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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.

'Bored' Wisconsin security guard handcuffs himself, forgets key at home: police

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Published:  Mon, 14 Oct 2019 08:35:00 GMT



Global Home Security System Market Griving Growth By Top Manufacturers, Industrial Production, Market Share Value With Future Trends 2028

Oct 14, 2019 (WiredRelease via COMTEX) -- Home Security System Market report 2019 is dispensed after a thorough study of various key market segments like Market Size, Latest Trends, Market Threats & ...

Published:  Mon, 14 Oct 2019 01:56:00 GMT



5 best cheap home security solutions of 2019

For renters, add a retrofit lock It can be tough for renters to boost their home security in part because installation can be pretty involved -- especially when you're talking smart deadbolts. So if ...

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Colorado School District Goes High-Tech Amid Security Threats

After the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut, Jefferson County Public Schools began overhauling security systems to include remote-locking doors and ... The Jefferson County ...

Published:  Mon, 14 Oct 2019 08:15:00 GMT



Protect your home with a Google Nest security kit for $225 off

Home Depot has a great deal today for anyone who wants to secure their house with Google Nest equipment. The hardware retailer is selling a Nest Security Alarm System with two Google Nest Indoor ...

Published:  Fri, 11 Oct 2019 07:35:00 GMT



Home Security System Market Next Big Thing | Major Giants - Tyco Security Products, Nortek Security & Control, Honeywell International

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Best Buy is discounting a home security bundle with two Arlo Pro cameras and a smart doorbell - you can save $150

For a limited time, a kit with two Arlo Pro security cameras and a smart doorbell is on sale for $150 off the normal price from Best Buy.

Published:  Thu, 10 Oct 2019 12:45:00 GMT



More than 30 Security Vulnerabilities Surfaced and $33,750 awarded to Hackers in Eighth Department of Defense Bug Bounty Program

More than 30 Security Vulnerabilities Surfaced and $33,750 awarded to Hackers in Eighth Department ... View source version on businesswire.com: ... ...

Published:  Mon, 14 Oct 2019 06:25:00 GMT



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$99 Customer Installation Charge. 36-Month Monitoring Agreement required at $36.99 per month ($1,331.64), 24-Month Monitoring Agreement required at $36.99 ($887.76) for California, including Quality Service Plan (QSP). Form of payment must be by credit card or electronic charge to your checking or savings account. Offer applies to homeowners only. Local permit fees may be required. Satisfactory credit history required. Certain restrictions may apply. Offer valid for new ADT Authorized Premier Provider customers only and not on purchases from ADT LLC. Other rate plans available. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Licenses: AL-15-1104, AK-35221, AZ-ROC217517, AR-2008-0014, CA-ACO6320, CT-ELC.0193944-L5, DE-07-212, FL-EC13003427, DC-602513000006, GA-LVA205395, HI-CT30946, ID-ELE-SC-39312, IL-127.001042, IN-City of Indianapolis: LAC-000156, IA-AC-0036, KY-City of Louisville: 483, LA-F1082, LA-F1914, LA-F1915, ME-LM50017382, MD-107-1626, MA-1355C, MI-3601205773, MN-TS01807, MS-15007958, MO-City of St. Louis: CC354, St. Louis County: 89767, MT-247, NE-14451, NV-68518, City of Las Vegas: 3000002944, NJ-34BF00021800, NM-353366, NY-Licensed by the N.Y.S. Dept. of State UID#12000286189, #12000286451, NC-1622-CSA, OH-53891446, City of Cincinnati: AC86, OK-1048, OR-170997, Pennsylvania Home Improvement Contractor Registration Number: PA22999, RI-3582, SC-BAC5630, SD-1025-7001-ET, TN-C1520, TX-B13734, ACR-3492, UT-6422596-6501, VT-ES-2382, VA-115120, WA-602588694/PROTEYH934RS, WV-042433, WI-City of Milwaukee: PAS-0002640, WY-LV-G-21499. 3750 Priority Way South Dr. Suite 200 Indianapolis, IN 46240 ©2014 Defender Security

 

Vivint Disclaimer:

Activation Fee and 42-Month Monitoring Agreement at a minimum of $49.99/mo., home ownership, and satisfactory credit history required. Local permit fees and/or sales tax may apply. Services not available in all areas.

 

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