Kansas Home Security Systems
Burglary rates across the United States dropped by approximately 2% from 2009 to 2010. Over the past decade, crime rates in every category have dropped nationwide. So how do the numbers in Kansas compare to the rest of the U.S? The rate of violent crime in Kansas is lower than the national average by just over 9%, but the rate of nonviolent (property) crime in Kansas is actually higher than the national average, by just over 32%, according to CityRating.com, AccessKansas.org, and SDMMag.com.*
Kansas Burglary Statistics
In 2011, 18,844 burglaries were reported in the state of Kansas. That's down from the 19,469 burglaries reported in 2009, but it still averages out to more than 51 burglaries per day.
Nationwide, about 74% of burglaries are residential burglaries. The rest take place in cars, or at businesses, churches, storage facilities, and other locations.
The typical residential burglary results in around $2,000 in losses, and with nationwide clearance rates for burglaries at around 15%, if something is taken from your home, it is unlikely that you will get it back.
Preventing burglary is the key to protecting your assets. Fortunately, there are a lot of measures that ordinary Kansans can take to help reduce their risk of home burglary.
Watch out for the following indicators that there could be a burglar in your neighborhood and contact law enforcement if you see suspicious activity. Do not try to take matters into your own hands if you see any of the following:
- Someone going door-to-door, particularly if they are persistent or if they go into people's backyards. They could be looking for an easy target to burglarize. If there is someone in a car following along, consider the activity to be suspicious.
- Someone running who is obviously not exercising, particularly if they are carrying something that could be valuable.
- A residence with lots of human traffic late at night or at unusual hours that is consistent from day to day. This could indicate the scene of a fencing operation.
Tips to Help Lower Your Risk of Home Burglary
- Make locking up your standard procedure and make sure everyone in the household knows to keep doors locked.
- Install deadbolt locks on all exterior doors and use them.
- Install motion-sensor lighting over driveways and walkways and cut back overgrown vegetation that could give a burglar cover while waiting to break in.
- When you're out of town, use light timers to make it appear as if someone is at home. Have papers and mail collected so that a pile of papers in your yard doesn't tip people off that nobody is at home.
- Consider installing a monitored home security system.
ADT Monitored Home Security Systems
An increasing number of Kansans, including middle class homeowners, are discovering how effective and affordable ADT monitored home security systems can be.
Monitored home security is great for busy families with children (where it's all too easy to forget to lock a door), for single people who are concerned about coming home to an empty house, and for older adults who want to preserve their independence while being able to easily summon help in the event of a break-in.
The latest ADT monitored home security systems install quickly and they don't cause major disruption to your schedule or your décor. Plus, they come with great features -- like infrared motion detection and keychain-mounted panic buttons -- for when you need to call for help immediately.
If you would like to find out more about ADT monitored home security systems, call and speak with our representatives today. Protect Your Home is the nation's number one ADT Authorized Premier Provider with over 150 installation centers nationwide for convenient and prompt installation.