About three years ago, Walt and his girlfriend moved out of an inner city apartment building into a nice home in the suburbs. It was set back from the road about a hundred feet, with a nice, landscaped yard all around the house. Being a resourceful guy, Walt invested in a good DIY home security system and installed it with ease. No slacker, he maintained all of his home security equipment with care and made sure to get his software updates when needed. And over time, the couple saved up enough money to make their lifelong dream a reality: just before Christmas, they bought two jet skis so they could really enjoy the nearby beaches. For lack of having a shed, Walt left them on the trailer in the driveway. Sadly, two days before they planned to go for their first ride, Walt and his girlfriend woke up one morning to find out both jet skis had been stolen out of their driveway. Of course, they reported the theft to the police and filed a claim with their insurance company. Two months on, the police still haven’t recovered the jet skis, and the insurance company is unwilling to reimburse Walt because the jet skis weren’t in a secured area of the property.
Driveway Security Systems
Though we use them every day, our driveways are oftentimes areas of our properties that we overlook when it comes to installing home security systems. However, it’s important to realize that your driveway is the first point of access to your home, and being aware of unwanted intruders on your driveway can prevent vandalism of your property, break-ins, and in the case of Walt and his jet skis, theft of vehicles or items left in the driveway. Fortunately, there are many affordable and effective driveway security systems available to consumers nowadays. Some are combined with a videophone at a fence or gate, others are triggered by motion, metal, or infrared and alert you when a vehicle or living being enters your property. More specialized driveway security systems can cover not only your driveway, but also your entire yard, and alert you with pre-recorded voice messages when something unusual occurs. With the choice of wireless or wired, as well as DIY or professionally installed driveway security systems, there’s something for every budget. Don’t wait until it’s too late: evaluate your property and choose the driveway security system that works for you.