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01 Sep

Complimentary Security Seminars To Increase Homeowner Safety

Gilbert, AZ (August 30, 2012) – Home security is a major concern for millions of American homeowners, who are interested in finding the perfect combination of safety and aesthetic beauty. Unfortunately, many people don’t understand the various simple concepts that can be used to “target harden” their homes.

On Saturday, September 15 2012, Crime Prevention Specialist, John Esposito of First Impression Security Doors will kick off the first of several security seminars aimed at teaching homeowners how they can keep their families and valuables safe from would-be criminals. As Director of Security Services for First Impression Security Doors, Inc., Esposito will host two separate seminars at the company’s new Scottsdale showroom, located at 15507 N. Scottsdale Rd. in the Zocallo Plaza.  The first will run from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and the second from noon to 1:30 p.m.

 

 

According to Esposito, the key to improving home security is to focus on the things we can control. “Each crime has three common components: desire, ability and opportunity,” he said. ”While we may not be able to impact the first two; we can all do simple crime prevention measures that can reduce the opportunity and reduce our chance of becoming a victim of property crime.”

While some people can spend a fortune on invisible electronic security systems, Esposito says he will show homeowners  less expensive strategies that dissuade potential intruders.

“In residential security, physical barriers are, in my opinion, the most effective form of crime prevention,” he said. “Physical barriers such as steel security doors, gates, railings, fencing, and window guards are all ‘traffic cops,’ which suggest that the criminal stop in the name of the law. This form of barrier protection is known as target hardening, which basically means that the home with the most barriers is the worst target for the burglar.”

Esposito is an active member of the Arizona Crime Prevention Association, as well as with the ISCPP – International Society of Crime Prevention Specialists and has earned the title of International Crime Prevention Specialist. According to him, years of experience working with law enforcers has taught him that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

“As a Crime Prevention Specialist, I have the privilege of working with law-enforcement professionals and organizations in an effort to stop crime before it ever happens,” he said. “That is why I am an avid proponent of physical barriers when it comes to crime prevention.”

When people picture physical security barriers, many imagine unattractive steel bars that might make a home look like a prison; however, Esposito says modern ornamental iron doors offer significant aesthetic appeal.

“Security screen doors are now much more decorative, and in addition to the target hardening, they add value, curb appeal, convenience, and peace of mind for the homeowner,” he said. “Peace of mind also comes into play when you consider that a security screen door plays an important part in physical safety. When the doorbell rings, the homeowner is now empowered to open the door, converse with the visitor and determine “friend or foe”. Having the physical barrier can reduce the chance of home invasion and or having a child accidently open the door to a complete stranger.”

 

First Impression is encouraging the public to RSVP for this event as seating is limited.  To RSVP or for more information on the security seminars call 480-320-4962 or email PaulaMcKain@fisd.biz or log on to www.FirstImpressionSecurityDoors.com/Security.