Colorado Home Security Systems

The rate of violent crimes in Colorado is lower than the national average by more than 22%. However, the property crime rate in the state is higher than the national property crime rate by around 20%, according to CityRating.com and UCRDataTool.gov.*

In 2010, there were 26,153 burglaries reported in the state of Colorado, which was down just slightly from the 26,649 reported in 2009. The 2010 figure averages out to just over 71 burglaries per day across the state.

Burglary Statistics in Colorado

Burglary is one of the most common crimes across the U.S.; the FBI reported about 2.2 million burglaries in 2009.

Though burglary rates in Colorado are generally trending downward, it's important to know what to do if you should return home to discover that a break-in has occurred.

  • First, if you are not certain that the intruder has left, go back to your car or to a neighbor's house to call the police. You don't want to surprise a burglar and risk the situation escalating.
  • Even if you are sure the intruder has left, resist the urge to straighten up or clean up. The police may want to collect evidence or take pictures, and you don't want to interfere with valuable information they may be able to collect.
  • After the police finish their work at your house, call a locksmith or a window repair service if the intruder used forced entry. If you believe the intruder to be someone you know well enough to have given keys, have a locksmith change your locks.
  • Go through your house room by room and make note of everything you notice missing. You may want to take pictures in the event your insurer needs more information. If items have been destroyed, get pictures.
  • If you have serial numbers or receipts for any of the items that were taken, collect them. They will be helpful when you make an insurance claim.

Risk of Burglary

It is important that you address any potential weak points in your home security. Here are some general home security tips:

  • If you don't have deadbolt locks on all exterior doors, get them. Use ANSI Grade 1 or Grade 2 deadbolt locks.
  • Use a safe for storing large amounts of cash or extensive jewelry in your house.
  • Make sure everyone in the household knows to lock up consistently and make sure only the people you authorize have keys to your house.
  • Consider installing a monitored home security system.

ADT Monitored Home Security Systems

Increasing numbers of Colorado residents are discovering the benefits of installing an ADT monitored home security system. Technologically advanced, yet easy to operate, the latest home security systems work as a deterrent and can help stop an intrusion before damage can be done.

Home security systems are not just for the wealthy. Many middle class homeowners have found out that the systems themselves are priced very reasonably. The peace of mind that comes from having an ADT monitored home security system is worth far more.

If you would like to find out more about home security systems, call and speak with one of our security professionals today. Protect Your Home is the number one ADT Authorized Premier Provider in the U.S. with more than 150 installation centers nationwide. Next-day installation is available in many cases. You don't have to wait, and you don't have to spend a lot of money to have the peace of mind that a 24-hour monitored home security system delivers.