Statistically, every nine seconds another family in North America
is victimized by a burglar. That means that in the past 24 hours,
over 9,000 families lost some of their possessions and most of their
sense of security to a burglar.
Are all of the statistics stacked
in factor of the criminal? No. Studies have shown that homes with
a monitored home security system are 600 percent less likely to
be victimized than those without a monitored system. That means
that over a 20-year period, homeowners reduce their risk of being
victimized from 75 percent to less than 15 percent with a monitored
home security system.
Before you shop for a new security
system, it's a good idea to find out something about them. There
are two basic levels of protection provided by a home security system:
exterior (or perimeter) protection and interior protection. Ideally,
your home security system should have a combination of both.
Perimeter protection is your
first line of defense. Devices generally consist of sensing mechanisms
attached to doors and windows leading into the home. These devices
are wired in such a way that when your system is turned on, or "armed"
an alarm will sound if entry is attempted. If your system includes
central monitoring station service, they will then send an emergency
call for help.
Interior protection is your
second line of defense. Interior sensors are often refereed to as
"space protectors: and work on the principle that once inside
the house, an intruder is most likely to pass through certain rooms,
hallways and stairs to get to the areas where valuables are most
likely to be found, Space protectors are designed to detect changes
in the protected space, such as movement or rapid changes in temperature.
When an intruder is detected, the alarm system is triggered, and,
if applicable, your central monitoring station is alerted.
New advances in home security
systems are introduced every year that are smarter, smaller, and
more affordable than previous versions. We would welcome the opportunity
to review the enhancements possible to your existing system...or
proposed an affordable, state-of-the-art new installation to help
you defend your home and loved ones ... and put the "safety
and security" odds in your favor instead of the criminal's.