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Is Home Security Important?

The numbers are alarming: 1 in every 36 homes in the United States will be the target of thieves this year. In comparison with other countries, burglary rates in the United States are high. Areas such as Cleveland, Ohio, Memphis, Tenn., and Detroit, Mich. have some of the highest burglary rates in the nation.

The statistics are enough to make you never want to leave your home again in an attempt to prevent yourself from being included in that 1 in 36 figure. But you need not barricade yourself inside your home, prepared to protect what is yours. Even if you think you live in a safe neighborhood, robbery is not an act that is exclusive to the "bad" part of town.

Homeowners need not feel helpless, however. There are many ways they can protect themselves and their property from theft and damage. According to Consumer Reports, among the top seven ways to burglar-proof any home include kick-proofing doors for main entryways, choosing the right kind of locks for doors and lighting the exterior areas of your property during evening and overnight hours. Installing a home security system also ranked in the top seven ways to protect your home.

Home security systems are a great way to deter burglars from even considering your home on their list of targets. Advancements in technology have made home security systems not only a reliable means by which to protect your property, but also an affordable one. Current statistics indicate there are roughly 36 million security systems being used in the United States today, with over half of those in private residences. The average monthly cost to maintain the system can range from $25 to $100, depending on the number of “bells and whistles” your package includes.

The question many homeowners ask themselves is if they even need a home security system. If you are among the skeptics, there are many reasons to consider taking that leap and choosing an affordable home security system. First and foremost, many insurance companies offer a discount on home insurance premiums to customers whose homes are protected by a security system. Those discounts can equal 15 to 20 percent annually.

Another reason to consider installing a home security system is that they deter crime from happening, and can lessen the length of an act-in-progress. Thieves who hit a home that already is protected by a security system are likely to flee quickly once they realize they have burglarized a home that soon may be surrounded by police.

Home security systems also can protect your home against other threats, such as fire. Many home security companies offer fire protection as part of their coverage. Also, for those living alone, for elderly customers, or those with medical conditions, the ability to use their wireless transmitters to summon emergency help is a huge benefit to having a home security system.

There are many options when selecting a home security system, so be sure to do your research before deciding on one to ensure you have chosen the option that best fits your individual needs.

Nest Makes a Bigger Push Into Home Security

Nest is making a big push into home security. The home automation company, owned by Google parent Alphabet goog , debuted several new products on Wednesday intended to make homeowners safer. Nest, founded in 2011, has made a name for itself as a maker of ...

Published:  Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:21:51 GMT



Nest looks to shake up home security

Nest co-founder Matt Rogers discusses an array of new home-security devices, including a video-camera doorbell and outdoor security cameras Nest on Wednesday set out to shake up the home security market, unveiling an internet-age alarm system. A unit of ...

Published:  Thu, 21 Sep 2017 02:49:00 GMT



Security cameras playing larger role in home safety, criminal probes

BLOOMINGTON - When Bloomington police began investigating the deaths of two children and the apparent suicide of their father early Tuesday, they had a tool to assist them with details of what happened: footage from a home security system that showed the ...

Published:  Fri, 22 Sep 2017 03:03:00 GMT



Nest launches a home security system and connected doorbell

Nest just expanded its product lineup in a big way. The company's offerings now include a home security system, a connected doorbell, and an outdoor security camera. Nest introduced the new products at a press event in San Francisco Wednesday. SEE ALSO ...

Published:  Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:27:00 GMT



Nest Expands Into Home Security With First Security System Designed to Be Easy on Residents, Tough on Intruders

Nest Labs, Inc. (nest.com), architect of the thoughtful home, today announced a home security solution that includes the Nest Secure alarm system, Nest Hello video doorbell, Nest Cam IQ outdoor security camera, and corresponding software and services.

Published:  Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:30:00 GMT



Home Security Products and Solutions Market: Worldwide Industry Analysis and New Market Opportunities Explored

New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/22/2017 -- While the global home security products and solutions market remained concentrated in North America and Asia Pacific in 2016, the coming years will witness good growth potential in developing economies where there ...

Published:  Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:20:00 GMT



Global Home Security Solutions Industry Analysis and Forecast Report 2017-2025

(EMAILWIRE.COM, September 22, 2017 ) Home security solutions are electronics security systems that are designed and used to monitor homes, personal property, residential setups, living premises and residents to protect them from crimes such as robberies ...

Published:  Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:59:00 GMT



LSU home football games to see increased security to target underage drinking

Law enforcement will increase security at LSU home games starting this weekend, particularly targeting underage drinking after recent incidents involving alcohol on campus, including the death of fraternity pledge Maxwell Gruver last week. East Baton Rouge ...

Published:  Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:39:00 GMT



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