4.  Think about protecting for more than intruders

- Place a monitored Smoke and/or Heat Detector near sleeping areas.

- Place a Water and Flood Sensor in the basement near a hot water heater or a wash tub.

- Place a Temp Alert / Freeze Sensor in the basement or near pipes that could freeze in lower temperatures.

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3.  Don't forget to look at those accessible windows as entry points

- Windows can be protected by the same type of sensor that is used on your doors.

- Motion Sensors and Glass Break Sensors are another way of protecting them.  They will cover a wide area as well as multiple windows, and are often times a more effective and affordable way to protect areas with windows.                    

Help Designing Your System

1.  Think about your concerns

- Not all homes and lifestyles are alike.  So when you look at how you would like to be protected look at your home the way a criminal would. 

- Look at all of the accessible entry points around your home to help determine the best method of protection. 

2.  Start right at your front door

- Most burglaries occur right through a door.

- Keep in mind a criminal will try to find the easiest     way in and out of a home.  So protecting all accessible doors is a very important part of your system design.

- So think about protecting all of your ground level doors.    

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5.  The second floor

- While it's less likely that a criminal will attempt to come through a second floor window.  It is still important to make sure the upper levels are monitored for environmental threats.

- Place a monitored Smoke and/or heat sensor near sleeping areas.

- Place a CO sensor in sleeping areas to detect dangerous levels of carbon monoxide.