It’s the time of year when many people commit to making changes in their lives. Often, New Year’s resolutions involve goals to improve our well-being – losing weight, quitting smoking, exercising more. If you live in Orlando, arguably the most important thing you can do to contribute to your family’s overall well-being in 2015, however, is investing in home security.
Orlando residents have a 1 in 97 chance of being a victim of violent crime and a 1 in 15 chance of being a victim of property crime, twice the state average. Sadly, violent and property crimes often mix in the form of home invasions, an increasingly common occurrence in Orlando.
Last month alone, there were three high-profile home invasions in our community. In one incident, a man was killed. In another, a woman was sexually assaulted. In all three incidents, criminals barged in on innocent victims in the comfort of their homes, caused them harm and stole their property.
As scary as these incidents are, there are precautions you can take to protect yourself, your family and your home. A custom home security system is the best deterrent to break-ins and burglaries. The mere presence of an alarm system causes most criminals to move on to an easier target. If they do break in, the blare of the alarm siren is usually enough to scare them off.
The most important aspect of any home security system is 24/7 monitoring. A monitored home security system sends an alert to a staffed monitoring center where trained responders are standing by to dispatch police to your location when an alarm is triggered. This allows police to arrive on the scene quickly to protect your family and catch criminals in the act.
As you make your New Year’s resolutions, we encourage you to include security as a top priority, and we wish you and your family a wonderful and safe 2015. If there’s anything we can do to help, contact Crime Prevention Security Systems today.