Arizona Home Security Systems
Over the past 10 years, crime in the state of Arizona has shown a general downward trend, and that trend is expected to continue. However, in 2009, the violent crime rate in Arizona was 23.8% higher than the national violent crime rate, and Arizona's property crime rate was higher than the national average by nearly 75%, according to CityRating.com and a press release on Arizona crime statistics.*
In 2010, there were 50,771 burglaries reported in Arizona. That number was less than the 54,308 burglaries reported in 2009. However, it still averages out to around 139 burglaries per day across the state. When all property crimes are considered, one property crime occurs every two minutes, 19 seconds in Arizona on average.
Helping to Prevent Burglary
Burglary is one of the most common crimes, in Arizona and elsewhere, but the good news is that there are many common-sense measures that can be used to help prevent burglary. For example, approximately 4% of burglars enter the crime scene through an unlocked entrance. Locking up is a simple task, but when performed consistently, it can -- and does -- prevent burglary.
One way to determine the steps you should take to help protect your home and family from burglary is to put yourself in a burglar's mindset. What kinds of things would you target first? In most cases, burglars go for things that are easily portable and valuable: electronics, cash, and jewelry, for example. Ask yourself, "If I were a burglar and wanted to break into my house, how would I do it?"
Walk around the perimeter of your house and "case" it for vulnerable points. Are there ground floor windows unlocked? Is the back door often left unlocked for convenience? Could a person break out a window next to the front door, reach in, and unlock it? Are there overgrown shrubs or vegetation that would make a good hiding place for someone waiting to break in? Look for your home's vulnerabilities and address them.
Home Security Systems
Increasing numbers of Arizona residents are finding out that ADT monitored home security systems are not only effective, but very affordable too. With features like infrared motion sensors, instant access in emergencies, and handy keychain "panic buttons," these home security systems add an extra layer of security to your home's overall security plan.
There is also the simple fact that some burglars, upon seeing a decal or yard sign stating that your home is protected by monitored home security, immediately decide to go elsewhere.* ADT monitored home security delivers peace of mind in every type of household, from single person households to large families to retired couples.
If you would like to find out more about ADT monitored home security systems, call and speak with our security professionals today. Protect Your Home is the nation's number one ADT Authorized Premier Provider with over 150 installation centers nationwide. You don't have to wait long to have the peace of mind that comes with 24-hour monitored home security.