What Grandpa Said About Shutting the Barn Door

Even if your grandfather didn't say it to you, you've probably heard the old saying about shutting the barn door after the cows have already wandered away. The message: Don't postpone security measures until it's too late to prevent a problem.

Home security, like barn security, is too important to put on hold. Whether you've been planning to buy a complete alarm system or simply replace the battery in a smoke detector, procrastination can endanger not only you but those around you.

While you're thinking about it, why not jot down the security measures you've been meaning to take but have been postponing for a more convenient time. Then make an appointment with yourself to take care of them. When you're done, you'll thank yourself. And so will your family.