Do you answer it? Do you pretend that no one is home?
This is a question that every homeowner should know how to answer. Knowing what to do in this situation can significantly decrease the chance of a home break-in.
Here’s what you need to know. Sometimes burglars will ring the doorbell or knock on the door to see if anyone is home. If no one answers, they’ll break into your home. That’s why it’s important to let stranglers know that you are home.
However, you should NOT open the door. This can lead to all sorts of safety issues including home invasions and burglaries at later times.
The sound of a barking dog or talking through the door are acceptable options. However, the best option is an intercom system.
An intercom system allows you to communicate with the unwanted visitor without ever having to open your door. Best of all, an intercom system that is integrated into your home security system can include video cameras so you can see who is at the door. Some will even snap a picture every time the doorbell is rung.
Intercom systems allow you to make your presence known without ever opening the door.
At Hue & Cry, we help homeowners with all types of security solutions including advanced home intercom systems. To find out how we can help you, visit www.HueAndCry.com or call us at 1-800-762-3196.
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