Part of the 'Complete Idiot's Guide' series.
In today's world of gated communities, security is more sought after than ever. Most new home owners think about installing a home security system shortly after moving in. However, many security companies can give owners a maze of features, services, pricing structures and "requirements". How do you sort though it all? How do you assess your needs? How do you resist the "upsell" and work with the security company to keep your home safe on a budget?
This book tells you all you need to know about keeping your home and family secure. Expert author Tom Davidson, a former FBI agent and security expert, gives you the skinny on everything from basic systems to inexpensive measures you can install yourself. How can you protect your home on a plan you can afford? How can you work with your neighbours to protect your neighbourhood? Davidson, now an attorney, also tells you what's legal and what's not in today's world of surveillance including nanny-cams and child monitoring.