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This is your go-to source for the latest news, tips, and information on all things related to home and business security in Walton, Okaloosa and Bay County.


Follow along for the latest in cool new smart tech, updates on local crime trends, and insights on how to keep your property safe. Our team of experts is here to provide you with the most up-to-date information on security solutions, so you can stay ahead of the curve and protect what matters most to you."


Home Alone in the 21st Century:

Booby Traps vs. Smart Home Security Solutions to Protect Your Property in Walton and Bay County.

Are you a fan of the classic movie "Home Alone," where young Kevin McCallister uses all kinds of creative booby traps to fend off burglars? While it's entertaining to watch on screen, the reality is that relying

on outdated tactics like marbles on the floor or paint cans swinging from the ceiling is not a reliable way to protect your home from intruders. In today's world, where technology is advancing at lightning speed, it's time to upgrade your security game and invest in smart home solutions.

But before we dive into the latest innovations in home security, let's take a trip down memory lane and explore some of the old-fashioned ways people used to protect their homes. Perhaps you've heard of the classic "tripwire" technique, where a taut rope was placed across a doorway to trip up an unwelcome guest. Or how about "gobblers," which were nails or spikes placed facing up in

strategic locations to puncture car tires? While these methods may have worked in the past, they're not only ineffective now but also illegal and potentially dangerous.

So, what can you do to protect your property in Walton and Bay County? Here are some tips and tricks that locals have used over the years, as well as modern solutions that are both reliable and convenient:

1. Lighting: One of the most basic ways to deter burglars is to keep your property well-lit, especially at night. Motion-activated lights are a great option for those who don't want to leave their lights on all night, as they only turn on when someone approaches.

2. Locks: This may seem obvious, but many people still neglect to secure their doors and windows properly. Make sure all locks are working and consider upgrading to smart locks that can be controlled remotely.

3. Security Cameras: With the rise of affordable security cameras, it's easier than ever to monitor your home remotely. You can view footage from anywhere with an internet connection, and many cameras offer features like facial recognition and automatic alerts.

4. Smart Home Devices: From doorbells with built-in cameras to smart thermostats that can detect unusual activity, there a

re many smart home devices that can help protect your home. These devices can be controlled remotely through a smartphone app, giving you peace of mind even when you're away from home.

5. Professional Security Services: If you want to go the extra mile, consider hiring a professional security c

ompany like Planet Secure. With over 13 years of experience in the area, they can provide customized solutions that fit your specific needs and budget.

By implementing one or more of these tips, you can significantly increase the security of your property in Walton and Bay County. Don't rely on outdated and potentially dangerous methods like booby traps – invest in smart home solutions that are reliable and convenient. And remember, when in doubt, trust the experts at Planet Secure to keep your home and family safe.


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