Home Security Systems And Current Crime Statistics

One of the things you need to consider whenever you are shopping for the best home security systems to ensure the safety and security of your family and home is that you select one of the systems that monitor all the zones in your home you want protected.  Additionally, you want to find one of the home security systems that can be monitored and have additional components added to it.  Most importantly, you need to make sure that your current budget can handle what you want to install.

Whether it is news and stats posted on the internet, headlines in your local newspaper, or radio and TV ads, you are bound to find something that relates to the home security issue and systems that provide you with the peace of mind you need.  Home invasions and violent crimes are on the rise today because of the state of the economy and state-of-the-art home security systems can offer you the protection you are looking for.

Here are a few of the most current statistics associated with home break-ins and burglaries that may convince you that having one of these home security systems installed is necessary:

  • Burglaries in the US occur once every 15 seconds
  • You are 3 times as likely to be a burglary victim if you do not have one of these home security systems installed on your property
  • The average residential burglary loss that individuals claim today on their homeowner’s insurance is over $1,600
  • These burglary losses average over $400 less in homes that have home security systems installed

Remember that when you are selecting one of these security systems to protect your family and home that there are 4 key factors that you need to consider:

  • effectiveness
  • features
  • price
  • service

Depending on how sophisticated you want your home security systems to be (i.e. zones that are protected, additional components such as flood and smoke detectors integrated into the system, and monitoring service) you could spend anywhere between $100 and $1,000 dollars to have one installed.

So you need to determine how many zones you want monitored and if you are willing to pay for around-the-clock protection.  Just make sure that the company is certified, insured, and licensed whenever you are shopping around for the ideal systems that ensure the security of your home whether you are in the house or not.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 20th, 2010