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If you live in the state of Florida, you have a higher risk of becoming the victim of a property crime than the average person in the U.S. In Florida, a burglary occurs every three minutes, on average, and a property crime of some sort happens every 47 seconds on average, according to NeighborhoodScout.com and FBI.gov.*

Some of the cities in Florida with the highest crime rates include Okeechobee, Orlando, Crystal River, Panama City, and Lake City, though there may be pockets of high crime within cities that have lower crime rates.

What to Do After a Burglary

If you should come home to find your home has been burglarized, take the following steps:

  • Call the police. If you are not certain that the burglar has left the property, call from outside or from a neighbor's house.
  • Don't start cleaning up or moving things around until after the police have inspected the scene and collected any evidence.
  • Get a copy of the police report for your homeowners' insurance company.
  • If any credit cards or ATM cards have been stolen, call the issuer right away and have them canceled.
  • Methodically go through your home to note damages and items that are missing. If you have serial numbers or purchase receipts for any of the stolen items, gather these for insurance purposes.

Helping to Protect Against Burglary

Burglaries are common and fairly easy to help prevent. Here are some ways you can to help avoid a burglary:

  • Ensure that everyone in the family locks up consistently and that deadbolts are installed on all exterior doors.
  • Install motion-sensing lights over your driveway and walkways.
  • Consider installing an ADT monitored home security system.

ADT Monitored Home Security Systems

Many Florida homeowners take an extra step and have a monitored home security system installed. Today's security systems are not just for the wealthy. Many middle class homeowners in the Sunshine State have discovered how effective, easy to use, and affordable today's monitored home security systems are.

The latest monitored home security systems include high tech features like infrared motion detection and automatic notification of the monitoring center when a break-in is detected. Some security systems come with a keychain-mounted "panic button" that can be helpful in many situations.

If you would like to know more about ADT monitored home security systems, call us 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 throughout the U.S., and in many cases we can arrange next-day installation.

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