Things that need to be considered are:
Other perimeter security tips include:
- Gates – make sure that your gate opens and closes as quickly as possible. This means less time sitting in your driveway or the road where you are vulnerable target to hijackers. Also ensure that the motor has a locked box covering it to stop any attempts at tampering
- Bushes and trees – make sure that bushes and trees on your property are checked regularly to ensure that they are not affecting your perimeter.
- Beams – make sure that beams are installed correctly and at the most optimal angle to increase their range and effectiveness. It is also important to make sure that these beams are not obscured by shrubbery, or near reflective surfaces to prevent excessive false alarm activations.
- Servicing your entire security system – It is very important that you have your security system serviced on a regular basis. Testing your alarm once a month is recommended.
(Information compliments of Fidelity ADT)