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How effective is a home security system?

How effective is a home security system?

According to information published by Rutgers University (following a five-year research study into the effectiveness of home security systems, the first of its kind), the overwhelming majority of people with home security systems were able to dramatically reduce instances of criminal activity and were also able to lessen the blow of home invasions as well.

According to this research, the mere presence of a home security system dropped the chances of a home being broken into by almost 40%, but it also protected the homes of neighbors as well. A lot of this was attributed to effective signage that showed...


60 Percent of Burglaries Involved Forcible Entry

60 Percent of Burglaries Involved Forcible Entry

If you’re curious about crime statistics for burglaries, you’ll find this factual article helpful. Today, we’re going to talk about some statistics for burglaries which involve forcible entry. Our statistics are derived from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program.

To begin, let’s define burglary. It is the illegal entry into a structure with the intent to rob or to commit a felony. In order to be classified as a burglary, a crime doesn’t need to involve force. In order to be classified as a burglary, a crime must meet one of three sub-classifications. The first is forcible...


Secure the Top 3 Entry Points Into Your Home

Secure the Top 3 Entry Points Into Your Home

The FBI Crime Report (published annually) tells us that 33% of all burglaries occur with the criminals never having to force their way into a home.

Think about that for a second...

One out of every three burglaries and home invasions that happens could have been completely prevented simply by locking up and closing windows, and maybe paying a little bit more attention to whether or not your garage was quite as secure as you had hoped it would be.

And even though the other two thirds of burglaries out there occur because of forced entry methods – kicking in...