Vermont Home Security Systems

The crime rate in Vermont, as in the majority of the U.S., has been trending downward over the past decade. In 2009 Vermont's violent crime rate was nearly 74% lower than the national average, and the state's property crime rate was lower than the national average by just over 5%, according to, and*

In 2010 there were 3,193 burglaries reported in Vermont, which has a population of around 626,000. In 2009 there were 3,452 burglaries reported, indicating a drop in burglary of 8.1%. Still, there are nearly nine burglaries per day in the state of Vermont.

Nationwide, a home burglary occurs every 15 seconds, making burglary one of the most common crimes committed. Residential burglaries are often crimes of opportunity, and a large percentage of home burglaries occur from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. -- while people are at work or school. Despite this, some 27% of owners of home security systems don't arm their systems during the day, instead waiting until they go to bed to turn their home security systems on.

Help Reduce Your Risk of Home Burglary

Around 87% of burglaries are considered preventable, and many burglaries do not involve forced entry. That means that burglars find an unlocked entrance or that they have keys that allowed them access to the home. First and foremost, burglars look for easy access to a residence. Fortunately, there is much the average Vermont homeowner can do to help deny burglars this easy access. Here are some tips:

  • Install deadbolt locks on all exterior doors and use them consistently. Make sure that the only people who have keys to the deadbolts are people you specifically want to have them.
  • Keep closed windows locked. If you must leave a window open, use window stops to help prevent them from being opened wider than six inches.
  • If you keep large amounts of cash in your home or have expensive jewelry, store them in a safe that is bolted to the floor. Cash and jewelry are among the items most commonly targeted by burglars.
  • When you go out of town, use light timers to switch lights on and off, have mail and newspapers collected, and arrange to have your lawn mowed.
  • Consider the benefits of installing an ADT monitored home security system.

Home Security Systems in Vermont

The home security systems of today are technologically sophisticated, yet easy to use. They come with an intuitive, easy-to-use control panel that allows you to arm or disarm your security system and that allows instant two-way communication with your system's monitoring center personnel.

You also get terrific features like passive infrared motion detection, window and door chimes that sound whenever the window or door is opened, and a wireless keychain remote with a "panic button" that can be used when you are in immediate danger.

Whenever the monitored home security system detects a break-in, fire, or smoke, the monitoring center is alerted immediately. Monitoring personnel contact the homeowner and summon emergency responders if necessary. The result is greater homeowner peace of mind, whether the homeowner is a single adult, head of a busy family with children, or an older or retired couple who want to enjoy their independence to the fullest.

If you would like to find out more about how to help protect your Vermont home with an ADT monitored home security system, call our professionals at Protect Your Home today. Protect Your Home is the nation's leading ADT Authorized Premier Provider and has more than 150 installation centers throughout the U.S. In many cases, you can arrange for next-day installation so you don't have to wait long to enjoy the peace of mind that comes with having 24/7 monitored home security.

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