Is Your Some Safe While You Are Away at Work or on Vacation?
You are currently watching the homes that belong to two of your neighbors. And while the couple across the street is just out of town for the week of Spring Break, your next door neighbors winter far from their home in a much warmer climate for several months every year. Both homes also have home security systems that are monitored by a local company.
Home security systems provide both protection and comfort. In fact, the installation of video surveillance systems and other types of home security systems allow families to leave for work or vacation without worrying about their property. the added comfort of knowing that your neighbors are keeping an eye on your property can make for both productive days at work and relaxing vacations with your family. In a time when the nightly news can be both frightening and sad, more and more families are realizing the value of investing in a home security system for their property.
- Posts on social media accounts can serve as an invitation to burglars who are looking ofr an easy opportunity. Most home protection services recommend that you post your travel photos once you return home, instead of inviting trouble while you are away.
- Resaerch indicates that in the year 2013 alone, an estimated $16.6 billion was lost from all reported property crimes.
- One of the best ways to protect your property is to make sure that you know your neighbors. Letting them know when you will be gone over the weekend or for a long family vacation allows them to know ahead of time that they should pay extra attention to any activity that is going on around your house or your business.
- There are an estimated 18 million home security systems curently installed in America.
- Estimates indicate that 85% of police officials surveyed believed home monitoring systems help deter burglary attempts.
- Community groups that have an online presence are increasing, and these function to make their neighbors aware of when there is suspicious behavior in an area.
- The police departments in some communities like Omaha, Nebraska, are joining forces with online neighborhood groups to help monitor possible problems.
- Your home without a security system or alarm is up to 300% more likely to be broken into than a home with a security system or alarm.
- One popular security measure that many families and businesses use is an access control system that allows family or work members to use a code to get into a property.
- Unless you follow through on security system maintenance you may not be as safe as you think you are.
- Reports from local police departments and other sources indicate that 85% of break-ins are committed by non-professional criminals.
- Property crimes committed in the year 2013 totaled nearly $8.6 million, which represents an approximate 4.1% decrease from the year 2012.
- Research shows that security cameras can help owners protect their property. The owner of a lake house, for instance, can use their on site security camera to check on their property even when they are not at the lake.
- One study indicates that some home insurance policy providers offer discounts up to 20% when a home security system is installed.
- Police typically only solve 13% of all reported burglaries. In most cases, this lack of resolution is a result of the absence of witnesses or physical evidence. A security camera, however, might provide a lead which could them be used to identify stolen goods or the suspected criminal.
- Every time you leave your home without locking up you are sending an open invitation to those who are looking for an easy entry. In fact, as many as 30% of all burglaries occur with the offender entering through an unlocked or open door.
- Research indicates that 2.5 million home intrusions are reported every year in the U.S.
- Take time to protect your family and your property. Installing a home security system is both a deterrent and a warning system that can alert you to problems whether you are at home or you are away.
- Yearly research by the U.S. Department of Commerce indicates that approximately 75% of employees steal. A video surveillance system may be able to protect business owners from employee theft.