Missouri Home Security Systems

The crime rate in the state of Missouri is higher than the national average. The violent crime rate in Missouri is higher than the national average by just over 14%, and the nonviolent crime rate, including the rate for burglary, is higher by approximately 33%, according to Missouri.gov and CityRating.com.*

In 2010 there were 43,945 burglaries reported in Missouri, which is pretty much unchanged from the 2009 figure of 43,787. That same year, 14,616 of the burglaries in Missouri occurred between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. The figure for nighttime (6 p.m. to 6 a.m.) burglaries was 11,551, and 8,521 burglaries occurred at unknown times. That means that at least 72% of burglaries in 2010 in Missouri occurred during the daytime.

Helping to Lower the Risk for Burglary

Burglary is one of the most common crimes in America, but it is also one of the easiest to help prevent. Burglars generally look for easy access, the presence of small, high-value items (like electronics, cash, and jewelry), and easy escape. You can do a lot to help prevent easy access to your home. Here are some tips:

  • Lock up consistently and make sure all other family members do so as well, even if they're only going next door "for a minute." You need deadbolt locks on all exterior doors, and you should make sure that all windows lock as well. Keep your garage locked, too.
  • When you travel, use light timers to switch lights on and off at different times to make it appear as if someone is at home. If you're going to be gone for a longer period, arrange to have mail and newspapers collected and arrange for someone you trust to mow your lawn.
  • Don't leave a note on the door for a neighbor or friend saying that you'll "be right back" or you've "gone shopping." Call them or send a text message instead.
  • Cut back overgrown shrubs where burglars could hide, and install motion sensor lighting over your driveway and walkway. These lights are often sufficient to scare off an intruder.
  • Consider installing an ADT monitored home security system.

Home Security Systems

Missouri residents are finding out for themselves that ADT monitored home security systems are affordable and effective. The security systems of today are simple to install and simple to operate. They come with an LCD control panel that is easy to understand and allows instant access to the monitoring center and first responders.

Today's best monitored home security systems also come with a wireless keychain remote with a "panic alert" that can be used if you should find yourself in danger. You can also use the wireless remote to arm or disarm the alarm just by pushing a button. Many security systems also come with wireless window and door sensors that sound chimes whenever a window or door is opened.

With a backup power supply, your system will operate for up to 24 hours after a power outage. With a yard sign and window decal in place, most burglars will take one look and decide to go elsewhere.

If you would like to know more about ADT monitored home security system, call our security experts at Protect Your Home today. Protect Your Home is the nation's leading ADT Authorized Premier Provider with more than 150 installation centers nationwide. Next-day installation is available in many cases, so that you don't have to wait long to enjoy the peace of mind that comes from having 24/7 monitored home security.

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