Oklahoma Home Security Systems
Oklahoma's violent crime rate in 2009 was higher than the national average by almost 16%, and the state's property crime rate was higher than the national average by nearly 34%. In 2010, there were 37,358 burglaries in Oklahoma, which averages out to just over 102 burglaries per day or one burglary every 14 minutes and 4 seconds. While the burglary rate in Oklahoma is higher than it was a decade ago, it has dropped off slightly from a 2009 peak, according to CityRating.com and OK.gov.*
Forcible entry was used in almost 70% of the burglaries in Oklahoma, and the total losses from residential burglaries in 2010 were $54,684,972. Over 40% of burglaries in Oklahoma took place during the daytime.
While Oklahoma does have a higher burglary rate than the national average, there are plenty of common sense measures the average Oklahoman can take to help reduce their risk. Here are some tips:
Oklahomans throughout the state are discovering how affordable and effective ADT monitored home security systems are. These security systems not only detect break-ins, but they also help detect smoke and fires.
One-touch access to the monitoring facility is available, and today’s systems come with a keychain outfitted with a "panic button" for instant access from wherever you are in your home. These are particularly helpful for older residents. The digital touch pad that comes with a top home security system has an intuitive user interface, making the system very easy to use. Battery backup features let your system work for up to 24 hours after a power outage.
ADT monitored home security systems are monitored 24 hours a day. As soon as the alarm sounds, the monitoring facility gets in touch with the homeowner and notifies first responders. However, in some cases, the situation never gets that far. When burglars see a yard sign or window decal indicating that a property is monitored around the clock, they often choose to go somewhere else.