There’s no place like home! Home is the place where we feel safe, where we relax after a long day of work, and make countless memories with loved ones. Across America the number one crime concern is home break-ins. It’s interesting to note that the same homes that we feel vulnerable in, are subject to home invasions, fire, burglaries and countless other accidents.
- One burglary occurs every 13 seconds
- The average loss from a burglary is $2,799
- Burglaries usually happen during the day
Despite these statistics only 24% of Americans have a security system to protect their homes.
You might be asking, "how do I prevent this type of crime from occurring?" There are many steps that can help you avoid these types of attacks. However, three ways to get started include;
Neighborhood Watch Programs -
Posting “Neighborhood Watch” signage and having homeowners nearby on the lookout can help reduce these crimes. This type of group can be easily formed and largely contribute to reporting suspicious activity within the community.
Security System -
Homes without security systems are 300% more likely to get broken into. Are you interested in getting a home security system to keep your family safe? Check out another one of our blogs with the best ranked security systems of 2020.
Does your community have a gate? This type of controlled access has been proven to help homeowners and communities from burglary. This type of technology can help overall security and control within your community. Only homeowners and their invited guests are admitted access, this greatly reduces crime and other unwanted behaviors. These solutions help provide peace of mind!
While these ideas can help prevent crime, nothing is guaranteed, but when thinking about home safety it’s better to be proactive, than reactive. Are you interested about finding more burglary statistics? Checkout this infographic created by Safe At Last.