If you don’t have a home security system, it’s time that you looked into ADT security or some other surveillance system to keep an eye on your home. If you’re on the fence about whether you need one for your home or apartment, read on for three reasons a security system is just as vital these days as locks on your doors:
Home Intrusions Can Happen Any Time
If it hasn’t ever happened to you, you may never think about it, but every year in American more than 2.5 million home intrusions are reported. Sometimes burglaries are committed by people with keys or by known entities, but 61% of the time those burglaries are forcible entry. Those are forced entries that an ADT security system or other commercial security system would have picked up on. And if you’re thinking that locking your door is enough, think again. Amazingly, 34% of home invaders come right through the front door, and another 30% through some unlocked door or window somewhere. It’s just a fact of life that people will forget to secure doors and windows. A home security system, however, will be watching whether the door is locked or not.
Not Having a System Makes You A Target
About 18 million home surveillance systems, such as the ADT security system or Omaha security systems, are installed nationwide. Since homes that don’t have a security system are 300% more likely to be a target, not having a system is now an invitation to thieves. When convicted burglars are surveyed, nine out of ten of them say that they avoid homes with security systems, and that if an alarm went off they would not attack.
The Police Need Help
Unless thieves stole something from you that can be easily tracked, trying to find burglars can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. Only about 13% of reported home invasion cases ever get solved, usually because there wasn’t enough physical evidence and there were no witnesses. Most burglaries happen when no one is home: between 10:00am and 3:00pm. Having an ADT security system or other video surveillance systems means that even if your home is targeted there is a good chance there will be video evidence to help solve the case.
Most of us never think about security systems until something happens; but when it does it’s too late. Don’t leave your home and family vulnerable. Look into getting a security system that can offer you real protection and priceless peace of mind.