Find Peace of Mind With A Security System
Criminals At The Front Door
Imagine coming home to the door wide open, the television missing, and the entire home ransacked. Your home has been broken into and you are the victim of a crime. This is a reality for many Americans without an alarmed security system or surveillance system in their home.
The Bureau of Justice identifies four types of burglary: completed burglary, forcible entry, unlawful entry without force and attempted forcible entry. More than 2.5 million home intrusions are reported every year in the United States, and about 61% of all burglaries are committed by forcible entry. Thirty-four percent of burglars use unlawful entry without force, entering right through the front door. Police only solve about 13% of all reported burglaries due to a lack of witnesses or physical evidence.
There are an estimated 18 million home security systems currently installed in the US. Eighty-five percent of police officials surveyed believed that home monitoring systems help deter burglary attempts. Homes without security systems are up to 300% more likely to be broken into because 9 out of 10 burglars avoid homes with alarm systems and said if they did encounter an alarm, they would not attack the home. In addition to deterring criminals, home security systems, according to SafeWise, help protect your valuables, decreases homeowners insurance cost and provides peace of mind.
There Is A System for Everyone
There are different security systems to choose from. There are alarm systems like those offered by ADT security, considered a commercial security system. These kinds use sensors in and around the home to create a perimeter. When that perimeter is broken, an alarm will go off. In many cases, once the alarm is set off police officials are notified.
Commercial security providers like ADT security also allow you to have full-home video surveillance for a fixed rate. However, there are video cameras that don’t require professional installation. You can get a security system for under $100 that you can install yourself. According to SafeWise, Modern security systems now allow you to remotely monitor what’s happening in your home when you’re not there.
There are easy video surveillance systems like Blink that allow you to view your home on a tablet or smartphone and requires a few steps to set up. Many modern day systems are wireless, making them good to move around. Wired systems, however, are still a thing. Wired systems, according to SafeWise, have an edge on reliability compared to wireless systems since wireless security systems are subject to various types of interference which can cause your sensor to fail to respond, or to respond unpredictably. Since there are so many options for video cameras, it’s best that you find one that fits your specific needs.
Having a security system and being able to monitor your home when you’re away can reduce the chances of a break-in. No one wants to be a victim of a crime like a burglary. No one wants their hard-work and valuables taken away or damaged. To prevent this, invest in a security system to protect your home, family, and valuables.