What I Learned While Remodeling My HomeWhat I Learned While Remodeling My Home

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What I Learned While Remodeling My Home

Me and my wife bought a fixer-upper a few years ago with every intention on converting it into our dream home. The problem was, we were not nearly as skilled in home construction and remodeling as we thought we were. After a few failed projects, we needed to really take a step back and reevaluate our plan. We knew there was no money in the budget to hire a contractor to do everything, so there were some skills we were going to have to learn on our own. After several months of actively seeking out the information we needed to get the job done, we were finally able to successfully remodel the kitchen in our new house. While the house is still a work in progress, we are successfully accomplishing new tasks every day. In this blog, I hope to bring together all of the information we learned along the way.

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Commercial Fence Features To Ensure Optimum Security Day And Night

Securing your commercial property can be a huge job. Unfortunately, you can't just throw a fence up and think that everything will remain secure behind the closed gates. Here, you'll find a few features to consider adding to the security barrier around your commercial property.

Fence Motion Detector

It's not easy, nor is it fast, to snip your way through a fence, nor can you climb over it in a manner of seconds—it will take time to get through or over the fence. Instead of giving a potential intruder the time they need to get past the fence, install a fence motion detector to alert you anytime anything comes into contact with the fencing.

Fence motion detecting systems utilize wires run through the fencing to detect movement. When movement is detected, a signal is sent to an alarm box—you can set the alarm to sound externally or set it to be a silent alarm to give you or your security team the time to get to the site of the intrusion without the potential trespasser being aware that you're aware of his presence.

Note: If there's a lot of wildlife in the area, you may experience several false alarms. The motion detection system picks up any movement, animal or human.

Motion Activated Lights

Another feature to add to your security system is motion activated lights. Surely, there are dark areas of the property that don't really need to be lit up all night long, but if there's any movement in that location, you're going to want things to light up quickly.

Installing motion activated lights is easy these days. They require no wiring to be installed at all. Solar powered motion activated lights can be installed just about anywhere that they'll be exposed to enough sunlight to charge them up through the day.

Real and Fake Cameras

If you don't have the funding to install functioning security cameras on every square foot of your property, consider installing a few dummy cameras with the ones that do operate. Of course, you will want functioning cameras in the areas that require the most security, but those other places may just need a bit of deterrence to keep people from trying to break in.

These three features will go a long way in securing your commercial property. Talk with your fencing contractor to learn more about the features that you can add to your commercial fence to ensure optimum security day and night.