Home Security FAQs

We get so many inquiries from homeowners, landlords, renters - even crime victims. We hope the information addressed here on our FAQs page will help answer your questions, but if not please feel free to contact iGUARD directly!


  • What basic steps can I take to prevent my house from being burglarized?
  • My house has been burglarized three times in two years, how can I stop this?
  • Do home alarm systems prevent break-ins?
  • Is it true that my homeowner's insurance will give me a discount if I have an alarm?
  • I have received a lot of offers in the mail for a home alarm. They all say FREE but when I call them I find out it's not a free wireless system.
    What are YOU offering?


Q:

What basic steps can I take to prevent my house from being burglarized?

A:

Think of your home as a box, and the doors and windows as being openings to that box. Burglars will enter through doors or windows accessible from the ground. Just closing and locking these accessible openings when you're away is a basic burglary prevention step. As a rule of thumb, all doors should be made out of solid core wood or be metal-clad to prevent or delay forced entry. All exterior doors should be equipped with heavy-duty deadbolt locks supported by heavy-duty four-screw strike plates fastened with three-inch wood screws solidly into the door frame. Exterior doors should have a peep-hole viewport to see who's outside before opening. Accessible sliding glass windows and doors should have secondary security devices to prevent forced entry or lifting the window pane out if its track.

With a professionally installed iGUARD security system, your windows and doors will be protected. Should a burglar attempt to enter through one of your protected openings, a signal will be sent to our monitoring station immediately and the police will be called.


Q:

My house has been burglarized three times in two years, how can I stop this?

A:

Give iGUARD a call now! We can conduct a security analysis of your premises and have you protected immediately! Don't wait to be a victim again. Obviously, burglars are attracted to your home either because of its isolated location, your lifestyle, or the way you secure the home now.


Q:

Do home alarm systems prevent break-ins?

A:

Of course. It's the fear of detection and reporting that prevents burglaries. Detection consists of a loud interior siren that sends most burglars running, and a signal to our monitoring station. When we receive a signal, the police are called, and we notify you. To keep burglars out, you need to warn them first of the existence of your alarm system by using a lawn sign and window decals that we provide you. Of course, for all this to work the homeowner needs to incorporate the use of the alarm system into their everyday routine and use it.


Q:

Is it true that my homeowner's insurance will give me a discount if I have an alarm?

A:

Yes, most insurance companies offer a discount of up to 25% on your policy if you have a monitored security system. Upon completion of installation, we will give you a certificate that you can present to your homeowner's insurance to obtain your discount.


Q:

I have received a lot of offers in the mail for a home alarm. They all say FREE but when I call them I find out it's not a free wireless system. What are YOU offering?

A:

With iGUARD you never have to read the fine print. We offer high quality equipment, professional installation, and customer support 24/7. When we say $99.00 activation, we mean $99.00 activation. All costs and charges will be discussed with you up front. There are NEVER hidden costs. We understand that you are making a choice and that you don't want to be surprised. It is our pledge to promise and deliver. Not over promise and under deliver.