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.
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:
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.