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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

It’s kind of crazy when you really sit down to think about it.

Homeowners will spend thousands of dollars to get a top quality security system installed in their homes, then spend hundreds of dollars each year to make sure that this security system is monitored in real time 24/7 – but will only use a zip tie to “lock up” their garage door to make sure that criminals cannot use one of the easiest entry points of them all to gain access to their homes.

We may be the smartest animals we know, but that doesn’t mean that we’re...


2,000,000 Home Burglaries are Reported Each Year in the United States

2,000,000 Home Burglaries are Reported Each Year in the United States

2,000,000 home burglaries are reported each year in the United States. If you’re interested in avoiding becoming a victim, understanding just how common these sorts of burglaries are will be an important first step.

Most people who do understand the frequency of home burglaries take steps to lower the risk. They do this by making their homes less appealing to thieves. For example, installing a security system and then posting a sign or sticker which shows that you are protected will help a lot.

While some people post stickers and don’t have security systems, it’s obviously better to have a...


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...