Washington Home Security Systems

The rate of violent crimes in the state of Washington is lower than the national average, but the rate of property crimes in Washington is higher than the national average – a whopping 50% above average, according to data from 2009 from CityRating.com and WA-State-OFM.us.*

In 2010, there were 54,833 burglaries reported in Washington, which averages out to about 150 burglaries per day statewide. This rate is about 10% higher than the U.S. average. The good news is that crime rates overall are falling nationwide over the past decade, and have fallen in the state of Washington as well. Furthermore, there are many things that Washington residents can do to help protect themselves, their families, and their homes from burglary.

Helping Protect Your Home from Burglary

Across America, nearly 2.2 million burglaries take place per year. Here are some steps you can take to help lower your risk of being a burglary victim:

  • Make sure everyone in the household is in the habit of locking up consistently. Around 4% of burglars enter through unlocked entrances.
  • When you make a major purchase, wait until trash collection day to place the box at the curb. Better yet, break down the box and fold it so that the plain cardboard is showing. Burglars case homes based on which ones are most likely to have expensive new goodies.
  • Cut back overgrown vegetation where burglars could hide while waiting to break in. Adding motion sensor lighting over walkways and your driveway is another good tactic. These lights alone are sometimes sufficient to scare off an intruder.
  • Lock up bicycles, tools, and lawn equipment when they're not in use.
  • Avoid leaving valuables within plain sight of ground floor windows.
  • Consider installing an ADT monitored home security system.

Today's Home Security Systems

The home security system of today is technologically advanced, easy to operate, and effective, with features like infrared motion detection, a "panic button," and an intuitive control panel.

Having an ADT monitored home security system installed doesn't have to mean major disruption to your schedule or your house. These security systems install quickly and with minimum interference with your home's décor. Whether you're a single person, the parent of several kids, or a retired person who wants a bit more peace of mind about home security, ADT monitored security systems fill the need effectively and affordably.

If you would like to find out more about ADT monitored home security options for your Washington home, call and speak to a professional from Protect Your Home. Protect Your Home is the nation's number one ADT Authorized Premier Provider with more than 150 installation centers nationwide. You don't have to wait to enjoy the peace of mind that comes from having monitored home security that is on duty 24/7.

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