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The Average Loss per Burglary is $2230

The Average Loss per Burglary is $2230

Home burglaries are all too common these days. If you’re wondering just how high the odds of a home burglary really are, you’ve definitely come to the right place. We’ve compiled some important and accurate statistics which will help you to gain a deeper understanding of the odds. Our statistics are based on 2012 information which is derived from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The first important statistic details the frequency of burglaries in the USA. Based on 2012 figures, one in thirty-six homes will be robbed during the year. This equates to a monetary loss of $2230 per person....


A Burglary Occurs Every 15 Seconds

A Burglary Occurs Every 15 Seconds

As startling as it may seem, a burglary occurs every 15 seconds! This scary statistic comes direct from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and it’s something that every homeowner should be aware of. If you’re looking for ways to minimize the risk, you’ll appreciate our helpful quick guide.

We’ve compiled a list of home security tips, all of which will help to protect you. While there really isn’t any way to eliminate the risk entirely, paying more attention to home security will help a lot.

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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...


How to protect your garage from forced entry

How to protect your garage from forced entry

The overwhelming majority of homeowners do a fantastic job of securing their actual home from criminals and burglars, but they kind of let the ball drop when it comes time to protecting the garage as thoroughly.

We aren’t exactly sure as to why this happens, but it does – the statistics illustrate this pretty clearly. Rutgers University performed a five-year experiment and study, and determined that the overwhelming majority of people that dealt with a significant home breach simply hadn’t paid attention to their home security, and certainly hadn’t paid attention to the security of their garages.

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Why a Zip Tie is Not Enough to Secure Your Garage Door

Why a Zip Tie is Not Enough to Secure Your Garage Door

We get this question a lot... Why not use a Zip Tie instead of Garage Door Armor? Please read this article to understand why.