Thursday, May 15, 2014 / by Julie Weems
All too often homeowners are reactive when it comes to home security: they install a home security system after their home has been invaded. It is important to be proactive. Protect your family, home and property by installing an alarm system today!
There were an estimated 2,103,787 burglaries and 354,520 robberies.
That's one burglary every 15 seconds and one robbery every 1.5 minutes.
Around 60% of burglars used forcible entry to gain access to a home. More than 30% of burglars entered residences through an unlocked door, window and other opening without force.
Typically, burglars spend less than 60 seconds breaking into a home. The more difficult it is to gain access, the more likely a burglar is to reconsider the attack.
Most convicted burglars (90%) said they want to avoid homes with alarm systems and said if they did encounter an alarm, they would abandon the attack on the home.
It's estimated that 74% of uncompleted intrusions can be credited to an audible alarm.
Homes without alarm systems are 3 times more likely to be burglarized than those with an alarm system.
Call an alarm company you can trust!