Thursday, April 4, 2013

How To Choose The Right Wall And Security System For Your Home in Ghana

Compared to many other countries, Ghana has a relatively low crime rate. INTERPOL lists the crime index for Ghana at 461.28, Japan at 1,709.88 and the United States at 4,123.97. Most of the crimes committed in Ghana are done for immediate financial gain and are crimes of opportunity. Street crimes such as pickpocketing and burglary are on the rise as are property crimes such as unlawful entry and burglary.

According to a Report from the Ghana Open Data Initiative, there were 325 cases of unlawful entry and 428 robberies reported in Accra alone during the year 2010. It is difficult to obtain accurate statistics for the country as a whole because of logistical constraints faced by the police, especially in rural areas where many crimes are going unreported. There has also been a problem with corruption on the police force.

Common Crime Prevention

Because the police force is stretched so thin, it is important to take preventative measures to protect yourself, your family and your belongings.
  • Build a tall wall around your home in Ghana
  • Install the right doors
  • Install taught lock such as deadbolt locks and dead-lock
  • Reinforce your home entryway
  • Keep the doors to your home locked at all times
  • Install a backup generator to light up your home during power outages
  • Install modern burglar proof bars inside your windows

Choosing The Right Security System

Even the most basic security system will add elements of safety and security to your home and family. There are many affordable systems to choose from that have essential features such as:
  • Control panel
  • Keypad
  • Siren
  • Inside motion detector
  • Door and window contacts
If you have enough money in your budget, you may also want to consider more sophisticated features such video surveillance that allows you to see who is at your door before you answer it or monitor your home while you are away. Also, live electrical wire around the top of a tall wall and automatic security gates will deter the bad guys. You may also want to choose a monitored home security system that provides 24 hour monitoring service by professional security guards.

Whatever type of security system you choose for your home in Ghana, you will want to make sure it has a reliable backup power source for the control panel in the event of a power outage. You don’t want your safety to be compromised because of a rolling blackout.

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