Protecting your home and family is your top priority. It’s ours, too. At Crime Prevention Security Systems, we’re always ready to answer your home security questions. Here are five questions we often receive from neighbors like you.
How do most burglars break into a home?
Believe it or not, many burglars walk right through the front door, frequently kicking it in or breaking an adjacent window to reach in and turn the lock. While about 40% of break-ins involve forced entry, 32% of the time unlocked doors make it that much easier for burglars.
What’s the best way to prevent break-ins?
Many people believe a barking dog is enough to deter burglars, but that’s not the case. Multiple studies reveal that visible signs of a home security system are the number one reason burglars move on to the next house. The presence of a dog inside the home was fourth on the list, but unlike a security system, your dogs can be bribed or outsmarted.
How common are burglaries in my neighborhood?
You’re more than twice as likely to be a victim of property crime in Orlando than in other parts of Florida. FBI statistics show there were 3485 burglaries in Orlando in 2013 (the most recent report). The same FBI report showed 742 burglaries in Gainesville, making that city’s property crime rate 37% higher than the state average. CrimeReports.com lets you look up criminal activity in your specific neighborhood.
Are do-it-yourself home security systems effective?
Do-it-yourself systems often give homeowners a false sense of security. Without professional monitoring, there’s no one to dispatch police to your home when the alarm is triggered. Improperly installed sensors leave blind spots criminals can work around to break in without setting off the alarm, and DIY systems are much easier to disable over all.
How much does a monitored home security system cost?
Professional home security is affordable for most families today, especially when you consider the value of what you’re protecting. 24/7 monitoring service starts as low as $22 per month. An interactive home security system, including free mobile app and no need for a landline, is less than $40 per month.
To find out more about how a professionally installed security system can help protect you and your family, contact Crime Prevention Security Systems today.