Connecticut Home Security Systems

The crime rate in the state of Connecticut is lower than the national average: by over 24% for violent crimes, and by just over 4% for property crimes. Burglaries made up 19.4% of the property crimes committed in Connecticut in 2010, according to CityRating.com and DPSData.ct.gov.*

That year, there were 15,158 burglaries in Connecticut: a number virtually unchanged from the 15,151 reported in 2009. The clearance rate for burglaries in Connecticut (i.e. the rate of burglars who were caught and the stolen items retrieved) was 14.8% in 2010, and the items stolen most often included cash, jewelry, office equipment, and audio / video equipment (such as televisions).

Of the residential burglaries that took place in 2010, at least 54% occurred during the day. Just over 3,300 residential burglaries took place at night, while the rest occurred at unknown times. Burglary is one of the most common crimes in the United States, where a burglary occurs approximately every 15 seconds. But burglary is relatively easy to help prevent with common sense steps.

Helping Reduce the Risk of Home Burglary

There is much that Connecticut residents can do to help protect their homes and families from burglary:

  • Lock up. Make it a family policy that everyone locks up when they go out and that doors are locked overnight. Every exterior door should have a deadbolt lock conforming to ANSI Grade 1 or Grade 2 standards. If your door has windows or is flanked by windows, a double key deadbolt helps to prevent a burglar from breaking a window, reaching in and opening the deadbolt.
  • Install motion sensor lighting over your driveway and walkways. These frequently startle burglars into going elsewhere, and they're convenient for family members who arrive home after dark.
  • Don't leave valuables in plain sight of ground floor windows. Rearrange furniture or close blinds to shield them from prying eyes.
  • Cut back vegetation where burglars could hide out while they wait to strike.
  • Never leave a note on the door for a neighbor or friend indicating you are out. Call them or send a text message instead.
  • When you travel, arrange to have your mail and newspapers collected and your yard mowed.
  • Consider installing an ADT monitored home security system.

Home Security Systems

Many Connecticut homeowners are finding ADT monitored home security systems to be a great investment in their peace of mind. The typical loss from a burglary is estimated at around $2,000, and when personally significant items are stolen, the loss can feel even more significant. Monitored home security systems immediately notify the monitoring center when a break-in is detected. Homeowners are also notified, as are first responders. Home security systems also respond to smoke and fire.

The latest monitored home security systems install quickly, are unobtrusive, and are easy to use. Monthly monitoring charges are quite reasonable too. These systems come with a convenient LCD control panel with an intuitive user interface and instant voice-to-voice contact with the monitoring center at the press of a button. They also come with a portable keychain remote that can be used to arm or disarm the system, or to immediately notify the monitoring center when the user presses a "panic alert" button.

Home security systems can be customized to individual homeowner needs. Basic systems come with wireless door and window sensors that chime whenever the door or window is opened.

If you are interested in learning more about ADT monitored home security system, call our security professionals today. Protect Your Home is the nation's number one ADT Authorized Premier Provider with more than 150 installation centers located throughout the U.S. Next-day installation is also available to many customers for the ultimate in convenience.

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