Burglar Alarm Systems
Burglar alarm systems are designed to detect unauthorized intrusion.
Today a wide range of detection equipment is available to meet the customer’s need for detection of an attempted burglary, or other life threatening intruders like smoke or carbon monoxide gas.
Homes without security systems are about 3 times more likely to be broken into than homes with security systems.
90 percent of police believe alarms deter burglary attempts.
Losses due to burglary average $400 less in residences with security systems than for a residence without security systems.
Most insurance companies offer a substantial discount on homeowner’s insurance policies for monitored burglar alarms.
What is a good system?
A good home security system will be customized to how you live your life. It takes into account your schedule, children and pets. Most of all it has to be easy to use.
Just some of what is available:
- Wireless Keyfob
- Glass breaks
- Cellular backup
- Pet sensitive motions
- Heat sensors
- Closed-circuit TV surveillance
- VCR recording (interior & exterior)
- Panic buttons
- Voice Sirens
Where Burglars Enter a House One survey showed:
- 34 % entered through the front door
- 23 % through a first-floor window
- 22 % through the back door
- 9 % through the garage
- 4 % through a basement
- 4 % through an unlocked entrance
- 2 % through a storage area