Maine Home Security Systems
In the state of Maine, nearly 94% of residents report feeling safe in their community, and nearly 88% say they are "never fearful" or "almost never fearful" of being the victim of a violent crime, according to Maine.edu and OnlineSentinel.com.* Around 72% of Maine residents view the law enforcement in their communities as "good" or "very good."
That said, 13.8% of Mainers in 2010 said they were victims of property crimes. Victimization rates in Maine are fairly uniform, with single, widowed, or divorced citizens reporting victimization at comparable rates to those who are married or living with a partner. Victimization rates are also fairly uniform between urban and rural areas in the state of Maine.
Crime Trends in Maine
Although Maine is one of the safest states, the burglary rate increased from 2010 to 2011. Law enforcement experts believe that an increase in drug addiction may be behind the increase in burglary rates as addicts look for things to sell or pawn to support their addiction.
Burglary may be one of the most common crimes across the U.S. and in Maine, but the vast majority of burglaries are preventable. To help protect your home against burglary, begin by checking out your home as if you were a burglar. Burglars look first and foremost for houses with easy access. They also like having plenty of cover in the form of shrubs and vegetation, as well as an easy escape route.
Assessing Your Home's Risk Points and Addressing Them
You can do a lot to help prevent break-ins. Here are some common sense home security tips that Maine residents can take to help lower their risk for burglary:
- Check out walkways around your house. Could you install motion-sensor lighting to illuminate these areas? These lights alone are enough to scare off some burglars.
- Walk around the outside of your house and look for convenient places burglars could hide while waiting to break in. If there are hiding places caused by overgrown vegetation, cut it back.
- Do you and your family members consistently lock the doors to your house? You might be surprised at the number of homeowners who don't bother to lock up. Of course, burglars love finding houses unlocked.
Today's Home Security Systems
Many Maine residents have added another layer of security to their homes by having ADT monitored home security systems installed. These security systems are not only effective; they're affordable and can be installed quickly. And when a burglar sees a yard sign or window decal indicating that a home is protected by a home security system, he will almost always move on to an easier target.
Home security systems of today have great features like intuitive control panels, infrared motion detection, and unobtrusive door and window sensors that sound a chime whenever the door or window is opened. What's more, these security systems are installed quickly, and without a lot of disruption to your house or your schedule.
If you would like to find out more about ADT monitored home security systems, call Protect Your Home today. Protect Your Home is the nation's number one ADT Authorized Premier Provider with over 150 installation centers throughout the U.S. In many cases, you can call today and have installation arranged for tomorrow. In just a few days time, you could be enjoying the peace of mind that comes from having an ADT monitored security system in your home.