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Do Alarm Systems Really Deter Burglars?

According to Alarm.com,
90% of convicted burglars said they want to avoid homes with alarm systems and
said if they did encounter an alarm, they would choose not to the attack the
home. That’s an alarming statistic.

In fact, homes without alarm systems are 3 times more likely
to be burglarized than those with an alarm system.

Audible Alarms Deter Theft

Thieves prefer easy access to homes and business and often
enter through unlocked windows and doors. Having an audible security system (one
that produces a sound alarm) should be part of any comprehensive security
package, as 74% of uncompleted intrusions can be credited to an audible alarm.

Mistakes Homeowners Make That Increase Burglaries

While installing a security system is one of the best theft deterrents,
homeowners should also be mindful of:

1. Leaving doors and windows open

2. Positing their whereabouts on Social Media sites

3. Leaving valuables in plain site

4. Hiding a key near the front door or other common location

5. Leaving packages outside or letting mail and newspapers collect

Would-be thieves often look for these signs as a welcome
invitation to burglarize your home.

For more information on how you can arm your home with
the best security protection for any budget, contact Richmond Alarm online or at 804-276-9259. Our security design
consultants are happy to answer any questions you may have to help you get on
your way to a safer, secure home with added peace of mind. 

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Sources: alarm.com, protectyourhome.com