North Carolina Home Security Systems
The property crime rate in North Carolina is approximately 46% higher than the national average, and the burglary rate in North Carolina is more than 50% higher than the U.S. national average, according to CrimeReporting.ncdoj.gov and CityRating.com.* That’s not good news for North Carolina residents.
In fact, in 2009, 107,830 burglaries were reported in North Carolina, which averages out to over 295 burglaries per day across the state. In 2009 344,098 total property crimes were reported in North Carolina. And in 2010, approximate loses across North Carolina due to burglary totaled $188 million, for an average loss per burglary of over $1,700.
In North Carolina -- and elsewhere -- burglary is one of the most common crimes, but the majority of burglaries are preventable, often with measures as simple as locking doors consistently. An increasing number of North Carolinians have augmented their basic home security measures with monitored home security systems. These systems are more affordable than ever, and benefit every type of household.
Home Security Systems and Single Person Households
Burglars are always looking for a house in which no one is home. And single-person households are unoccupied more than other types of households. In addition, around 65% of home burglaries take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., when most people are at their place of work.
Monitored home security systems are designed to alert the monitoring company immediately when there is a break-in so that law enforcement can be notified, even if the homeowner is away.
Single people also find that having monitored home security is reassuring when returning home late at night after attending social events, or when a job results in extensive travel.
Home Security and Families with Children
Households with children are among the busiest, with work schedules, school schedules, and extracurricular activities affecting who is at home and when. With so many differing schedules, it is all too easy to forget to lock a door or window. Thankfully, a monitored home security system is on duty 24/7.
Busy households with children where one parent travels extensively for work often find greater peace of mind when a monitored home security system is in place. Should a break-in occur, the monitoring company is automatically notified so that help can be summoned as quickly as possible.
Home Security and Older Homeowners
Adult children of older parents often find themselves worrying about the safety and security of their parents, particularly if one or both has health problems. While older or retired homeowners spend more time at home than younger people, health or age-related issues may make them more vulnerable.
ADT monitored home security systems are a great advantage to older people who enjoy their independence. Many systems come with a wireless keychain remote that allows a homeowner to call for help simply by pressing a button. These keychain devices also allow residents to arm or disarm the system conveniently. Many older homeowners find that having a keychain remote on the bedside table at night provides great peace of mind, knowing that help can be summoned at the push of a button.
Every type of household can benefit from an ADT monitored home security system. These security systems provide an extra layer of security on top of measures like deadbolt locks and motion-sensor lighting over driveways and walkways. Today's security systems are very affordable, technologically advanced, and easy to operate.
If you would like to know more about ADT monitored home security systems, call and speak with our professionals today. Protect Your Home is the nation's top ADT Authorized Premier Provider and has over 150 installation centers located throughout the U.S. For many North Carolina households, next-day installation can be arranged. Just think: in a few days time, you could have the added peace of mind that comes from having around-the-clock monitored home security.