North Dakota Home Security Systems
North Dakota enjoys a violent crime rate that is more than 80% lower than the national average, and a property crime rate that is lower than the national average by over 27%. That said, reported burglaries in North Dakota increased by 22% from 2010 to 2011, according to CityRating.com and AG.ND.gov.*
In 2011, 2,227 burglaries were reported in North Dakota, with nearly 55% of them being residential in nature. More than 45% of these burglaries involved forced entry.
Burglary in North Dakota resulted in $2.7 million in property losses in 2011. This averages out to $1,254 per incident in lost property. Only 13% of burglaries in North Dakota were cleared, a rate that is on par with arrest rates for burglary throughout the U.S. But the implication is clear: if you lose property in a burglary, you are unlikely to get it back.
Fortunately, there is plenty the typical North Dakota resident can do to help prevent burglary. Since 45% of burglaries in 2011 in North Dakota involved forced entry, that means that 55% did not involve forced entry, so burglars either had keys or access codes, or entered through unsecured access points. Take the following steps to help deny burglars easy access to your home:
An increasing number of North Dakota residents are finding out for themselves how affordable and effective ADT monitored home security systems are. Today's security systems install quickly and are mostly wireless so they do not disrupt your home décor. Security systems come standard with wireless window and door chimes that sound whenever the window or door is opened. Other standard features include an intuitive LCD control panel and a passive infrared motion detector.
The control panel can be used for two-way communication with monitoring center personnel, and systems also include a wireless keychain remote with a "panic button" that can be pressed when immediate danger strikes.
Once a monitored home security system is in place, any time a break-in or fire is detected, the system notifies the monitoring center immediately. The homeowner is notified, and if emergency responders are needed, they are contacted as well. Systems can be customized to include additional IR motion detectors and additional control panels for added convenience.