Ohio Home Security Systems

In 2009, there were 104,213 burglaries reported in the state of Ohio, which averages out to around 285 burglaries per day across the state. Though the violent crime rate in Ohio is lower than the U.S. average, the property crime rate in Ohio is higher than the national average by around 20%, according to CityRating.com.*

When it comes to property crimes in Ohio, the rate of burglary stands out as the crime that is higher than the national average by the largest margin. But don't become discouraged. There is plenty that the typical Ohio resident can do to help protect their home and family from being victimized. A good way to start is to try to think like a burglar.

Helping to Protect Your Home from Burglary

Sometimes it is easy to determine where your home's weak points are by simply walking around and examining it from the mindset of a burglar. Those beautiful shrubs that obscure ground floor windows may be better trimmed back so as not to provide a good hiding place for a burglar waiting to break in. Here are some more tips:

  • Is your front door flanked by windows that could be broken so that a burglar could reach in and unlock the door? If so, you should consider installing a double-key type deadbolt or reinforcing panes with quarter-inch Plexiglas.
  • When walking by a window, can you easily see valuable items like laptops, tablet computers, or portable gaming systems? If so, consider installing blinds or rearranging your room so that valuables are not readily visible.
  • Do you regularly leave the back door unlocked for convenience? If so, you should stop, because a surprising number of burglars don't have to bother with forced entry due to homeowners leaving doors or windows unlocked.
  • Are your driveway and walkways illuminated at night? You don't have to shine floodlights on them all the time, but motion-sensitive lighting over these dark areas is often enough to frighten off an intruder.
  • Check the curb. Are there boxes awaiting trash pick-up showing that you have recently bought a flat-screen TV, iPad, or laptop? Don't tip burglars off to the goodies that are available inside your home.

Home Security Systems

Finally, if there is no door decal or yard sign indicating that your home is protected by monitored home security, you could be giving burglars another reason to target your house.

Today's home security systems are monitored around-the-clock and are both technologically advanced and affordable. These systems add an extra layer of security to your home, telling intruders that they need to go somewhere else.

Home security systems are remarkably affordable with very low monthly monitoring fees. They install quickly and most importantly, they're effective. ADT monitored home security systems are terrific for people who live alone, families with children, and older or retired adults who want to preserve their independence.

If you are interested in finding out more about ADT monitored home security systems, call and speak with one of our professionals at Protect Your Home. Protect Your Home is the nation's number one ADT Authorized Premier Provider and has over 150 installation centers across the U.S. In most cases, you can call today and arrange for installation tomorrow. In just a few days time you could be enjoying the peace of mind that comes from having an ADT monitored security system.

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