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Home Security: Do I need it?

When it comes to keeping your home safe, some may think that a security door with a dead bolt is enough. However, homeowners fail to realize that not all burglars enter from a front door. This is why a simple dead bolt is not enough to protect a home. Instead, homeowners should consider installing a new home security system.

Home Security Terminology

As you begin to make your decision about a home security system, consider these facts from Super Circuits:

  1. Within the United States, a burglary occurs about every 14 seconds.
  2. These break-ins typically occur between the hours of 10 in the morning till 3 in the afternoon.
  3. Once inside, a burglar typically spends anywhere from 8 to 12 minutes in your home.

Here are some statistics about entrance into your home that burglars use:

  1. 34% use the front door
  2. 23% use the first floor window
  3. 22% use the back door
  4. 9% use the garage
  5. 6% use storage areas
  6. 4% use the basement
  7. 2% use the second floor

 

During a 5 year study, researchers at Rutgers University have found a direct link between the use of a home security system and the decrease in burglaries of the home. In fact, research found that a home is 60% less likely to be the victim of a crime when equipped with a home security system compared to a home that lacks a home security system.

A home security system is the first form of detection for both homeowners and law enforcement should a break-in occur. This means that the perpetrator is more likely to be caught and arrested compared to a crime that takes place in a home without a home security system.

Integrated Technologies Group has been providing the residents of Maryland with quality home security systems for over a decade. Along with offering a home security system for your Maryland home, we also offer home theater services, home automation services, and central vacuum services. Integrated Technologies Group now provides the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, and West Virginia with home security systems.

Want to get started with Integrated Technologies Group? Call us today at 1-800-560-3280 or visit our online contact page. We will find the location closest to your home to ensure you receive efficient and quick service.

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