Posts Tagged ‘property’

Home security with Barbed Wire Fencing

April 30, 2010

When you own a property and you have animals and a family to protect, it is important that you have adequate security fencing surrounding the area in order to keep out all of the unwanted visitors. For some, the unwanted visitors will include predators that can harm your livestock, for others, the unwanted visitors will include trespassers. Either way, a strong fence that will deter both humans and animals from entering your property, can be achieved with the use of a top quality barbed wire fencing.

Barbed wires are wires that have sharp edges or points arranged at regular intervals. This wire, although dangerous if you were to get yourself entangled in it, is extremely effective as a security measure. This type of fencing is very affordable and can also be easy to install as well. There are professionals that can install it for you, or you could try to give it a go yourself in order to save even more money. If you were thinking about constructing the fence yourself you will definitely need protective clothing and an extremely hardy pair of gloves. A cut from this type of wire can travel quite deeply under the skin, so you will also need to make sure that your children, or your friends children, are educated in some safety issues in regards to the fence and the potential danger.

Barbed wire fencing is used for cattle and for fences in hilly country areas, and in some extreme cases, even around houses and businesses that need protecting. Wooden posts are normally kept between for support. For agriculture you can have soft wire or high tensile wires, this tensile wire is thinner but the quality of steel is very good so that the livestock or any trespassing person cannot stretch the wire to make it loosen. There are occasions where you may be repairing sections of your current fence and you can use barbed wire during this time to maintain your security whilst you are conducting your repairs.

Many prisons make use of these fences, even in the top security prisons and this is the perfect demonstration of just how effective it is in keeping what you want in, and keeping what you don’t want in, out. These types of fences are also extremely difficult to climb, simply for the fact that it would be almost impossible to climb without sustaining some kind of injury.

When you are close to your barbed wire fencing, or your family members are, it is really important not to get too close, especially if you are wearing loose and flowing clothing. Your clothing can become tangled in the wires and they will rip.
Regular fencing checks are needed in order to fix repairs immediately if they arise. Having a fault in the fence or a loose fence post will make your security measures redundant. There may be times when you will need to replace individual wires, or it could be the case that you need to replace a post. Either way, you are not going to be able to keep the unwanted things out when your fence is faulty and in need of repair.


Outdoor Lights That Beautify Your Home

April 21, 2010

The term outdoor lights means different things to different people.  If you float the term at a builders convention, most will tell you that they hang a light by the front door, one by the back door, and one under the carport  if one is built on the home.  They will also tell you the reason for the lights on the outside of a home is because they are required by code.  Otherwise, they would likely not put even the porch lights on a newly constructed home.  The more high-end builders will, of course, have a different answer and will address the different aspects of lighting a property for security, safety and the enhancement of the beauty of the property.

While code requires outdoor lights for reason of safety, the other aspects are no less important if your intent is to have a more attractive and enjoyable quality of life for you and your family.  When designing or searching for a new home, people spend countless hours researching and viewing many different spaces, paint colors, types of hardware and the multitude of available appliances.  So why not put the same effort into a well conceived outdoor lighting plan.

When lighting your property for safety, be sure to light the paths and walkways that people utilize when wandering about your property at night.  This will prevent accidents and also help keep you out of court.  You sure don’t want to have to defend a lawsuit when someone trips because they couldn’t see that extra step on the walk leading to your front door.

Outdoor lights also provide for the security of your property by making it less attractive to a passing intruder.  Many police departments believe that a residential property that is equipped with low levels of lighting provided all night around the outside of your home will make a burglar bypass your house and continue to one that is easier for him to hide and go unnoticed.

Finally, a well designed and implemented outdoor lighting plan will beautify your home and make you the envy of your neighborhood.  Lighting your home’s architectural features, that specimen tree and other landscape or prominent features on your property will help make your outdoor lights more than just some builder’s after thoughts.

Freeze Detecting Alarm System

April 21, 2010

Freeze alarm is a necessity for each and every house to endure the harsh weather conditions during winter. The alarm system  insures you against the damage to your property caused by freeze. Extensive freezing can cause the water pipes to rupture and leak, thereby damaging the walls, furnitures and other elements inside the house with mold and dampness. Besides, the furnace or the electricity lines of your home also stop working since they get covered by snow. Thus, a problematic situation may arise if the freeze is not detected at the right time. To avoid all the discomfort, people have taken to the usage of freeze detecting alarms in their homes.

The functioning of the freeze alarms is almost the same though it may vary slightly from each other in terms of size and shape. The alarm warns you about the fall of temperature below the freezing point within your home. The alarm sends you a pre-recorded voice based message so that you can take action immediately for protecting your home. The freeze alarm is capable of sending alerts to several phone lines at a time. Therefore, even if you are away from your home, your neighbors will be able to inform you. Or you may set the temperature alerts of the alarm system before hand as per your choice.

The best part is that the alarm system is also able to detect the rise in room temperature, in case the air conditioner at your home stops working. Such high temperatures can affect the pets and plants in your house; therefore you need to remain alert. The freeze detector is just perfect to keep you free of the worries of your favorite pet or plants while you are away from the house. Installation of the equipment does not involve much complication, and can be maintained easily. Make sure to check and replace the batteries before leaving the house so that the device is able to provide your home with absolute protection. You may call up the monitoring station for checking the temperature inside your home. These alarm systems enable you to find out if their battery is properly charged or not. You are only required to set the device at a minimum temperature of 55 degree Fahrenheit; the rest of the job is done by it.

The freeze alarms are also very useful for detecting the temperature changes in your greenhouse. A wide array of alarm systems are available in the market for you to choose from. You can purchase any of these devices as per the requirements of your house. Prevention is always better than cure and therefore, this device is must have for all homeowners. Damages caused by freezing temperatures can be restricted to a large extent through the use of such home security equipments. These are a flawless and cost effective means of keeping your hard earned valuables secure throughout your life. The freeze alarms act as your true companion in rescuing you from all the chaos that may arise at your home due to freeze problems.