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Every year it is estimated that over 70% of Italians fear being stolen at home, especially as summer holidays approach. Whether it's an apartment or a villa, security never seems to be too much, even more so when you hear about a record increase in thefts: one every two minutes or so. There are not a few who give up on a trip, and just as many invent alternative solutions that can act as a deterrent. For example, among the various systems permitted by law, some opt for the so-called offendicula, that is a series of measures aimed at discouraging the entry of strangers into private property.

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The various systems of home security available on the market are numerous and some are equipped with innovative technologies capable of sending at the same time, through an application installed on the smartphone, the internal and external images of the home. A technological evolution that allows home monitoring even at a distance of thousands of kilometers, and that allows owners and tenants to immediately notify the police or to use the frames for investigation purposes.

In the group of systems of home security available nowadays it is necessary to distinguish between active systems and passive systems. Each has its own functionality but while the active ones can be traced back to real alarm systems (burglar alarms, video cameras, etc.), passive systems are such because they are not equipped with particular electronic devices aimed at activating an alarm. Get a quote for a restructuring that aims to increase the security of one's home at the same time, it is generally very simple; this way you can get an idea and keep track of i Costi of a possible renewal of one's home.

Passive safety systems

In other words, passive safety systems are the most widespread and installed in almost all Italian homes. Between armored doors and railings, gates and gratings, the protection of private property is static: a bit as if the house were protected by a shell. The best known home protection system is, without doubt, the installation of an armored door preferably equipped with a European profile cylinder. It is good to know that armored doors differ in six classes, each of which indicates the level of security.

The lowest class, i.e. the first, denotes a reduced level of security unlike the sixth class which includes doors with a high level of security. The latter manage to withstand even the most ingenious attacks, such as those seen in some action films. The armored door indicated for apartments and villas can be counted between the second and fourth class, where the degree of safety is guaranteed by assaults carried out with special picks, crowbar and pincers.

House-safe-for-the-holidaysEach anti-burglary door is subjected to specific tests before being put on the market. Between the tests for acoustic insulation and fire retardants, the product is subjected to a particular physical stress where an attempted break-in is simulated. To make the simulation effective, professionals use all the typical tools of a thief: the security level is defined based on the time taken to break in the door, and therefore also the class to which it belongs.

A second passive system of home security is the installation of railings, both fixed and hinged. To use them are mainly the owners of apartments located on the first two floors of a building, as well as those who want to protect a villa. Made of iron or stainless steel, galvanized or painted, the railings are mounted near doors and French windows through the use of a welding machine that perfectly fixes the frame in the opening of the door. The hinged railings can be structured with one or more doors that facilitate access to the balconies or the garden. Their safety is guaranteed by the presence of an internal bolt to be closed at night or when away from home.

Fixed railings, on the other hand, also known by the term grates, are mainly mounted on windows, sealing them completely without sacrificing the brightness of the rooms. Although they can give the idea of ​​a prison, the railings are an excellent deterrent especially in the summer season. It is in fact possible to leave windows and balconies open for normal air circulation without being afraid that someone might enter the house. The aesthetic factor is easily overcome thanks to the numerous models and the possibility to customize both the grates and the shutters with different paints.

Finally, passive systems include gates and sharp railings, but also innovative fixtures made with resistant materials and modified with devices that block windows or French windows. It is necessary to know that there are specific types of doors and windows that are placed between passive systems and active systems, precisely due to the presence of some intelligent technologies that warn in case of break-in or intrusion. This is the example of some models of mosquito nets equipped with infrared bars that come into operation when they intercept the entry of moving bodies. The system is connected to the owner's telephone which can memorize several telephone numbers to be notified in case of absence.

Even the railings can be equipped with perimeter sensors, both set up by the manufacturer from the beginning, or inserted at a later time. The integrated systems are specially hidden inside the frame and can be represented both by infrared rays and by closing technologies that protect against burglary made with the crowbar.

Active safety systems

Active systems of home security they are known with the term anti-theft. There are an infinite number of models for all budgets and range from traditional video surveillance cameras to the most hi-tech technologies, able to interact with smartphones and tablets.

It is not possible to establish, a priori, which is the best anti-theft device for the casa: the choice focuses on different factors, including what you really want from a burglar alarm and how much you're willing to spend. For example you can install outdoor cameras on the landing of the house or at the entrance of a villa when the property is already protected by the railings, or at the same time opt for indoor cameras, mounted near windows and balconies. In both cases it is also necessary to arrange for the recording of the images, even more so if you want to obtain some proof for a possible complaint. The latest generation inventions suggest choosing one camera to casa able to interact with it smartphone through a special app.

House-safe-for-the-holidays-3The technology is simple but effective: it is possible to monitor the interiors of a private home live or to be immediately notified if you notice some strange movement. Regardless of where you are (whether at work or on vacation away from home) the systems work by connecting the camera to any wifi. It is therefore necessary to leave your modem open if you want to make the mechanism effective. The cameras to casa simpler are cheaper and allow to detect the recordings simultaneously with the opening of the application. Sophisticated technologies are equipped with sensors capable of immediately sending a signal directly to the mobile phone.

These are 3D Noise Reduction or Intelligence Videos Analysis systems that are activated in the presence of anomalies. For example, the 3D Noise Reduction detects anomalous noises within a space while the Intelligence Videos Analysis perceives unusual behaviors during recording. The Digital Image Stabilizer also seems to be a good choice, especially when you need clear and sharp, non-blurry images with stabilized frames. The cost of installing a technological anti-theft device is slightly high, but can be amortized thanks to numerous tax incentives.

Additional anti-theft systems can be mounted close to railings, therefore between balconies and windows. Available in the form of kits, these products are installed later allowing them to be positioned wherever you want. Since it is antitheft to wireless home the same are alarms that work with the power supply and, at the same time, are able to accumulate the energy necessary to operate in the absence of current. The latest findings are even self-protected by alerting with an acoustic signal the presence of faults or malfunctions in the alarm system.

Choosing to protect your home can embrace numerous solutions. A perfectly safe home can be equipped with passive and active systems, each of which interacts in a peculiar way against break-ins. Armored door and railings can protect the doors, while cameras to casa with interaction for smartphone they can monitor the main entrance and rooms with valuables. The time to take advantage of the installation of an anti-theft system is during the renovations, which could even encourage the renovation of your home. Whether it is total or partial, the renovation includes different types of intervention that can be deducted from the tax return.


The State, with the purpose of to encourage maintenance work, the expenses of which are almost always borne by the legitimate owners, annually has a series of measures aimed at amortizing the costs incurred for the renovation of a private home. All the more so when it comes to the purchase of systems that improve interior security, such as anti-theft devices.

According to a rule, contained in point f) in article 3 of the "Consolidated Law on Construction Laws and Regulations", individuals may be subject to IRPEF tax deduction Interventions related to the adoption of measures aimed at preventing the risk of the performance of unlawful acts by third parties. This is the case, therefore, of the installation of railings, as well as that of armored doors, gratings and gates, of fixtures with integrated locking system and windows equipped with anti-theft devices but, last but not least, all the equipment suitable for detect the intrusion by third parties into private property with cameras and cameras.

Tax deductions are equal to 50% of the expenditure incurred by 31 December 2017 (beyond which a further law will be required to extend the incentives from 2018 onwards) and for a ceiling not exceeding 98 thousand euros per property unit. This figure obviously goes beyond the cost of a traditional anti-theft system, but it can always favor the renovations of your own home.

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