I would like to share some basic facts about burglaries and home invasions with you. Most burglars, 95 percent of them, are men, About half (56 percent) are white, and almost a third (31 percent) are Hispanic. On average, an arrest is made in only 13 percent of burglary cases in the United States. In an attempt to outsmart burglars, many people will post a sign or a decal in their yard or window. The idea, to outsmart criminals by feigning protection from ADT (the largest North American security company, serving nearly six and a half million customers), does occasionally scare off burglars. These facts are not new to most people. Here’s one that is. Contrary to common belief, burglary and home invasion CAN happen to you.
Investing in burglar alarm equipment is an absolute necessity in the world in which we live. Criminals are getting more brazen with each passing year. A home invasion from ten years ago might have involved some quick theft. A home invasion today could very well involve serious bodily injury, or worse. Whether you protect your home and family through alarm monitoring services such as a wireless burglar alarm, or through other means, such as investing in a dog, protecting your home is more important now than it has ever been in this country.
While alternatives like investing in a handgun or a guard dog can help you to protect your family, they also have drawbacks that you don’t have to worry about with burglar alarm equipment. Alarm monitoring never bit the baby over some food, and burglar alarm equipment never accidentally shot a loved one. Alarm systems rather offer peace of mind. The sign will ward off many potential home burglary attempts, and the monitoring services will ensure that help arrives to take care of those burglars who are more persistent.
That being said, you never want to just run out and sign up for the first monitoring service that you find. You wouldn’t do that for your business. You wouldn’t do that when buying a car. You shouldn’t do that when protecting your home and family. Look into home security systems reviews. I would recommend looking at companies who have a long track record. I would also suggest avoiding companies with humorous slogans or jingles. Those companies may seem more fun, but when a potentially armed criminal is invading your home, you want your family protected by a serious company that means business, not by a comedian.