I'm going to make a guess that you're here because you're thinking of getting your first home alarm system. The first thing you will need to do is to decide which home security company you want to work with. You’re going to have to ask yourself “what security system is right for me? What kind of services do I want? Do I want to speak to the same person or get transferred to agents I will never see?”
Businesses without alarms are 4.5 times more likely to be burglarized than those that do have them. But even a great alarm system won’t always stop the most tenacious burglars from trying.
The good news is, business security systems that protect retail, dealerships, schools, warehouses, construction sites, mom and pop shops, residences, and more, are evolving. And modern technology is leading to higher apprehension rates, fewer false alarms, and more comprehensive protection.
A home burglary occurs every 15 seconds in the US, but the average arrest rate for burglary is only 13 percent. It would seem that our slippery thieves are a sophisticated bunch.
The truth is, burglars are always looking for the path of least resistance. In fact, a shocking 41 percent don’t even plan their attacks —they simply look for easy targets.
Want to know what you're doing to encourage them? Here are 10 things that make your home a candidate for break-ins.