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What is this e-book about?

As the title states, this is a beginner’s guide to the sometimes complicated field of home security. There aren’t any tricks and this isn’t one long sales pitch. This ebook was created to take an honest look at home security systems. Basic scenarios have been created to help educate the reader.

There are many different ways you can secure a home from intruders. A two thousand dollar state-of-the-art security system may protect your home just as well as a cheap $300 do-it-yourself kit. The real answer lies with you and how comfortable you feel with your security situation and solution.

This e-book is about informing the reader of different security options.

Do you need a security system?

To answer this question thoughtfully, you need to take a look at yourself and your living situation. To do that, I would ask these questions:
Do you have a family living with you?
Do you have any small children living with you?
Do you have any pets?
Do you have any valuable belongings?
Most importantly, do you feel safe at night lying in bed?

Except for the last one, answering “yes” to any of those questions means you’ll most likely want to investigate owning some type of a security system. A Beginner’s Guide to Home Security

I already have a gun!

Having a firearm is an excellent idea, but it doesn’t mean that you don’t need a security system.

Remember that the gun only works if somebody is able to point it at the intruder and possibly pull the trigger. It doesn’t work if you’re asleep in bed or away from your home.

Using a gun against an intruder also means a great deal of stress and responsibility. Could you handle holding somebody at gunpoint until the police arrive? Are you ready to do the final act of shooting and possibly killing a person should they become violent and threaten you or your family?

What about having a dog?

It’s still argued today that if you have a dog, then for the most part you shouldn’t need a security system. After all, most dogs bark at intruders and can successfully scare them away. Having a growling German shepherd on the other side of the door is an excellent type of criminal deterrence. What kind of person would want to challenge a dog like that?

Some large, well trained dogs make excellent companions and security guards. Their faithful allegiance is told time and time again. It’s common to find news articles about dogs going against all odds to save the life of a family member, even if it means their own death. That kind of heroism and determination is simply amazing.

A Beginner’s Guide to Home Security

The problem is that there will always be ways to get around a guard dog. Here are a few reasons:
Dogs can be bribed to stay quiet. A dog treat, chewing gum or even a little
peanut butter can go a long way. You may even make a friend out of the
guard dog.
Dogs can be put down with a gunshot or severe beating with a stick or
Dogs are not always on guard 24x7x365. A dog cannot guard your home
when it’s out on a walk or visiting the veterinarian.
Dogs may spend the night in a cage or isolated room. Intruders aren’t as
fearful of trapped dogs.

Dogs are great for barking at intruders and showing force. The barking is loud, fearsome and should easily alert everybody in the house. But despite all of that, can you still count on a dog protecting your home at all hours every day?

A Beginner’s Guide to Home Security