Burglaries are among the most common of personal security threats across the United States. The Federal Bureau of Investigation reported an estimated 2,159,878 burglaries in 2010. An open window or unlocked door only invites burglars—especially in the summer months, when the highest percentages of break-ins occur.
Financial losses due to burglaries have increased over the last decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Justice. The good news is that, while the rate of financial loss due to burglary has gone up over the past ten years, the rate of fully completed burglaries has declined. In other words, burglaries are more easily thwarted as security efforts increase.
Financial losses due to burglaries have increased over the last decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Justice.
Helping to protect yourself from the threat of burglaries is a way of life that includes mundane tasks like locking windows and doors when leaving. Additional steps such as reinforcing flimsy glass panels or weak locks take home security a step further. Unfortunately, In a country where 2-million+ homes report a burglary each year, only 17% of U.S. residences are protected a security system according to Safeguard the World™.
In a country where 2-million homes report a burglary each year, only 17% of U.S. residences are protected a security system.
Since most burglaries take place when residents are not at home, the best form of protection is a security system. In-home alarms are designed to not only catch burglars in the act, but also deter them from even entering your home. An intruder who knows your home is protected by a security alarm may be much less likely to find his/her way into the residence.
While the rate of financial loss due to burglary has gone up over the past ten years, the rate of fully complete burglaries has declined.
When selecting a security system, look for an experienced provider that offers quality products. The latest technology integrates video surveillance and motion detection with wireless monitoring and home automation for ultimate scalability. Most importantly, make sure the install crew and support staff is knowledgeable to ensure a speedy response from Bethesda law enforcement.