Idaho Home Security Systems

In the state of Idaho, the violent crime rate is lower than the national violent crime rate by over 40%, and the property crime rate is lower than the national average by over 3%. This good news is tempered by the fact that the burglary in Idaho, after dropping from 2007 through 2010, edged back up in 2011, according to CityRating.com and ISP.Idaho.gov.*

In 2010, 6,243 burglaries were reported in Idaho, and that figure inched up to 6,540 in 2011, for an increase of 4.8%. On average, a burglary or attempted burglary occurs every 1.3 hours in Idaho.

Of the 6,540 burglaries reported in 2011, 4,505 of them, or nearly 69%, were residential burglaries. Burglaries made up 13.4% of property crimes in Idaho in 2011, and 1,075 arrests were made on burglary charges that year, for an arrest rate of around 16%.

Helping Protect Against Home Burglary in Idaho

Although burglary is a common crime -- both in Idaho and across the U.S. -- there is much that the average resident can do to help reduce their risk of home burglary.

Burglars want to do things the easy way, and that's why they look for places that are easy to break into. Don't give burglars the opportunity to get into your home easily. Take these steps to help keep them away:

  • Make a family rule that anyone leaving the house empty has to make sure all doors and windows are locked. If you don't have deadbolts on exterior doors, have them installed and use them.
  • "Case" your own home by walking around the perimeter and looking for vulnerable access points. If you find overgrown vegetation that could provide cover for a burglar lying in wait, cut it back. Installing motion sensor lighting over your driveway and walkways helps too.
  • Can you see valuables inside your home easily? If so, draw blinds or rearrange the furniture so that they are shielded from view.
  • If you keep large amounts of cash in your home, or if you have expensive jewelry, invest in a safe that's bolted to the floor.
  • Lock up bicycles, tools, barbecue grills, and lawn mowers when not in use.
  • Consider installing an ADT monitored home security system.

Home Security Systems in Idaho

Increasing numbers of Idaho residents are turning to ADT monitored home security systems to help protect their homes and families from burglary. These systems detect fire and smoke too, for added safety. Any time a break-in or fire is detected, the monitoring center is notified immediately. Monitoring personnel contact the homeowner and summon emergency responders if necessary.

Today's monitored home security systems are unobtrusive and easy to use. They come with a user-friendly LCD display panel that allows the homeowner to arm or disarm the security system, or to have two-way communication with the monitoring center. Home security systems also come with a wireless keychain remote for arming or disarming the security system from anywhere in the home. The remote also has a "panic button" that can be pressed when there is immediate danger.

If you would like to learn more about how you can benefit from an ADT monitored home security system, call our professionals at Protect Your Home today. Protect Your Home, the nation's leading ADT Authorized Premier Provider with more than 150 installation centers throughout the U.S. That means you won't have to wait long to have a monitored home security system installed and "on duty" 24/7.

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