Your home, the old adage goes, is your castle. Unfortunately, though, you likely don’t have a moat around your castle and need something a bit more practical.
Burglary is by far the most common threat to our home, and far too many of us are not properly protected. According to the FBI, a burglary occurs somewhere in the United States every 15.4 seconds. Becoming a burglary victim can leave you and your family feeling vulnerable and violated. To avoid becoming a burglary victim, it is important to first gain an understanding of who commits them and why.
Why Does Burglary Occur, and How Does A Home Security System Help Thwart It?
The majority of home and apartment burglaries occur during the daytime when most people are away at work or school. The summer months of July and August have the most burglaries, with February having the fewest crimes. Burglaries are committed most often by young males under 25 years of age looking for items that are small, expensive, and can easily be converted to cash. Favorite items are cash, jewelry, guns, watches, laptop computers, video players, CDs and other small electronic devices are high on the list. Quick cash is needed for living expenses and drugs.
Statistics tell us that 70 percent of burglars use some amount force to enter a dwelling, but their preference is to gain easy access through an open door or window. Ordinary household tools like screwdrivers, channel-lock pliers, small pry bars, and small hammers are most often used by burglars. Burglars continue to flourish because police can only clear about 13 percent of all reported burglaries and rarely catch the thief in the act.
Protecting your valuables, then, is the most obvious benefit of a home security system. We all know someone who has experienced a home invasion, and lost valuable electronics, jewelry, and perhaps even had irreplaceable belongings with sentimental value stolen or damaged. A home security system has an alarm that will scare of many burglars, who will not risk their time lingering in protected places, and can notify the authorities if someone does attempt to break in.
Get Started on Home Security With ITG Today!
Integrated Technologies Group has provided Maryland residents with quality home security systems for over a decade. Along with offering home security systems, we offer home theater services, home automation services, and central vacuum services. Integrated Technologies Group now serves Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, and West Virginia.
Want to get started with Integrated Technologies Group? Call us today at 1-800-560-3280 or visit our online contact. We will find the location closest to your home to ensure you receive efficient and quick service.