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When it comes to house robberies, no-one would deny that a loud, barking dog on the premises might be a deterrent.

Sometimes…

The thing is, burglars come in all shapes and sizes. As do dogs. So it makes perfect sense that small dogs, however large they might be in stature, are less of a threat to those who might consider robbing your home.

If you’re thinking of getting a dog to help guard your house then the following should be taken into consideration:

  • While big, loud dogs might be a deterrent, small yappy ones probably aren’t.
  • Such a dog will need to be extremely well trained.
  • He or she will also need good socialization skills to understand the difference between people who’re a threat and those who aren’t.
  • It’ll be necessary to regularly walk your dog around the perimeter to continually establish their territory.

Even taking all this into account, it’s a sad truth that while a dog on the premises may faze some, other wrongdoers might preoccupy a dog with treats or even hurt them to carry out the robbery. In short, if you have a four-legged friend at home, it makes sense to back up your security with a home alarm and/or monitoring system.

There are many different types, depending on your requirements and type of property. Today’s home alarm systems utilize the latest technology to provide any, all, or a combination of the following:

  • Video surveillance: Via CCTV and security cameras. These have the added advantage that you can check on your dog and your property from any location, using a computer or mobile device.
  • Monitored alarm: Such a system will alert you, and/or your security service provider, should a break-in occur.
  • Access control: These control who can gain access to a property and log the exact times when they do so. This is especially useful for those who might have staff entering or leaving when they’re not at home.

Residential home security and the best in alarm and monitoring systems are highly dependent on the location and layout of the property. With the right alarm installation service, it’s also possible to allow your dog/s to roam free around the property, even when all security elements are active. That way you have the best of both worlds—the dog and the alarm system as well.

The key to the ultimate in home protection is that of a professional installation. Using the services of a leading global company, such as Fast Guard Service, who’re experts in the provision of such systems, ensures that a thorough risk assessment is carried out prior to creating the ultimate alarm and monitoring system. Quite simply, a poor security system is virtually worthless, so it pays to get it right. 

While your four-legged friend might seem like the ideal choice for home security, nothing beats a quality alarm system from a reputable company. Ensuring the welfare of your loved ones (including your dog) should be the top priority, and the right alarm system is by far the best way to secure the safety of all involved.