Mississippi Home Security Systems
In 2009, the state of Mississippi had a violent crime rate that was lower than the national average by nearly 16%, but the state's property crime rate was higher than the national average by just over 20%. There were 30,444 burglaries reported in Mississippi in 2010, up by about 4.4% from the 29,162 reported in 2009, according to CityRating.com and USA.com.*
The 2010 figure of 30,444 burglaries averages out to over 83 burglaries per day. When the entire United States is taken into account, there is a burglary, on average, once every 15 seconds, and over the next 20 years, three out of every four homes is expected to be broken into.
But just because burglary is common doesn't mean that people have to resign themselves to eventually being burglary victims. In fact, there are many things that ordinary citizens can do to help protect their homes and families from burglary.
Helping to Lower the Risk of Home Burglary
In many cases, burglary is a crime of opportunity. Burglars look for easy access first and foremost. If a burglar sees that a home will be a challenge to get into, he'll often go somewhere else with easier access
Burglars also want to find small, valuable objects that are easy to run off with. That's why jewelry, cash, electronics, and firearms are so often targeted by burglars. You can help make it harder for burglars to gain access to your home by taking these simple steps:
- Always lock up. Put a deadbolt on every exterior door and lock all doors and windows whenever you leave the house empty, and when you go to bed at night.
- If your front or back door has windows included in the design, consider using a double key deadbolt lock. Otherwise, a burglar could break a pane, reach in, and turn the thumb-turn to unlock the deadbolt.
- Never leave a note on your door for a neighbor or friend saying you're "going shopping" or "will be right back." Call them or send a text message instead.
- Consider the benefits of installing an ADT monitored home security system.
Home Security Systems in Mississippi
ADT monitored home security systems are technologically advanced, easy to use, and affordable. Most importantly, they're effective. Whenever a break-in, fire, or smoke is detected, the monitoring center is automatically alerted. Homeowners are notified if they're not home, and first responders are summoned if necessary.
Each system comes with standard equipment, like a passive infrared motion detector, intuitive LCD control panel with instant two-way communication with monitoring center personnel, and window and door chimes that sound whenever the door or window is opened. You also get a wireless keychain remote with a "panic alert" button that can be pressed when you find yourself in immediate danger.
If you would like to find out more about how you can benefit from ADT monitored home security system, call our professionals at Protect Your Home today. Protect Your Home is the nation's number one ADT Authorized Premier Provider with more than 150 installation centers nationwide. In many cases, you can call today and arrange for installation for tomorrow so that you don't have to wait to enjoy the added peace of mind that comes from around-the-clock monitored home security.