South Carolina Home Security Systems

Violent and nonviolent crime rates in the state of South Carolina have shown a slight upward trend over the past decade. In 2009, the violent crime rate in the Palmetto State was over 87% higher than the U.S. national average, while the state's property crime rate was higher than the national average by over 45%, according to CityRating.com and UCRDataTool.gov.*

In particular, the burglary rate in South Carolina is about 40% higher than the national average. In 2009, there were 45,443 burglaries reported in South Carolina, and in 2010 there were 46,156 reported, for an increase of about 1.6%.

Burglary is one of the most frequently reported property crimes, both in South Carolina and in the U.S. But that doesn't mean that South Carolinians have to resign themselves to it. In fact, there is a lot that average citizens can do to help protect their homes and families from burglary.

Help Reduce Your Risk of Home Burglary

Burglars look for easy access first and foremost. If a burglar discovers it will be a challenge to break into a house, chances are good he will go somewhere else. Here are some tips on helping to deny burglars access to your home and possessions:

  • Use deadbolt locks. Make it your family rule that anyone leaving the house must make sure all windows and exterior doors are locked. Make sure that only people you trust have keys to your house.
  • If you want to leave windows open to catch the breeze, use window stops that can help prevent windows from opening more than six inches.
  • "Case" your home by seeing what's easily visible from ground floor windows. If expensive items are easily visible, close blinds or rearrange furniture so that they're shielded from view.
  • Install motion sensor lighting over your driveway and any walkways around your house. These not only startle burglars into leaving, they're also helpful for family members who arrive home after dark.
  • When you travel, use light timers to switch lights on and off, have mail collected, and have your yard mowed. Burglars look for overgrown yards and stuffed mailboxes as clues nobody is home.
  • Consider installing a monitored home security system.

Home Security Systems in South Carolina

Increasing numbers of South Carolina residents are discovering just how affordable and effective ADT monitored home security systems are. These home security systems instantly alert a staffed monitoring center whenever a break-in, fire, or smoke is detected. Homeowners are immediately notified, and emergency responders are sent when necessary.

The monitored home security system of the 21st century is easy to use and technologically advanced. These security systems come with an intuitive LCD control panel that allows instant two-way communication with monitoring center personnel. They also have passive infrared motion detectors, plus window and door chimes that sound whenever the window or door is opened.

If you are interested in finding out more about ADT monitored home security system, call and speak with one of our professionals at Protect Your Home today. Protect Your Home is the nation's number one ADT Authorized Premier Provider with more than 150 installation centers across the U.S. In most cases, you can call today for installation tomorrow, so you can begin enjoying the peace of mind of monitored home security right away.

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