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The Singapore Police Force reported that there were over 300 cases of homes being broken into and over 16,000 cases of theft in the capitol city in 2014. Knowing that your belongings and sense of safety may be at risk is a scary thought, but the good news is that there are burglar-proof safety systems available that can give you peace of mind and help to protect your family. There are three basic types of safety systems to consider.

Intrusion Detection System
An intrusion detection system is used to alert you when someone has entered your home. A security company will discuss potential weak spots around your home to determine where it would be likely for an intruder to attempt to enter the building. Doors and windows are typically monitored with this type of system, and any unauthorised opening of a door or window will set off an alarm.

You have two options when it comes to a detection system. Some systems simply make a lot of noise in order to scare the intruder away. Other systems are hooked up to a remote monitoring station. People who man these stations are tasked with contacting you in case the alarm is tripped to determine whether it is a false alarm. If you do not answer the phone or you inform the caller that the alarm is real, the authorities will be notified and dispatched to your home to help.

IP CCTV
An Internet protocol closed-circuit television (IP CCTV) camera offers home surveillance that can be accessed from anywhere. You sign into the streaming video with a unique username and password, so you do not have to worry about someone else being able to watch streaming video of the inside of your home.

This method of home security is ideal when you are away from home on a regular basis, and the camera feed can be accessed on a computer or mobile device. Some people also use this technology to see how well housekeepers or childcare workers do their jobs when no one else is around. One of the biggest benefits of this burglar-proof safety system is that the cost is low compared to other home safety options.

Security Guards
If your home is large and you have the financial resources available to do so, you can hire security guards to keep you and your family safe. The benefit of having a security guard monitoring your property is the fact that the individual can act when observing suspicious behaviour to prevent the risk of burglary. Hiring a security guard is a measure that is intended to prevent burglary rather than alert you to the fact that a security breach has occurred after the fact.

It is important to opt for an experienced security professional who has been formally trained for the position. Background checks are essential, and it’s a good idea to lay some ground rules with your security guard from the start.
Hearing the news about burglaries in homes across the country is unsettling, but you can regain a sense of security in the comfort of home by opting for one or more of the burglar-proof safety systems outlined above. The right one for your home depends on the size of your home, the safety of the surrounding area and your budget.