Posted: August 29, 2014
Break-ins are among the most common of home threats in the United States, according to the FBI. The crime is so common that Safeguard the World™ estimates one break-in takes places every 13-seconds in the U.S. An open window or unlocked door only invites criminals—especially in the summer months, when the highest percentages of break-ins occur.
Every 13 seconds someone in the U.S. is a victim of a home break-in.
Helping to protect yourself from the threat of a break-in 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 break-in each year, only 17% of U.S. residences are protected by a security system according to Safeguard the World™.
Since most break-ins 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 criminals in the act, but also deter them from ever 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.
In a country where 2-million homes report a break-in each year, only 17% of U.S. residences are protected by a security system.
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. But most importantly, make sure the install crew and support staff is knowledgeable to ensure a speedy response from local law enforcement.