valuables 24/7 protection, it is up to you to make sure you don’t become a victim of identity theft. All too often we hear of the misfortune of others dealing with the unfortunate side effects of identity theft. We at AMP Security care about the well-being of you and your family so we have provided some suggestions to take into consideration in order to protect yourself against identity theft.

Don’t Overshare

With the use of social media websites those who are targeting individuals for personal information can easily find what they need on the social media sites you use. Sharing personal information such as your birthdate, family names, pet names, etc. can be used to answer security questions linked to bank accounts. Always try to be as private as possible while using social media.

Anti-Virus Programs

When using your computer for storing personal information linked to bank accounts you will want to make sure your computer is protected with anti-virus and anti-malware programs. Your information can easily be obtained through a scam email launching a virus into your computer.

Handling Financial Documents

If you are still receiving paper bills with your personal information printed on them, you will want to make sure you are taking all the steps to dispose of them correctly. Simply tossing them in the trash will not keep your information away from prying eyes. Invest in a shredder to make sure your information is out of sight. You may even want to consider going paper-less and having your bills emailed to your personal computer instead.

Create Strong Passwords

When creating accounts and log in passwords you will want to make them difficult for others to guess or decipher. Use a combination of upper and lower case letters along with random numbers. Make sure you protect all of your devices, including your phones and tablets, with strong passwords. While it may be hassle to type in a password each time, you will be thankful for it if your laptop or phone has been misplaced or stolen.

Following the suggestions above are just a few ways to protect yourself from identity-theft. When it comes to the protection of your home, family, and valuables we at AMP Security can help. Having one of our home security systems can provide you with the peace of mind you need in your home. Call us today to learn more about our home security systems and how they can fit all of your security needs.